Two-Racket Tennis?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by JRstriker12, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Cindysphinx

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    Why, yes, of course! :)

    The folks here have raised some legitimate criticisms of your "innovation." Don't you have any actual responses? Surely someone with such a high IQ has thought this through and knows exactly how to counter the concerns expressed here.

    And I was serious when I suggested you get a higher level pro to demo your "innovation." If you've ever seen one of those late-night infomercials selling exercise equipment, they hire the most ripped people they can find to demo the product. There's a reason for that.

    Cindy -- who has found that folks who boast about their IQs usually are pretty darn average
     
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  2. ProgressoR

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    Agreed, you need to find a better way to insult people, your current method has much room for improvement.
     
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  3. AV1

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    Just watched the forehand video...
    Call me when you can consistently hit the ball over the net. If a shot was not in the net it was shanked.
     
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  4. shanker

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    Sometimes I switch hands when I'm chasing down a backhand that I could usually not reach. I just get the racquet in my left hand and usually hit a crazy angled winner that way. While not two racquet tennis, is this legal. Have always wondered. I've been working on my left handed serve as well...
     
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    this is getting tiring, go away already
     
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  6. Figjam

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    AHHHH HAH HAH HAAAAAAA
    ok enough, we get it this is a joke, it not even funny anymore
     
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  7. nickarnold2000

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    All joking and insulting aside, why can't two racket players legally compete in sanctioned tournaments? Would this give them an unfair advantage over us traditional folk?
     
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  8. JRstriker12

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    Because using two racquets is against the rules for any sanctioned tournament.

    http://www.itftennis.com/technical/rules/equipment/racket.asp

    Case 5: Is a player allowed to use more than one racket at any time during play?
    Decision: No.
     
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    Would someone delete this thread NOW and others that discuss this ridiculous concept?
     
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  10. Doubles

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    Hahaha thus guy is almost as good as Ookie Cookie! First of all, if you're going to measure the speed of your serve, use the actual method, regardless of what you might have discovered, there is an actual method for measuring serve speed. Try it, then you will see that you might be able to serve 50 mph tops. Second, if you want to introduce people to a great idea, then at least have someone who can actually play do it for you. Your forehands are akward and terrible looking and your serves are consistently out. Seriously, go get some lessons, learn to play with one hand, and an actual backhand. I don't understand why you seem to think that the backhand is a bad shot, for many people, like myself, it's my favorite shot to hit. Finally, for future referrence, when you are trying to introduce people to this "great" idea of yours don't act like a complete jackass when they tell you that it's a dumb idea, or they, like myself, laugh their asses off at your videos...

    p.s. Stop posting the same comments over and over, either come up with something creative to say, or don't say anything...
     
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  11. Cindysphinx

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    I think you should have stuck with the whole Dr. Bones thing. I think that's a very clever idea. If your presentation is engaging, it is the sort of thing a PTA might be interested in. There is a lady around here who started a planetarium program and has had much success visiting elementary schools and making her presentations.
     
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  12. Tennis Truth

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    Hi Prof Tennis,

    Don't worry about the critics. A lot of people respect someone who is willing to go against convention.

    I want to know more about your shortcut method of racquet stringing.

    Also, I saw your two backhands video, and I'm guessing you don't normally play that way. Do you know anyone who uses two racquets in order to hit two backhands?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na1TKJBDXRs&feature=related
     
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  14. HellBunni

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    actually in that video you see the problem with 2 rackets and the ball coming at you. Which racket to use! in a few shots, you can see he couldn't decide for a split second there.

    not to mention backhands like that have no rotation and no power.
     
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  16. Rex

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    Well said.
     
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    Hello professor and welcome to the forums. We have stars emerge around here all the time, but don’t be discouraged by the competition. Your level of tennis knowledge and your attitude are an effective combination, and you should continue to do very well, if you are wiling to put in the effort.

    If you want to truly rise about the field and contend with the new strong crop of Ookie Cookie and LiamBanes and the likes, you need to adjust. Your posting volume is quite frankly very low, as is the count of threads started. I suggest you work on that, as well as aim to diversify across the subforums. Unique stringing method? That deserves an immediate thread in the strings/stringing subforum.

    Once again, welcome to the boards and I look forward to witnessing education of the masses.
     
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  19. SoBad

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    Thanks Tina, I understand. Time management is key when it comes to establishing priorities.
     
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  20. Tina

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    You took me here, Sobad. Intentional or unintentional,:)
     
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  22. nickarnold2000

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    Yes, I know it's against the rules(but I'm wondering why?). I personally don't think that using 2 rackets gives the player an advantage. If you hit a low slice to them how are they going to switch grips to slice themselves?
     
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    Epic. Being a mathematician, I love this cartoon (and the whole series).
     
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  24. pyrokid

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    It's been having more sex jokes than usual lately.
    I actually kinda miss the mathy jokes. There are plenty of other webcomics for sex jokes.
     
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  25. SoBad

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    Who knows, perhaps the prof was coached by Aleksey Vayner for the serve.

    What do you think?;) My point stands regardless.

    This thread is perfect for that.
     
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  26. BlueTennis

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    it's lobster man!

    [​IMG]
     
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  27. onehandbh

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    Judging from both of their tennis videos, Aleksey is a *much* better
    player. But then again, Aleksey is a rival to the most interesting man in the
    world...
     
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  28. SoBad

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    I agree absolutely, I think Aleksey is far more skilled in every aspect, including tennis. It only occurred to me that the prof might have been a disciple of Aleksey at one time, because the magic 140mph number emerged for the serve speed. As far as rivalries, Aleksey is definitely going places, while the prof might possibly challenge the late Helen van Beden (remember her?) for a spot in TTW history.
     
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  29. yellow ball player

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    i am new here,
    thanks TT for this great forum, and thanks a lot prof tennis, i have been reading TT for quite some time now but never thought of posting. your thread made me sign up.

    the laws of physics are undeniable (once they are proven), but from a biomechanics point of view, i am afraid one will be more prone to injuries if the two racquet tennis were to be played at a more competitive level.

    however, i would agree that it has benefits, but only if played without ever running to get to the ball or not focusing on producing a "high velocity" stroke.

    plus, i would strongly recommend using very very light racquets.

    ps. thanks SoBad for sharing about Aleksey to everyone, never heard of him but after some research, i found out his case and it was very interesting.
    --could not find anything about Helen Van Beden, who is she? tell us more please.
     
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  30. slice bh compliment

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    I guess I can see your point, but light racquets feel like crrapp.

    She was the inspiration for one of the most beloved hard rock groups to come out of SoCal in the late 70s.
    Van Beden's axe was a Wright and Ditson.
    Her Panama was a wooden bench by a grass court.
    Her 1984 was 1894.
    Her Ice Cream Man was an actual ice cream delivery man.
    Her 'Hot for Teacher' was an aging tennis teacher.
    Her Jamie's Cryin' was when she routed the inventor of the tiebreak (James Van Alen) three sets to love.
    Her Hagar was Horrible.
     
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  31. yellow ball player

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    thanks for the information slice.

    i think either you play this game with heavier racquets and get injuries or have fun but play according to prof tennis' style.

    i am not one of them. playing with one racquet is hard enough. and like some others said, (1 handed) back hand is my best shot.

    by the way, what happened to his posts?did he get banned already...it was such an interesting reading.
     
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  32. SoBad

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    Welcome to the TTW forums – always pleased to have sharp inquisitive minds join our sharp inquisitive group here. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your research on Aleksey, and I must reiterate that his contribution to the game of tennis far exceeded the efforts of the professor under discussion in this thread.

    “Professor banned already?” ; “Who is Helen Van Beden?”, those are both existential questions, but in a way it is satisfying to see my early prediction of the rivalry prove accurate. Slice did a very nice job of bringing forth his own view of Helen and her legacy. Not much to add, except perhaps a prior instance of a discussion on this very subject:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=1950036&postcount=24

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=1956513&postcount=25
     
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  33. skiracer55

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    That's kind of where I was headed...

    ...I mean, there are definitely things in this universe logarithmically weirder than playing tennis with two rackets, but past a certain point, come on...I'm all for diversity, but I have a sneaking suspicion that we're talking about somebody who's a few sandwiches short of a full picnic...
     
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  34. BevelDevil

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    Saw an amputee playing a league match. He used his racket to toss the ball. He had a decent serve, actually.

    I think the only other option would be to have the racket slung over the back in some kind of ninja sword holder.
     
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  35. JRstriker12

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    I'd do this before I played with two rackets. LOL!
     
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  36. yellow ball player

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    thanks for the extra information SoBad.

    back to that so called whip grip, my right hand is definitely stronger than my left hand, should the size of the grip/whip grip be different or same for both hands?
    aside from the two racquet game, i am more curious about ambidextrous players who switch hands. i also read about players switching hands due to injuries...did they have to change grip size or not.

    i believe this discussion is about to saturate. thanks everyone, see you all in other threads.
     
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  37. 1stVolley

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    I believe using two racquets is against the rules of tennis.

    However, there are two-handled tennis racquets, allowing the player to access two forehands without a grip change, which would be the case trying to play with two forehands on one racquet.
     
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  38. SoBad

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    I knew a couple of good players with signigicant part of an arm missing (in both cases due to birth defects, rather than amputation). One of them had a good record playing No. 1 singles and doubles for a strong D3 program.

    You are welcome. Regards the grip size, I doubt you'll gain much from an online discussion on that. It's a personal preference, you'll just have to experiment with different grip sizes for each hand.
     
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  39. MethodTennis

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    all he needs now is a scary darth maul mask and he's sorted
     
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