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09-14-2013 11:43 PM
alfonsojose
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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You've recovered from the DR?
I loved it. The neighborhood where i stayed was awesome. And i played tennis with a MTF member
09-11-2013 06:59 PM
Har-Tru
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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Yes, and it is also indoors, in a bubble. Inflated, heated bubbles cover most outdoor courts in Toronto in the winter.
Oh, I see. They have those here as well, but clay courts are mostly abandonded in the winter.
09-11-2013 03:35 PM
buddyholly
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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You are insane.

Is it a red clay court?
Yes, and it is also indoors, in a bubble. Inflated, heated bubbles cover most outdoor courts in Toronto in the winter.
09-11-2013 02:08 PM
Har-Tru
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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I play on a clay court in Toronto in the winter now.

No, I am strictly a club player. Santoro was my favourite because I alive and die by the slice.

I retired to Costa Rica and was surfing for tennis sites with results.
I had just come from living in Cuba and at that time there was a Mexican poster called Jorge, a devoted communist. We argued for a few years and then he just disappeared one day.

Maybe he was reincarnated as abraxas.
You are insane.

Is it a red clay court?
09-11-2013 12:04 AM
buddyholly
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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WOW!!! That is awesome, I've always wanted to play on a clay court.

Did you ever think about doing tournaments or trying to go professional?
Also what brought you to MTF?
I play on a clay court in Toronto in the winter now.

No, I am strictly a club player. Santoro was my favourite because I alive and die by the slice.

I retired to Costa Rica and was surfing for tennis sites with results.
I had just come from living in Cuba and at that time there was a Mexican poster called Jorge, a devoted communist. We argued for a few years and then he just disappeared one day.

Maybe he was reincarnated as abraxas.
09-10-2013 05:59 PM
Kowchi
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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Not sure what you mean. I started when I was about 11 on a clay court that had been abandoned by a local church. Torn net, lead strip for line marker that sat up about 1cm above the clay, and collapsed perimeter fence. Ughhhhh! But we had fun.
I didn't really get serious court time until I lived in mining camps in the Caribbean. That was like having a private court in your back yard, as maybe only half a dozen people played. So it was tennis almost seven days a week after work. Paradise.
WOW!!! That is awesome, I've always wanted to play on a clay court.

Did you ever think about doing tournaments or trying to go professional?
Also what brought you to MTF?
09-10-2013 03:52 PM
buddyholly
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

You've recovered from the DR?
09-10-2013 02:41 PM
alfonsojose
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

Hi, Silver fox
09-10-2013 11:43 AM
buddyholly
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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How did you get into tennis? Or who brought you in?
Not sure what you mean. I started when I was about 11 on a clay court that had been abandoned by a local church. Torn net, lead strip for line marker that sat up about 1cm above the clay, and collapsed perimeter fence. Ughhhhh! But we had fun.
I didn't really get serious court time until I lived in mining camps in the Caribbean. That was like having a private court in your back yard, as maybe only half a dozen people played. So it was tennis almost seven days a week after work. Paradise.
09-10-2013 06:00 AM
Punky
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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It is different now. And I exaggerated a bit. But when I was growing up there were no shops or bars open and no sports events were allowed. No cinemas. Yes, those with a car were able to go for a Sunday afternoon ride. But having your own car was a luxury. It was not that long after WWII, remember.
I was more commenting on the religious mentality, where doing things on the Sabbath was considered immodest.
Do they still operate the elevators automatically on the Sabbath in Israel or has that all changed as well?
still but now theres two elevstors, one who works as usual.

i guess things were alot different in beurope after WW2, most ppl didnt have money or energy for nothing
09-10-2013 02:21 AM
Kowchi
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

How did you get into tennis? Or who brought you in?
09-09-2013 09:59 PM
buddyholly
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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why in a sunday they only go bto church and sleep while watching tv? its a free day no one is traveling the country?
It is different now. And I exaggerated a bit. But when I was growing up there were no shops or bars open and no sports events were allowed. No cinemas. Yes, those with a car were able to go for a Sunday afternoon ride. But having your own car was a luxury. It was not that long after WWII, remember.
I was more commenting on the religious mentality, where doing things on the Sabbath was considered immodest.
Do they still operate the elevators automatically on the Sabbath in Israel or has that all changed as well?
09-09-2013 08:15 PM
Punky
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

why in a sunday they only go bto church and sleep while watching tv? its a free day no one is traveling the country?
09-09-2013 08:10 PM
buddyholly
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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wheres the traveling? its a day off...
i do not understand.
09-09-2013 07:41 PM
Punky
Re: In The Spotlight: buddyholly

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Well, I did not know then that it was forbidden to press an elevator button on the sabbath. So I reported it as being broken.

As for everything closed, I was brought up in Northern Ireland, where I am sure it was even more of a sabbath lockdown. So that did not surprise me.
In Northern Ireland a typical Protestant Sunday was to go to church, where the women made catty comments on the other women's Sunday clothes and the men nursed their Sunday morning hangovers.
Then everybody went home, had dinner and snoozed in front of the fire until it was bedtime.
wheres the traveling? its a day off...
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