Why no singles sticks??

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Winky, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Winky

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  2. SweetH2O

    SweetH2O Rookie

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    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.
     
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  3. bcart1991

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    They tend to disappear with quickness.
     
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  4. tennismonkey

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    i've only seem them at private tennis resorts and at professional tennis tournaments. us low life slugs have to deal with saggy nets.
     
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  5. drakulie

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    The club I live at uses them for all tournaments:

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    That said, I don't see them used at all league and or tournaments in this area.
     
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    Drak-will you adopt me? those courts look sweeeet
     
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  7. CHOcobo

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    what is a singles sticks?

    those guys aren't 3.5's.
     
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  8. sureshs

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    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
     
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  9. Winky

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    Those almost look like they're too high to me.... :shock:
     
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  10. ssgator80

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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  12. hammer

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    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.
     
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