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    Practiced the underhanded slice serve today. HOLY #$%# !!!

    1. I played a 4.0 tournament in Roosevelt Island about three years ago, one guy had an absolute bomb of a serve, where the opponent was lucky to get a racquet on 1st serves, and never attempted any topspin returns on 1sts. I've also played in USTA leagues where ex-club college guys play 4.0...
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    Practiced the underhanded slice serve today. HOLY #$%# !!!

    3.5s in general don't have what kind of control? The type needed to slice underhand? I disagree. Underhanded serving is much easier than trying to generate RHS for an aggressive kick. Given adequate practice most if not all 3.5s should miss less with an underhand slice serve than an overhead...
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    Practiced the underhanded slice serve today. HOLY #$%# !!!

    Struff didn't win the match because of one under-handed serve by Krygios, but you're missing my larger point. Most rec players (say 3.0 - 4.0) don't have strong second serves. Some players flatly bunt the ball in, and give the returner a point of contact above net level. Some slow their...
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    Practiced the underhanded slice serve today. HOLY #$%# !!!

    To be fair: 1. most of our opponents are not on Struff's return, speed, nor volley level. 2. Even Struff did not return for an outright winner 3. It's actually achievable for us to hit an underhanded serve near the same quality as Kyrgios'. Perhaps the shot with the least discrepancy in quality...
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    Essential tennis NTRP 5.0 Tennis match play

    Seems like the last part is out. Nate seemed pretty nervous and tight throughout the whole doubles match. Double-faulted at least once each service game. Nate's also been out of the game the longest. Both Scott and Nate played D1 while Ian played D2 and Kevin also played D1.
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    More Amateur Tennis [1080p 60fps]

    Impressive volleys from both of you guys. Your friend seems to like hitting slice serves a lot
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    Is playing with spin actually safer?

    Same is true for topspin vs taking RHS off flat serve for a second serve. Conditional upon hitting the piece of the ball cleanly, a high RHS topspin serve is safer than a slowed down flat swing. However achieving that clean contact requires a lot more focus.
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    No money in tennis outside of top 200

    To the OP: There may not be much money in tournament winnings of an ATP player, but what about earnings potential of a top 300 tennis coach - or even top 3,000? I'd imagine most players who've earned some points on the tour could do quite well as coaching pros or maybe even a head coach of a...
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    Defense, Thy Name is De Minaur

    Racquet head speed, thy name is Nadal.
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    There's a thread about In/Out in the equipment forum. I have one myself, you can easily adjust so that lights are fully turned off, and sounds are only made when a ball lands out. You can also have only a red light and no beep when a ball is out. The bigger issue is accuracy of calls...
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    Maximagq on the East Coast

    That same guy, "Skeet0rz" has some highlights of indoor court play and you can see his groundstrokes and serves can patch some punch. However keep in mind in the video you put up, Skeet0rz's first opponent had a UTR rating of 12, and won 6-0, 6-2. So while Matt and Skeet0rz may be of the...
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    Hitting basic volleys into the net in doubles

    Are you dumping volleys into the bottom of the net or shanking them upon impact? Or are you just hitting the tape/few inches beneath the tape? It makes sense that for most people, volleys off approach shots or poaches are easier to handle than those made standing at net. 1. An approach shot...
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    Any tips on watching the ball?

    While I don't doubt age, older eyes, and glasses are shankshot multipliers, I think the biggest multiplier is ball speed before contact. Trying to hit big on the rise, when the ball hasn't slowed down at the peak of it's bounce yet, always brings out the shanks. Similarly when I'm off balance...
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    In/Out Device

    Honestly he probably should have just made the in/out default order cost $500 for two cameras and two tripods and not give the option of just one dangling on the net. I can’t speak for anyone else but I’ve had zero battery problems itself, just that the battery life display being inaccurate...
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    In/Out Device

    Looks like essential tennis did a whole video on the in/out. I think it says something that the inventor is still out there pushing his product. The video shows two in out devices being used for singles, and seems like he’s really pushing out the types of data the device can try to capture...