Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by donnyz89, Jun 11, 2005.
anything with the sport. rules, equipments, players, tournaments, ANYTHING. what would u change?
I would change nothing. It's fine the way it is.
I would allow the running jumping serve. They do it in volleyball.. They should allow me to a crazy running backflip forward summersault serve.
Style points, baby. NOBODY should be allowed on the court with
And then, of course, A&F would start making tennis clothes. LOL.
I'd make the lines out instead of in because when you play against some of my friends, the lines are "out" anyway. I think you all know who I'm talking about cough...Raul...cough. This way, there'd be less arguing and more playing away from the lines.
Instant replay on close calls at big tournaments.
Softer schedule so my favorite players don't sit on the injured list.
a new ice surface to be part of the ATP masters circuit
Bigger Court...Its too small.
A racket in each hand. Double swords!
make there be a HUGE ATP TOURNY IN SCOTLAND
Handicap system for servers.
Have height to serve position markings.
Have the shorter players less than 5"8 serve from service line.
Taller players moving progressively further back the taller they are compared to opponent.
Ivo Karlovic serves from backfence.
Wimbers Karlovic is left back in the Locker room
Rowdy fans and goodbye to matches played in silence.
Or mabye a drastic reduction in the # of tournaments, and a switch over to a boxing-style system, where matches were scheduled by promoters and played for championship belts.
I already play in Abercrombie gear.
I would like some type of electronic sensing system that calls balls in or out so there is no more hooking.
I like the following things that I would also change about tennis and I would also like to include being able to put more fun into the sport, for example, let players pull down their shorts after a long point, a la Safin against Mantilla at Roland Garros last year.
I like Abercrombie but their stuff doesn't hold up even as casual wear. Tennis gear would for sure fall apart the first time you'd wear it.
I'd make a no cell phone rule for change-overs. Even if the call is just for 2 seconds.
What in God's name are you DOING in this stuff? Maybe our definitions of "casual" are different. I've got T-shirts in my closet that have celebrated more birthdays than the average poster here, and they're still in wearable condition. Am I confusing tennis with rugby or something? This is the sport where you hit a little, fuzzy yellow ball and there's zero contact of any sort, right?
Anyway, at least the men's stuff hold up just fine. Plus, the shorts have really big pockets, which is nice. Makes for some boffo tennis gear, as far as I'm concerned.
Balls that doesn't get flat? =(
strings that don't break.
^^woo hoo! 100th post!
Strippers that come out on the court during the changeover then maybe I would take my full changeover for a change.
A lowish roof, no lobbing and no rain
Congrats on your 100th post.
There are strings that don't break. Put a full installation of 15G Kevlar in your racquet. Your strings will not break, but your elbow will.
They had something to that effect, but not quite last year. They had models serve as ball girls in marque matches in a men's master event, Madrid I believe. I'm all for making that a permanent fixture in all matches
When the ball hits the tape on a serve and goes over, it should automatically be a let.
Surprised nobody has mentioned the "good" (as compared to a let service) serve in the college game where the ball hits the net cord and stays in the service box.
yeah, I forgot to mention that. They also use that in WTT and other exhibitions. I think right now, those guys are making tennis go in the wrong direction. Tennis has entertainment, but with these changes there would surely be more. Right now, they are slowly sucking out the fun in tennis.
let the crowd cheer all the time, this will crank up the player and the tennis will be open to more type of viewer aka hot-dog eater, crazy bear drinker and the american guy
no change of balls. higher net,like no middle "band" on the net ,straight line. I want more s&v.. or rather.. i want s&v.
1. Change the sport name to "Tennisball". Just like Basketball, Baseball, Football, etc... Maybe then Tennis would get more tv time.
2. Have an electronic sensoring system underneath the court. That way we could always tell where the ball bounces. We could also detect foot faults. The sensoring system could also be used to check a player's weight distribution from one foot the other, footwork, and amount of steps one player has taken versus their opponents'.
For added drama, when a ball goes out of bounds the court could light up red like how the backboard in basketball does. Or at least the lines could light up. Something like that.
I'm sure it can be done. They could just shell out money to build a gigantic sized touch pad.
Being able to easily penalize people who FOOT FAULT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think the ease with which some players are able to get away with this is a major detriment to this wonderful game.
Standardize racquets ala MLB: Wood racquets with a range for the head size.
This allows for some latitude but removes the radical differences in equipment as seen on the tour now.
This will bring v-a-r-i-e-t-y back to the game, thereby creating i-n-t-e-r-e-s-t in the sport and therefore more revenues which ='s more exposure... (besides, I've got the mercedes/sharapova/bulova/lacoste ad packages burned onto my brain...).
And no - it won't hurt rec sales for all of us hacks - baseball bat manufacturers sell a ton of aluminum bats, despite major leaguers using wood.
Entrance music, challenges on line calls.
HEY HEY lets not make this like Superset lol
well........................................................... i geuss ok
An easy way to penalize people who FOOT FAULT for those of us who do NOT play in world class professional tennis tournaments !!!!!!!!!!!!
IMO, people who foot fault are a major detriment to this game.
1 - Mac Cam used by Umpire to correct bad calls in Real Time.
2 - Bud Collins retires.
3 - Shriekapova penalized for exceeding a set decibel level with that awful noise she makes.
4 - Peddle Pushers [size=+2]BANNED[/size] from all tennis. (Pro and Amateur.)
5 - Fans who shout to distract players during Pro events are immediately [size=+2]shot to death[/size] by the Umpire.
6 - After the second Foot Fault in your match, you get only one serve for the rest of the match.
1) Play let serves.
2) Allow crowd to yell as much as they want, whenever they want.
3) Automatic instant review of close line calls.
I would create a worldwide tennis ladder that would allow people to contact each other based on location so they could meet and play and then rank everyone according based on match scores and USTA ratings. Everyone in the world who played tennis could be on the ladder and ranked accordingly so you could find evenly matched opponents no matter where you went around the world.
Otherwise the game is pretty cool as it is and little has changed in rules over the years but much has changed in hitting styles and equipment and the game has stayed pretty cool. I would outlaw Penn balls since they are often flat out of the can. I think television should show more mixed doubles matches.
Players who believe "the ball under the arm pit" is to be taking literally in real play.
Players who believe the elbow is to be tucked in or stuck to ones side during a stroke.
Bill, you are cruel sometimes.
One word: Lasers
Lots of crowd...I love a crowd cheering.
A banning of wood rackets and all talk of bringing them back.
Mis-hit winners do not count.
More obscure rules, such as getting a first serve if a ball rolls onto your court between serves, so that I can use them and confuse my opponents. : )
Like a 3pt vs. 2pt shot in basketball, make baseline winners worth more than volley winners, winners on the line = more points, any other awesome winner should get more than one point. Oh yeah, a winner is worth more than an unforced error.
Yuck! First post I've disagreed with 100%.
(Not a slam on *you* ... just your ideas.)
Cheerleaders and Beer.
Your significant other can't whine about the fact your playing too much tennis unless you hit more then 10 hours a week.
Yeah changeovers could include cheerleaders getting the crowd pumped and a lady could walk through with a scorecard like they do to start each round of a boxing match.
I would also like to see NRTP levels be the same for women and men and adults and juniors so we could all play others at the same level and not separate the men from the boys from the women and the girls. Even have mixed sex singles matches then. I would like to see McEnroe play the Williams.
Awww... Mac could beat either one of them ... with his left hand, no less.
Then after he destroys the Williams he could play Justine or Sharapova. Summer series of old guy vs the top women. The average Joe would start watching tennis again.
McEnroe is 45 now so maybe just give him a wooden racquet. You could have other former champs who are even older play so that the women could win and put some money on the line so every one plays up to potential. It would get some excitement and buzz going and spice up the game.
Maybe guys like Connor, Yannick Noah, Stan Smith, Lendl, Becker, etc. could play in the series.
Make that 14, and that doesn't include drive time.
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