Recent content by eah123

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    Shen I borrow an old racquet at a tennis place because I forgot my own, and the strings break, should I be paying for it?

    This reminds me of a hilarious real review someone left for a Babolat Pure Aero Lite on Amazon. They said it was a crappy racquet because the strings broke after 6 months of use. I mean, it is a crap racquet, but not because of the strings. :p
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    Inflation hitting the shoe market?

    The cost of shoes has doubled. The secret to affording tennis is to make more money, and look for deals on barely used shoes from TTW members...
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    My wife needs a New Racket - I suspect you fine people can get me some good options.

    ProKennex Q+5 would be perfect.
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    Beginner Serve Help Day 9 - Serving from the Service Line

    Try the continuous motion drill suggested in this new video from JM Tennis. One of the problem you have is your are swinging right to left when you contact, which prevents proper pronation (or internal shoulder rotation as Chas likes to say). At contact, you want the racquet be going left to...
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    What is YOUR string of the year?

    I've not played Volkl V-Square in a full bed, due to reviews from other people on this board that showed the sharp edges result in very early notches in mains and early breakage. I can play with it in the mains in hybrid with round poly without breaking it for over a month. I need to cut it...
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    String setup for 42 degrees f, 6 Degrees c?

    That cold, I would string at 45#.
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    Advanced level (3.5+) - avoid playing step-in neutral stance forehands?

    I found this excellent video from OTI that goes over how/when to hit open stance vs. neutral stance FH. It also shows the proper footwork for recovering to baseline after hitting neutral stance. I'm definitely going to work on combining the 2 using the drill that's shown in the video.
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    Congratulations to Hubert Hurkacz

    He is a solid player, and appears to be a very nice guy, too. Good for him!
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    Avery racquets.

    I like Tom Avery’s YouTube content, although it’s a bit “old school”. However, his racquet company went out of business a long time ago. Any Avery racquet you buy will be used or “new old stock”, so I wouldn’t bother with them when there’s so many excellent options at every price point.
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    Shouldn't we be further along in instruction?

    Beginner lessons vary a lot in quality. I’m really a big fan of the QuickStart system for juniors, and beginning adults can really benefit from starting with Green Dot balls, which don’t bounce as high and travel in the air slower than regular balls. The regular way of starting adults with real...
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    Advanced level (3.5+) - avoid playing step-in neutral stance forehands?

    I found 2 interesting research articles on relationship between open stance forehand and injury. The first study looked at attacking OS, defensive OS and attacking neutral stance. They only found a significant difference in forces and extreme joint angles between DOS and both AOS and ANS...
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    Advanced level (3.5+) - avoid playing step-in neutral stance forehands?

    I normally hit with an open stance forehand and play at an NTRP 3.5 level. I generally avoid hitting neutral/closed stance forehand. The only time I do is as an approach shot, using the front-to-front hop. Today, my wife (NTRP 3.0) asked me to help her work on her forehand. She uses almost...
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    what do you use to record yourself

    Negative reviews of the camera are frightening! How long have you been using it?
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    Anyone know where to find the ERT 300 tenniscomputer?

    Contact the manufacturer directly?
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    Beginner - Racquet decision

    My daughter is 13, and has been playing tennis since age 8. She started with the Babolat Pure Drive Lite. Each year I added some weight to the handle using BluTac until it was the same weight as a regular Pure Drive, then I bought her a Pure Drive 2021. She complained that it felt too light (it...