You ever notice how some players (both pros and club players) ask to have the same ball they just won the point with to hit next? Or, intentionally change balls after losing a point?
Do they think there is some kind of “good karma” in that winning ball? Or a jinx on re-using that losing ball? Of course, it is all in their heads … buuuuuut what is in your head can really impact what your body does. So, maybe choosing the “best ball” helps them play better.
What I Do
My pattern does not concern the winning or losing ball; but a wet ball. The next ball I usually use is the one that was in my pocket. Why? Because, in the Florida heat, I usually sweat pretty good and that ball is sitting in a wet pocket; so I want to rotate them.
How about you… what is your pattern, if any?
Washing Tennis SHOES?
As a follow-up to the “Washing Tennis Hats” conversation, a friend told me that he puts his leather tennis shoes in the washing machine to clean them! He claims they come out smelling and being clean, with no adverse effects.
I have never heard of – or tried – that. Anyone with other experience???
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