Thursday, September 22, 2016

And Now For the Even Older Guys


 

No, they actually don't make a larger head size.  This is 3,000 sq inches.


You’ve all been anxiously awaiting it and here it is – 55s.  Don’t knock it.  You’ll be there too someday.  I may not make it that far, but surely you will. 

9.0 has only four teams and Dallas brings a strong bunch to the mix.  They are joined by Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth.  Brookhaven/Goswami steamrolled through Dallas flight play this year going 27-3 over ten matches.  Pretty good for some country club boys.  Of course the Houston team went undefeated in lines but there were only two teams in the entire city so they played each other four times.  Not to be outdone, San Antonio matches Houston, also going 4-0. 12-0 against only one other team.  How about some variety guys?  By contrast, I’m sure the Fort Worth team is embarrassed only going 4-1, 11-4 against their one opponent.

8.0 has two flights with Dallas competing against Austin, NOHO, SETX and Lubbock.  The second flight shows Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, NETX and Fort Worth.  As for Dallas’ chances, Austin had a so-so flight play season.  Spearman’s boys in NOHO look pretty tough.  There are some very familiar names coming from SETX.  And Lubbock is either bad or has done a great job of hiding the goods.  I’m going with the former.  With Dallas, NOHO and SETX, this is a tough flight.

This is a quick turn from the 40s recap so I didn’t do a lot of in-depth analysis.  Also I’m not 55 so I don’t really care.  But good luck none-the-less to the older crowd.  And congratulations on drawing the enviable resort location of Beaumont. 


26 comments:

  1. Dallas goes 27-3 and two other cities go 12-0. Who are these guys playing? The dude in the picture?

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  2. May have to make road trip to Beaumont to see this must see tennis. Get a look at the women's teams!

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  3. Texas' 4.0 crew at nationals (NOHO) swept their first win over Hawaii. While in Beaumont the Dallas 8.0 team lost its first match of flight play to NOHO. WTF? There was a day we couldn't beat Houston at 4.0, now we can't beat NOHO?

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  4. In 4 years Kelley will come to the rescue of the 55's 8.0 team.. AS A 4.0! OMG, women and children beware !

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  5. LET ME REPEAT! HE WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER BE A 4.0. EVER!

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  6. What if it rains again for combo. Does DTA push it to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

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  7. Nope, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

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  8. This is the lowest conversations we have had in a long time. See, if people aren't complaining about someone or something, this blog is boring.

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  9. Bartzen is in the 5.0 finals. Good luck!

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    1. Lost a 3rd set breaker and lost a line 6&6. Close but great year.

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    2. funny the Southern Team that won nationals did not even win their District or their Sectional, yet win nationals.

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    3. Just goes to show the 5.0's on that team are just solid 4.5's

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    4. 11:01.... Don't talk about our precious TBAR clubber team like that. You just opened the flood gated for bloggers telling you how wrong YOU are and how good the Tbums are. Watch and see, bloggers are cummin

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    5. Tell ya what hotshot, our worst 5.0 will beat any Dallas computer rated 4.5 NOT named Kelly or Davidson. I got $1000 that sez so. Put up or shut up!

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    6. There must be a bonafide referee there and each man bring his $1k cash. 2 out of 3 sets w no sissy tiebreaker. Location up for discussion.

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    7. How is the worst 5.0 on the team chosen?

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    8. Corey should get to choose.

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    9. You go by TLS rating

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    10. Hilarious! TLS is a joke. Clearly you don't understand how they calculate those bullshit numbers.

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    11. just looked. they don't include playoff matches? I guess if you never play in the playoffs they might be close.

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    12. Corey, start a gofundme to bankroll this, depending on the match up I might contribute. Which 4.5 did you have in mind?

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    13. TLS HAS BEEN PRETTY ACCURATE.

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  10. as bill Clinton once said: close or no cigar!

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  11. 4-1, 11-4 or 11-4, 4-1 ? Though I know well its not so easy to make competition with Dallas! Absolutely hard tennis team. Good luck man!

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  12. Tyler on JCC team as 4.5!

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