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    If you hit against a wall, would you be interested in faster tennis ball?

    they are supposed to be slightly lighter I think. I haven't found them to be much better.
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    Corny Keg or Tretorn/Triniti Balls

    The Corny Keg is being repurposed for tennis balls, but that's not what its sold for, right?
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    If you hit against a wall, would you be interested in faster tennis ball?

    Tretorn Serie? It says it's longer lasting pressurized ball so maybe that would be worth a try.
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    If you hit against a wall, would you be interested in faster tennis ball?

    It's just weird that you can buy lots of balls that are slower than regulation (pressureless, high altitude, junior) but you can't buy any tennis balls faster than regulation.
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    If you hit against a wall, would you be interested in faster tennis ball?

    Nobody needs a Bugatti either
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    If you hit against a wall, would you be interested in faster tennis ball?

    I figured out why some balls are faster. In balls where the glue that holds the two parts of the ball together is thinner , that makes the ball smaller and also the bond is stronger. If you could make more balls like that, you would have longer lasting, higher bouncing balls. It's a conspiracy...
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    Rackets have gone up in price

    Of course new rackets are better. I have five different Yonex's and the new Yonex obviously play better than the old Yonex. It's ridiculous to think that you could play just as well with a 25 year old racket. I've play tested scores of rackets and there is no comparison. It's true that old...
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    Rackets have gone up in price

    The new rackets are better. Sampras has said that he should've changed rackets sooner. It's true that pros play with old rackets under paint jobs but that's just what they're comfortable with, not what's the best racket.
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    Rackets have gone up in price

    I used to be able to find a decent used Yonex for less than $100 on eBuy and now I can't find anything for less than $150. I think Covid has turned everybody into a tennis player.
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    Simplest service action on ATP tour

    Tommy Paul has a very simple motion.
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    Starting a pro career at 35, what do you think?

    So I read Chasing Points, by Gregory Howe, who made it into some ATP qualifying tournaments after winning a few points at ITF level. His first point was in Tunisia where he got a bye, won his final qualifying match, then Malek Jaziri pulled out with an injury so instead he got to face a LL in...
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    Starting a pro career at 35, what do you think?

    THere was a guy who did this at 34, Gregory Howe. He wrote a book about it, Chasing Points. I think he started in ITFs in Africa. I'll read it and report back.
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    No Yonex Ezone Ai98's for sale - what's a good replacement?

    Yonex marketing is so confusing (all racket marketing is confusing) so I can't figure out what a good replacement racket for my Ezone Ai98 would be and I don't want to spend $175 on a used racket.
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    If you hit against a wall, would you be interested in faster tennis ball?

    But if you stand closer you always have to hit the ball on the rise. It's more like half-volley practice.
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    If you hit against a wall, would you be interested in faster tennis ball?

    No interest at all? When you hit against a wall, you never have to handle pace because the ball loses so much momentum by the time it hits the wall. Faster ball means learning to handle pace even when you're hitting against a wall. If you ever get an old ball that's worn down but retains it's...
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