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    Good current D2 college players playing USTA 4.5.

    It's a compromise between having enough players for a league and having competitive matches. Those divisions have to work all over the country which doesn't help either. I think most metro areas could support splitting 4.0 and 4.5 into 3 but it would get kinda lonely in the upper third in some...
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    I Want A 120 MPH Serve

    I can pop the collar but I'm no where close to that beard game.
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    Do we actually know how TR and TLS calculate their ratings?

    I wasn't looking at new players for that one. The fact that the match rating becomes the players first rating probably means that he actually uses that in the calc and not just as a FYI type thing.
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    "I joined a D.C. tennis league thinking I’d make a few friends. But this was no social club.."

    Yeah, you have to go into the scores tab in the individual's profile and click "VIEW ALL" in the top right.
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    "I joined a D.C. tennis league thinking I’d make a few friends. But this was no social club.."

    He was already playing in the highest bracket they had at the time.
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    "I joined a D.C. tennis league thinking I’d make a few friends. But this was no social club.."

    Our's wears jean shorts. Not the Agassi ones, the ones you make yourself from pants.
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    "I joined a D.C. tennis league thinking I’d make a few friends. But this was no social club.."

    There is no incentive to sandbag in that league. I think he was just trying to be nice. A 1 and 1 loss on your record might make it harder to get another decent game if you're new. Still unusual though. Most people in that league were very meticulous about reporting the correct score. Looking at...
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    "I joined a D.C. tennis league thinking I’d make a few friends. But this was no social club.."

    Inspired Life Perspective I joined a D.C. tennis league thinking I’d make a few friends. But this was no social club. By Matt Fuchs May 8 When I joined a local tennis league in 2015, I figured it would come with the usual pluses of participating in any other community. I’d meet a few people and...
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    "I joined a D.C. tennis league thinking I’d make a few friends. But this was no social club.."

    He's a really good player (UTR 8) and does a lot for the local community, really stand up guy. Kinda sucks that he's just "the guy that takes notes" in the article.
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    "I joined a D.C. tennis league thinking I’d make a few friends. But this was no social club.."

    Small world, I played that guy in that league a few years ago. I may or may not be Boris. I also played the guy that takes notes.
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    Are fast flat serves and getting top speed overrated?

    Flat serve is just another serve in your tool box, but its also a serve metric that can actually be measured. The fundamental motion is the same for all serves so if you top out at 80 MPH on your flat, then your kick and slice are not that great either.
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    Do we actually know how TR and TLS calculate their ratings?

    I didn't. I'm pretty close on the match ratings but I still don't know how he's using them for the dNTRP estimate. And yes I grabbed like 20 of my last singles matches and tried different things until something lined up. On your second point, even if TR had the actual formula used by the USTA...
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    I Want A 120 MPH Serve

    We didn't get one of the Playsight courts. Next chance is in mid June.
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    I Want A 120 MPH Serve

    I agree and I'm working on it. I don't think you can just decide to start pronating and it's there. Seams like it's a consequence of doing something else that I'm also not doing.
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