View Full Version : Why no singles sticks??

10-05-2010, 09:11 PM
I thought all USTA matches were supposed to use 'em:


10-06-2010, 03:52 AM
Ah yes, probably the video linked most often here, at least during my short time reading the forums.

I don't play USTA leagues, but I've never seen a rule requiring them for the leagues I do play. None of the courts I play on (mostly public facilities) have singles sticks.

10-06-2010, 05:42 AM
They tend to disappear with quickness.

10-06-2010, 05:55 AM
i've only seem them at private tennis resorts and at professional tennis tournaments. us low life slugs have to deal with saggy nets.

10-06-2010, 07:23 AM
The club I live at uses them for all tournaments:


That said, I don't see them used at all league and or tournaments in this area.

10-06-2010, 12:25 PM
Drak-will you adopt me? those courts look sweeeet

10-06-2010, 12:31 PM
what is a singles sticks?

those guys aren't 3.5's.

10-06-2010, 03:29 PM
what is a singles sticks?

those guys aren't 3.5's.

Choose the right one:

1. A racquet optimized for singles play
2. A stick placed on either side of the net to raise its height 6 inches above the center, thus making DTL shots riskier than crosscourt ones
3. A walking stick used by single old people

10-06-2010, 04:07 PM

Those almost look like they're too high to me.... :shock:

10-07-2010, 06:55 AM
Only played with them in one tournament in FL. They bothered the hell out of me. Yes that was made sad excuse and I did lose.

10-07-2010, 01:03 PM
I've seen single sticks at some USTA tournaments, not all.

Most league matches do not have singles sticks. The matches could be at a public court, or even private courts where they do not have singles sticks. I, as a captain, do not own singles sticks, so when we do adult play and have to play singles, it is done without singles sticks. It is just not practical for leagues

10-07-2010, 01:30 PM
Those almost look like they're too high to me.... :shock:

That's what I thought, too. It does look like that it's one or two inches higher than the netpost.

I know a high school coach who had a friend build single sticks out of wood. He would bring them out for home matches for the singles lines. They gave his team a slight advantage since the other teams aren't used to playing with them.