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back on the court
« on: December 09, 2011, 05:51:51 PM »
At age 53, I have been very active in many sports my whole adult life (running marathons, riding road bikes). However, my life-long love has been playing tennis. After having been forced to give up first, singles (just couldn't cover the whole court well enough anymore) and then, doubles (too much pain), I had a bilateral HR (BHR) with Dr. Su eight months ago. I returned to normal competitive tennis with no problems whatsoever six months post-op. In terms of doubles, I am right back where I was pre-symptoms. I don't even think about it when I'm on-court. And I have to say that I'm the guy on the court who can be most relied upon to chase down the balls most people can't reach. I haven't tried singles yet. I suspect that if I did, I would find that I have lost a step in getting only to the most very difficult shots. I may just save these hips for doubles only. I want to make them last. I also usually only play on clay as opposed to hard-court surfaces (it's gentler on all the joints, especially my hips. Touch wood, I couldn't be happier. My opponents are surprised to see how acrobatic I still am. Too bad my ground strokes still suck though. Maybe Dr. Su can fix that as well!


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Re: back on the court
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 09:17:01 PM »
Congrats Russell and great to hear you're back to competition
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder


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Re: back on the court
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 10:28:04 PM »
Great stuff Russell - as an (ex) tennis & squash player it's very pleasing to hear you're back enjoying a run around the court. I'm only 2.5 weeks post op so have a bit to go until I'm back on the court. You will be able to get back to singles I'm sure. I know a fellow hippy who plays squash 3 time per week & he's 55! He started back playing (length games) at 10 months and now plays interclub weekly & is competitive as he ever was  :)
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