If you are a senior tennis player, you have had a significant injury, played with that injury, and come back from that injury. So how do you feel now?
It Is Fun Again
My hip started really bothering me during the January/February tournament season; and I finally had it replaced in May. Now after 8+ months of dealing with the pain and rehab, I am playing at about 95% of where I was last year; and TENNIS IS FUN AGAIN.
This week, I was able to get back to my “normal” six-day-a-week playing schedule and felt like I was moving much, much better on the court.
Other Seniors …
Larry Turville – Last I heard, he was trying to put back the 25 pounds he lost during his successful battle with throat/tongue cancer; and actually won a doubles tournament in September.
Bob Dilworth – Is now back in Florida and recovering from complications from the same hip replacement surgery I had (with the same surgeon).
Tom Sansonetti – Has been working for over a year and a half with complications from a double knee replacement; and is hoping to return to Newk’s camp next year.
Willy Hoffmann – Had a wonderful “all clear” on his battle with bladder cancer the week before we all went to Newk’s.
Steve Morris – Naples friend is now back on the court after his double knee replacement surgery about six months ago – and hitting the ball great.
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