February 7, 2018

Tennis, anyone??? It’s dark AND wet. You’ve got to be kidding!?!

The Scene: The Levee

PAX: C-Lo, Slicnut, Pops, Captain Obvious, Woody, Snowman, Woodpecker and  O Positive; 1 FNG (The Cleaner)

Conditions: 33 degrees and wet…100 % chance of gloomy

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Warm-a-Rama:

Today, YHC, took the PAX down memory lane with a memorable tennis escapade.


Warm-A-Rama:

  • 8 ct Body-Builders x15 IC
  • Hillbillies  x30 IC
  • SSH x40 IC

*Lil’ mosey…to the tennis court

The Thang: Center Court Jesters

*PAX separated into 2 groups (4 and 5)

>Point 1:
While Group 1 did the court work Group 2 did Squats until Group 1 was all in.  At that point Group 2 took the court and performed the routine, as follows, while Group 1 did Squats until Group 2 was all in:

G1=The PAX lined up and Rushed the net then turned diagonally and ran to the baseline, ran straight at the net then turned diagonally and ran back to the starting point.
G2=Same

*Imagine a design resembling a bow-tie as this was the same design used in all the court work

*The chair ump felt the PAX were deserved of 5 Burpees IC just because.  Burpees were performed.

>Point 2: 15 LOVE
While Group 1 did the court work Group 2 did Squats until Group 1 was all in.  At that point Group 2 took the court and performed the routine, as follows, while Group 1 did Squats until Group 2 was all in:

G1=The PAX lined up and Bear Crawled the net then turned diagonally and Bear Crawled to the baseline, Bear Crawled straight at the net then turned diagonally and Bear Crawled back to the starting point.
G2=Same

*The chair ump felt the PAX were deserved of 15 second penalty of Running in Place.  Running in Place was performed. Ump was pleased.

>Point 3: 30 LOVE
While Group 1 did the court work Group 2 did Squats until Group 1 was all in.  At that point Group 2 took the court and performed the routine, as follows, while Group 1 did Squats until Group 2 was all in:

G1=The PAX lined up and Crab Walked the net then turned diagonally and Crab Walked to the baseline, Crab Walked straight at the net then turned diagonally and Crab Walked back to the starting point.
G2=Same

*The chair ump was not very pleasant and growing unruly due to lack of mumblechatter (really???You’ve got to be kidding!?) and felt the PAX were deserved of 30 Merkins.  Said Merkins were performed to the satisfaction of the chair umpire.  PAX were so relieved.

>Game/Set/Match Point: 40 LOVE

While Group 1 did the court work Group 2 did Squats until Group 1 was all in.  At that point Group 2 took the court and performed the routine, as follows, while Group 1 did Squats until Group 2 was all in:

G1=The PAX lined up and Squat Walked the net then turned diagonally and Squat Walked to the baseline, Squat Walked straight at the net then turned diagonally and Squat Walked back to the starting point.
G2=Same

*PAX performed well and won the Point but ump insisted they perform 40 + 1 (Ad) Mountain Climbers OYO

PAX ran a victory lap inside the wet, slick court and prepared to depart for the Victory Parade back to STARTEX.

>Victory Parade:

*PAX did a Reverse Indian Run (PAX in front of line faced-forward for safety) while remaining PAX ran in reverse to front of the line) back to STARTEX; distance .25 mile

Mary:

*Count Numbers 1-15 with legs

*LBC x 30 IC

Count-o-Rama

Name-o-Rama

COT / BOM:

Tennis is YHC favorite sport to play.  He reflected with the PAX about his journey to learn the sport in 6th grade and put in 3 years before he was decent after not getting selected for the 7th grade team, made the 8th grade squad and ultimately lettered in 9th grade, making 2nd Singles/1 Doubles (and beating the #1 player on the team, head-to-head)-all having never taken a lesson and being self-taught.  YHC’s  message was that there are things that we can very well accomplish-whether it be to learn something new or accomplish a personal goal set before us.  YHC did caution the inherent danger in focusing too much on the goal and losing sight of those we love and how dangerous that can be, especially to us men.  We are meant to lead and effective leaders know where that balance exists.

Moleskin:

FNG took the ill-advised liberty of naming himself.  NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND!! Was aptly renamed.  Tennis court was covered with a thin layer of slicnut (patent pending) and made it for a slippery time as the PAX crushed the routine with flying colors. Despite what the chair ump had to say about the matter.  Well done, brothers! You are all champions of life in my book.

PAX prayers were lifted up.

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