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lynnbart 11-20-2012 04:46 AM

An "Hour" of tennis.
 
With everyone associating playing time in 'hours' to their tennis strings, I need some help with what is considered an hour.

Is an hour on the court an "hour" on the strings. You're not hitting the entire time, changing sides, chasing balls, etc....

Is an hour on the strings the same as an hour of hitting drills and feeding balls ? If you play a set in an hour, would that be considered an "hour" on the strings ?

Just curious...Thanks!

Ramon 11-20-2012 05:22 AM

For me, it's the equivalent of an hour of singles. If I'm playing doubles, I'll cut the on-court time in half. If it's a drilling session it depends on the number of people who are there and the intensity of the workout.

mikeler 11-20-2012 05:22 AM

I try to specify my hours as singles or doubles since I rarely just hit balls or take a lesson.

lynnbart 11-20-2012 06:32 AM

If my son warms up hitting balls pretty agressive and then plays a set, I can count the 1 to 1.5 hours as full time ?

Rozroz 11-20-2012 06:37 AM

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Originally Posted by lynnbart (Post 7026053)
If my son warms up hitting balls pretty agressive and then plays a set, I can count the 1 to 1.5 hours as full time ?

of course.

pvaudio 11-20-2012 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by lynnbart (Post 7025923)
With everyone associating playing time in 'hours' to their tennis strings, I need some help with what is considered an hour.

Is an hour on the court an "hour" on the strings. You're not hitting the entire time, changing sides, chasing balls, etc....

Is an hour on the strings the same as an hour of hitting drills and feeding balls ? If you play a set in an hour, would that be considered an "hour" on the strings ?

Just curious...Thanks!

I count an hr-15 to an hr and a half of court time as an hour of hitting for this reason. There's warmup, changeovers, watching other courts, etc. Now if it's match time, that's different. But just hitting, 5-6 isn't quite an hour of true tennis time.

wmilas 11-20-2012 07:00 AM

I specify mine as singles. When I hit with a pro, or a partner I usually hit many more balls in an hour.

maggmaster 11-20-2012 07:28 AM

I hit for an hour every day on the ball machine and average about 700 balls, that is far different than playing doubles. I count the ball machines as 1.5 hours, hitting with a partner as 1, singles as 1 and doubles as .75

kopfan 11-20-2012 08:56 AM

Do you really have to be so specify? It just a reference........

bigmalik76 11-20-2012 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by kopfan (Post 7026324)
Do you really have to be so specify? It just a reference........

I was thinking the same thing after reading all the responses.

Hour for me is hitting for 1hr singles or practices (even though I hit more balls in Practice) I am sure in the end between singles and practice it evens out anyways.

tennisfreak73 11-20-2012 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 7025969)
I try to specify my hours as singles or doubles since I rarely just hit balls or take a lesson.

i agree with mikeler, most of us probably don't spend a lot of time just hitting balls other than for warm-up.

UCSF2012 11-20-2012 11:50 AM

Officially, it's an hour of ACTUAL hitting. Each hit takes 3ms (6ms if you hit hard). You do the math.

jrxl 11-20-2012 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by UCSF2012 (Post 7026598)
Officially, it's an hour of ACTUAL hitting. Each hit takes 3ms (6ms if you hit hard). You do the math.

With Bab Play&Connect we will finally get accurate play time. Much easier than keeping a running total of how many shots you have hit in a session and multiplying by 3ms.

fortun8son 11-21-2012 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCSF2012 (Post 7026598)
Officially, it's an hour of ACTUAL hitting. Each hit takes 3ms (6ms if you hit hard). You do the math.

So, assuming 4ms per hit, you would have to hit the ball 900,000 times to equal 1 hour. ROFLMAO :lol:

NLBwell 11-21-2012 08:20 PM

Pretty good. Someone actually did the math.

COPEY 11-22-2012 02:39 AM

And it was easy math, too.

fortun8son 11-22-2012 11:05 AM

Yeah.
So, stop worrying, everybody.
Your Poly is good for 2-9 million hits.

Muppet 11-22-2012 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by fortun8son (Post 7029181)
Yeah.
So, stop worrying, everybody.
Your Poly is good for 2-9 million hits.

fortun8, I think you calculated how many racquet-ball contact bursts (4ms) you need to fill an hour. That doesn't account for the time the ball travels (1.5 sec. ?) Assuming that's correct and each strike is .004 sec., each drive would take 1.504 sec. My 1.5 sec. number is a pretty sloppy guesstimate. But you can see that for one hour (3600 sec.) divided by the time for a drive (1.504 sec), gives us 2394 or 39.9 drives/hr.

UCSF2012 11-22-2012 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Muppet (Post 7029275)
fortun8, I think you calculated how many racquet-ball contact bursts (4ms) you need to fill an hour. That doesn't account for the time the ball travels (1.5 sec. ?) Assuming that's correct and each strike is .004 sec., each drive would take 1.504 sec. My 1.5 sec. number is a pretty sloppy guesstimate. But you can see that for one hour (3600 sec.) divided by the time for a drive (1.504 sec), gives us 2394 or 39.9 drives/hr.

Drives per hour? No, buddy. That's golf. This is tennis. .....tennnnn-nist.

UCSF2012 11-22-2012 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by fortun8son (Post 7029181)
Yeah.
So, stop worrying, everybody.
Your Poly is good for 2-9 million hits.

Poly lasts 2 weeks before it goes dead. That's 24 hrs x 14 days x 900,000 hits.


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