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What sports do you play? (have you played?)

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by drizzt3117, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    No golfers? Or is that a given?

    High School: Baseball, tennis.

    College: Rowing for a couple years (DIII).

    Post-college: Golf, tennis (both occasionally and poorly).
     
  2. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    Oh yeah, and golf. Very poorly.
     
  3. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I wouldn't even consider what I can do on the links golf...heh
     
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    Get Smart Senior member

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    Tennis is a tough sport to play, in that if you don't play on a really consistent basis you lose alot of your sharpness, at least in my experience. I try to play 2-3 times a week but it doesn't always happen [​IMG]

    yea, I find that my form doesnt degrade too bad, and my timing will surprisingly come back pretty quickly, but the conditioning (lack of) is where I really feel it. I would love to play 2-3x week, as it is I play 1/week at most, then go thru a period where I dont play for a month.
     
  5. shoreman1782

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    It's difficult to play sports as a post-collegiate adult. I can usually make time to work out 3-4x a week, but trying to schedule those times with other people to play competitively post-work and pre-bedtime is really hard. So much easier to just go to the gym.

    Anyone play squash? I messed around with it in college, been meaning to try it again.
     
  6. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    yea, I find that my form doesnt degrade too bad, and my timing will surprisingly come back pretty quickly, but the conditioning (lack of) is where I really feel it. I would love to play 2-3x week, as it is I play 1/week at most, then go thru a period where I dont play for a month.
    I find my timing, especially on balls with pace and trying to short hop really deep shots gets off if I play less than once a week, not to mention serves... It could be that my game has never developed the consistency necessary to play at a D-I level. I can hit shots as well as friends of mine that played at D-1 schools but just never developed the shot after shot consistency that they had. I suppose my game is more flashes of brilliance mixed in with stretches of outright mediocrity.
     
  7. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    It's difficult to play sports as a post-collegiate adult. I can usually make time to work out 3-4x a week, but trying to schedule those times with other people to play competitively post-work and pre-bedtime is really hard. So much easier to just go to the gym.

    Anyone play squash? I messed around with it in college, been meaning to try it again.


    Yeah, I swim and lift four times a week and have been trying to schedule tennis matches for the other times. It's been inordinately difficult to play here of late because of the ridiculous weather. Noone has indoor courts in California and when temperatures are well over 100, playing outside before 8:30 or so in the evening is not pleasant.
     
  8. topcatny

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    In high school I played Football, basketball, baseball, swimming competively. Golf and tennis socially

    In college I played basketball competively for 2 years and my career ended with torn ACL and loss of cartilege. I also played intramural softball and golfed when I could.

    After college I play basketball sparingly. If you think it's hard to get one other guy together to play tennis, try getting 9 other guys together to play full court basketball. I also golf and ski as often as I can, which means I golf 15-20 times a year and ski once if I am lucky. I used to do both much more often before the wife and child came along.
     
  9. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    In high school I played Football, basketball, baseball, swimming competively. Golf and tennis socially

    In college I played basketball competively for 2 years and my career ended with torn ACL and loss of cartilege. I also played intramural softball and golfed when I could.

    After college I play basketball sparingly. If you think it's hard to get one other guy together to play tennis, try getting 9 other guys together to play full court basketball. I also golf and ski as often as I can, which means I golf 15-20 times a year and ski once if I am lucky. I used to do both much more often before the wife and child came along.


    Unless you go to outdoor courts in parks or schools/colleges or whatnot that have pickup games, I imagine it would be hard to find people for a game without a lot of coordination.
     
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    Unless you go to outdoor courts in parks or schools/colleges or whatnot that have pickup games, I imagine it would be hard to find people for a game without a lot of coordination.

    Pick up games are almost always around, but you attract all different ability levels and levels of conditioning. (mine isn't all that great these days so the idea of getting into a game with guys who want to fast break the entire game isn't appealing to me like it used to be)

    A group of us used to rent a gym one night a week and play and the e-mails that went back and forth to make sure who was coming was abundant. It worked for about a year and then we kept having too many guys cancel each week and eventually we just stopped even trying to do it anymore.
     
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    kid: soccer, swimming, tennis, hockey

    post-college: flyfishing, hiking, darts, pool

    now: kid-raising
     
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    Woah, that's a full contact sport [​IMG]
     
  13. drizzt3117

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    Pick up games are almost always around, but you attract all different ability levels and levels of conditioning. (mine isn't all that great these days so the idea of getting into a game with guys who want to fast break the entire game isn't appealing to me like it used to be)

    Yeah, you get all kinds for sure. I used to go to the ARC at UCI while I was going there and play in a few pickup games and the people there would be completely random. There would be 6'8" black guys that would throw down alley-oops and 5'2" Asian girls, which you shouldn't rule out by any means. One game I played in, one little Asian girl that couldn't have been much taller than five feet, if at all, drained like ten straight threes from way behind the line before people dogged her the whole way down. Lately when I've been playing a little bit at UCLA with my cousin, it seems like noone plays defense anyways.
     
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    Growing up I played a lot of cricket at a reasonably high standard. As a junior I was in state representative teams for indoor cricket.


    Another cricketer! Bowl, bat, or both? I used to keep, and then discovered I was a pretty good defensive bat.

    Other sports - soccer (still play); field hockey; rugby.
     
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    Played tee ball and rode dirtbikes when I was really young then I got away from that and into competitive swimming which I eventually got bored with. After that, I got into Muay Thai and then into BJJ and quit those because of repetitive neck and wrist injuries. After that, I got another dirtbike and raced motocross and harescrambles for a few years. Sold the dirtbike to buy a streetbike. Sold that for college and now I just goto the gym because it's all I can afford. I would like to get into road racing (on a motorcycle) one day when I'm done college and have more money.
     
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    Another cricketer! Bowl, bat, or both?
    bit of both....you play in San Jose?
     
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    bit of both....you play in San Jose?
    Not much - besides the odd bit of tennis ball cricket. There's a healthy Bay Area league, but I can't bring myself to make the time.

    I grew up playing in India.
     
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    I play a lot of sports occasionally, though none competitively. Basketball, football, soccer, softball, golf, water-skiing, jet-skiing etc. More frequently I lift weights, snowboard, backpack, hunt, and fish (trout mostly.) But my primary sport is off-road riding (dirt bikes.) Occasionally on motocross tracks, but mostly trails, as there is a lot of great woods riding where I live. I’m thinking about entering an enduro this fall, should be a lot of fun!
     

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