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    Drilled in face during team practice match.

    Mongo: "it's tennis people get hit" I AGREE That there are some scenarios where players should back off shots because of the situation and their skill level they might hurt someone. I think several posters (not everyone) agreed with this. No mas.
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    Drilled in face during team practice match.

    Final comment: The guy that hit me is on my USTA 6.5 combo 6.5 and over team and we are playing in the state finals starting Friday. The incident occurred during a "friendly" team practice. He is not one of our regular team mates and I don't think I am going to play any more combo so I doubt...
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    Drilled in face during team practice match.

    I agree. I'm 72 years old & my gums have receded and aren't as big as they used to be. I was hit point blank with a pretty big shot. I'm surprised they weren't loosened.
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    Drilled in face during team practice match.

    I wasn't hugging the net & I didn't hit a weak shot. I had to run in from behind the service line & the choice I had was to avoid hitting him in the face and still win the point. I didn't have an angle to hit a winning passing shot so I tried to tap it at his feet (or at least below the waist)...
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    Drilled in face during team practice match.

    Last week we practiced at night against one of our 6.5 combo teams. -The 3.0 player I played against who was new on the team was one of those guys that lobbed 30% of the time and hugged the net (3-4 away) when he could. -He or his partner hit a short, easy sitter to me inside the service line. I...
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    Line calling issue on clay

    MikeJ: Thanks! When looking at marks to confirm a call if there is undisturbed clay the ball is out.
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    Line calling issue on clay

    Question about marks on clay: 1. Assume you can see the mark close to the line. The mark looks like a crater with a distinct edge between the mark and the line. I would call this out. Correct? 2. Assume you can see the mark close to the base line. The mark looks like a crater with a...
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    Line calling issue on clay

    I think most of us agree on: 1. You can ask your opponent if he is sure of is call. 2. You can ask your opponent to check the mark 3. You or your opponent can call a ball out (and the call stands) even if a mark can't be found. 4. Player "A" can ask their opponent (Player B) if they (Player A)...
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    No more watching WTA on Beins

    WTA TV works well with live matches. When I try to use "On Demand" most of the time the video pauses 5-20 seconds to reload every 10 seconds. In other words it is unwatchable. I can stream netflix, amazon, youtube without any issues at all so the problem is on the WTA TV streaming side. Any...
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    WTA Back On Tennis Channel

    WTA TV works well with live matches. When I try to use "On Demand" most of the time the video pauses 5-20 seconds to reload every 10 seconds. In other words it is unwatchable. I can stream netflix, amazon, youtube without any issues at all so the problem is on the WTA TV streaming side. Any...
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    I hate it when people compare Federer to God

    There is way more "proof" that Federer exists.
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    Cramping problem in hot humid weather

    I was hoping I would get 1-2 responses so thanks! Here's a couple of comments: Environment: -I do wear all white dry fit shirt, hat & mostly white shorts when I play. -I think shade is critical. Last year I brought a folding chair with a clip on umbrella which blew over and was a big hassle...
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    Cramping problem in hot humid weather

    I play singles and doubles in the North Carolina senior games finals each year in September. The last 2 years the temp has been in the 90's with high humidity. The matches are played on Har Tru courts. The singles matches start at 12 noon & the doubles 2:30-3:45. Last year my singles match...
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    Silent Partner Machines...what’s up with the auction site

    i bought one 3 years ago. I've used it 100+ times ... works great
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