Backblast – Tennis Anyone? 3/12/21

I recently saw that this is the 40th anniversary of John McEnroe’s meltdown at Wimbledon. Was that ball in or out? John knows….

Each member of the Pax was issued a Tennis Ball. Then we did some work…

WAR – Called on Pax to lead their favorites

  • SSH x15ic – YHC
  • Abe Vigodas – Gilmore
  • Seam rippers – Spicoli
  • Copperhead squats -Cube
  • Nancy Kerrigans – Dr Evil (awesome!)

The Thang – Tennis Anyone?

Ladder up the reps, starting with 1 rep, run across tennis courts and do 2 reps, back across courts for 3 reps, keep increasing until Omaha called by YHC. I continued each round until most pax reached about the 10 rep mark (about 45 reps total).

  • Hand release copperhead merkins (touch chest to tennis ball)
  • Monkey humpers IC
  • Side plank push ups IC (alt. L&R)
  • Rosalita Whips
  • SSH
  • Burpees (cut this one a bit short)

We also did bear crawl/crawl bear across the courts, moving your tennis ball as you traveled.


  • Pretzel crunches – Epstein
  • Freddie mercury – Weezy
  • LBCs – Deliverance
  • Superman/iron man – Flounder
  • AH – YHC


10 with the Q.

Gilmore, Epstein, Dr Evil, Deliverance, Flounder, Cube, Spicoli, Weezy, Chipper, and YHC Tardy QIC

Prayers for Chipper. Prayers for Dr. Evil’s sister Barbara. Prayers for Pax caring for older family members, Dr. Evil’s coworker Gino, Prayers for Pax children struggling.

It was great to have chipper back. We put him in middle of our prayer circle, and Gilmore led us out. 

22 for the troops.

Always an honor and always right on time, Tardy