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Longboat Key Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 12 years ago

Player of the week: Andy Gladsden

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by: Dora Walters Senior Editor

How long ago did you start playing?
“I started when I was 33. I had been and was still playing competitive basketball and I decided to try something new.”

How was today’s game?
“It was a good game. I’m very good. I play in tournaments around the country. Today’s game was a little chilly, but it was a good game.”

Do you warm up before playing?
“No. Never do and never did. I just never got into the habit.”

What do you eat before your game?
“I never eat anything before a game. I play on an empty stomach just like I did in basketball.”

What was your best shot today?
“Definitely my forehand/cross-court.”

Any slip-ups today?
“Everything was good. I never miss.”

Will you do anything different the next time you play?
“I play three times a week here. I play the same game every time. At 57, your game doesn’t improve much. You are what you are.”

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