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Have any of you been to the Indian Wells, CA tournament?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark / The Mayor Dec 21, 2013. 4 Replies

First time Planning for Mar 5  – Mar 16, 2014 |   Indian Wells, CA  tournament! Any suggestions htls, tkts, preparation, advice if you've already been?? How early to start planning, what's important?…Continue

Tags: tennis, Wells, Indian

Achilles tendinitis - best remedy and best tennis shoes - Anyone? Help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Breault Nov 12, 2013. 17 Replies

This year when I bought 2 new pairs of shoes I started noticing some pain in my achilles tendons. I kept coaching and playing tennis 2/3 times a week, high level tennis and just loving it.Now its…Continue

Davis Cup against Spain to be in Austin, TX - Are you pumped Austinites?? I am

Started this discussion. Last reply by tennisbum Mar 28, 2011. 5 Replies

We are so thrilled at this news.  Now all we need to find out is when the ticket sale will be announced. To see Rafa & Roddick in person!  Not only my 9yr. old is so excited, but mom, here, is…Continue

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Finally, authorized coaching allowed for 3 min - New ZAT tennis tournament rules

Started this discussion. Last reply by tennisbuddys Jan 12, 2011. 2 Replies

  Every ZAT tennis tourney has this new rule listed on it's tournament page!  In case you weren't aware this will be helpful to coaches & parent's who have been following the "no coaching" code…Continue

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Mark / The Mayor replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Have any of you been to the Indian Wells, CA tournament?'
"Well, this year is going to be tougher for us.  Our school district just decided to move the spring break for no apparent reason and now we don't overlap the tournament like we always have.  I hope to go for a long weekend at least..."
Dec 21, 2013
Mark / The Mayor replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Have any of you been to the Indian Wells, CA tournament?'
"You should also join the Going to Indian Wells group where there is a lot of good info. M"
Nov 18, 2013
Mark / The Mayor replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Have any of you been to the Indian Wells, CA tournament?'
"I've been for the last 7 or 8 years and I love it. It is fantastic. I prefer the early rounds and middle weekend and I think kids do too - more happening, more carnival atmosphere. More autographs and sightings; more matches!  I think the…"
Nov 18, 2013
Lonnie Nielson replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Have any of you been to the Indian Wells, CA tournament?'
"The Esmeralda is a great hotel.  Lots of players stay there and the pool, food, and amenities are great.  It is a wonderful tournament.  I was down touring the venue where they are making 100 million dollars in improvements.  It…"
Nov 15, 2013
Kevin Breault replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Achilles tendinitis - best remedy and best tennis shoes - Anyone? Help!'
"Stretching and light massage definitely cannot hurt! You can also try Glucosamine and Chondroitin. Many people claimed significant results and it also cannot hurt. Sources of glucosamine include: -Soup from boiled whole chicken (My personal…"
Nov 12, 2013
Thomas C replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Achilles tendinitis - best remedy and best tennis shoes - Anyone? Help!'
"For the past 3 years my achilles is sore after being on the court for about 1.5 hours. If I can sit down between games it goes away for a while also it goes away around 15 minutes after I stop playing. I am starting to try some stretching exercise…"
Nov 11, 2013
tennisbuddys replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Achilles tendinitis - best remedy and best tennis shoes - Anyone? Help!'
"Thanks for posting Phillip, appreciate it and hope it helps others.   Yes, enjoying playing tennis again, back on track :) "
Sep 26, 2013
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Sep 26, 2013
Doug Ingbretsen replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Achilles tendinitis - best remedy and best tennis shoes - Anyone? Help!'
"Do you have a normal arch, low or high? Also, do you have a pair of well-worn flat sole shoes that you only walk or run in? These may give some clues. Your tennis shoes may also, but may be skewed by your court footwork. Do you perform any lower…"
Sep 26, 2013
phillip k. replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Achilles tendinitis - best remedy and best tennis shoes - Anyone? Help!'
"thats so great!  for those of you who want to see her twitter picture you can find it here. Really happy that you are almost out of the pain forrest! http://twitpic.com/deogog"
Sep 23, 2013
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Have any of you been to the Indian Wells, CA tournament?

First time Planning for Mar 5  – Mar 16, 2014 |   Indian Wells, CA  tournament! Any suggestions htls, tkts, preparation, advice if you've already been?? How early to start planning, what's important? Is is a blast? Are early rounds better if you are taking the kids so they can see the pro's up close and personal practising?I've never been and want to take my son next year!See More
Sep 23, 2013
tennisbuddys replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Achilles tendinitis - best remedy and best tennis shoes - Anyone? Help!'
"Achilles Tendinitis Be Gone - and it is gone :) From my recent personal experience after taking all the suggestions into account, my achillis tendinitis is almost gone.  One very important factor that helped me personally was…"
Sep 23, 2013
tennisbuddys replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Achilles tendinitis - best remedy and best tennis shoes - Anyone? Help!'
"The Asics GEL is feeling great so far.  I have also come to notice all the high top shoes in the back seems to aggravate the Achilles tendon by rubbing against it.  So, I am always looking for lower shoes.  Thanks for tips!"
Sep 10, 2013
tennisbuddys replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Achilles tendinitis - best remedy and best tennis shoes - Anyone? Help!'
"Yes indeed, sounds about right. I think my ankle overall may need some strengthening exercises.  I've already started with the foam cup icing (brilliant idea Mark) and also changed shoes, put a heel gel cup and am doing a bunch of…"
Sep 10, 2013
Mark / The Mayor replied to tennisbuddys's discussion 'Achilles tendinitis - best remedy and best tennis shoes - Anyone? Help!'
"Ummm.  this sounds like good advice for me  - I gotta hit the gym - I think I have 3 target areas now."
Sep 10, 2013

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Australian Open 2011/my synopsys so far: Predictions are fun, not always do they come true, so don't bet money! Losses r tough but resillience will prevail

Posted on January 27, 2011 at 11:59am 1 Comment

http://www.tennisbuddys.com I don't claim to be an expert or even a blogger, I am a novice at this but I enjoy & have fun with it.  Still learning from the best...so here goes..

 

Australian open 2011: After Roddick USA (8) is ousted in round 4 of men's singles in straight sets 6-3,6-4,6-4 by Wawrinka SUI (19), my only remaining fav is Nadal.

I am still…

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Can't shake off Jan 8th ZAT tournament experience - Worst & Best parents

Posted on January 12, 2011 at 2:16pm 5 Comments

January 8th, 2011: this was the date, past weekend; my 9yr. old participated in his first 12 under ZAT tournament. Having played in the 10 under's all of last year he now has his sights set for qualifying points. It went well & he back with more fire in his belly.  All's good so far.

 

Best parent: 1st round match…

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TENNIS & kid: What keeps me feeling young! Mind over matter: If you don't mind, it don't matter

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 10:10pm 0 Comments

I have to tell you, tennis has always brought me luck. When I had my son, he brought me more joy & more luck. Kid's keep you laughing & running, so does tennis. Both are a wonderful gifts that I cherish. Being married & having a kid is how the idea for a tennis business was born, www.tennisbuddys.com, thanks to the love & support of my husband & son.

The awareness to keep up fitness, health & nutrition becomes so strong…

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tennisbuddys - my first Blog attempt!

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 1:17pm 0 Comments

Hello, this is my 1st attempt at writing a Blog, being a novice, I hope this is a good start :)

Being a business owner of my own tennis program called tennisbuddys,LLC has been a very exciting & fun part of my life. Our motto is "Growing Tennis, Growing Fitness".

Everyday, I teach, every evening, 5 years to adults, all skill level's & I love everything about tennis. Teaching, playing, watching on TV. Making a difference in kid's & adult's fitness…

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At 12:47am on September 2, 2011, Lendl Jr. (4.5) said…
Hi would you like to hit sometime?  I can play anytime.  Let me know!   Mark
At 12:45pm on July 07, 2011, Mark T. gave tennisbuddys a gift
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Thanks for the accept. Have an outstanding day. Looks like you are having total tennis fun in Austin. Good for you!
At 3:34pm on April 1, 2011, leela said…
hi,  can you play tennis this weekend, april 2 or 3 ? if not , then can you play on coming week ?  - thx, leela.
At 12:12am on November 30, 2010, Mark / The Mayor said…
Hi tennisbuddys! Since you are one of our most active members, I want to tell you about a fun new feature of the site: Leaderboard Rewards. Make your way to the top 5 for the month and win free tennis gear from Midnight Machete! Check out the Leaderboard Rewards contest, and then track your progress up the boards here:
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Good luck!
Mark
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Welcome to the site! I look forward to your blogs and will be happy to feature the best ones on our Main page, and tweet them to our 2000 followers. If you need any help, let me know. Mark
 
 
 

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