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

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  1. Get Smart

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    Another tennis player here. Played competitively on high school varsity team, played with guys in college (our school was #4 in US at that time) that turned pro.....still play occasionally but not as much as I'd like.
     
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    Beach Volleyball once a week....though I wish it was twice a week.
    Great range of upper-body motion.
     
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    High school:
    (American) football, wrestling, track (sprinting)

    College:
    Rugby, climbing (rock, ice, mountaineering), backpacking

    Post College:
    climbing, backpacking, fly fishing, car racing
     
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    Another tennis player here. Played competitively on high school varsity team, played with guys in college (our school was #4 in US at that time) that turned pro.....still play occasionally but not as much as I'd like.

    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]
     
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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).
     
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    Oh yeah, and golf. Very poorly.
     
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    I wouldn't even consider what I can do on the links golf...heh
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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