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    10 point tie breaker USTA in place of 3rd set

    No desire for 3rd set whatsoever. We are not playing for Wimbledon out there. Just looking to have some fun for an hour or so. Playing 3 hours sound excruciating, let alone waiting for that match to finish. Up here in PNW, almost every league is indoors. Getting rid of no-ad and TB would mean...
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    What is so fun being sandbaggers?

    That is what I fervently believe, but the dang computer does not agree... Sent from my SM-N915T using Tapatalk
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    What is so fun being sandbaggers?

    Play at your level??? I can count in one hand all the times I got blown off the court over the past decade in USTA... Sent from my SM-N915T using Tapatalk
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    What is so fun being sandbaggers?

    Not sure what the problem is. If the opponent is at the same level, you get a competitive match. If the opponent is sandbaggibng, you get to hit with someone significantly better than you, which is not an opportunity I get very often. It is a win/win in my book. The only problem I have is when...
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    Downwardly Mobile: My 3.5 Debut

    I have played my share of mixed doubles and 3.5 ladies (in PNW) that I have seen are pretty much what Cindy describes. Sent from my SM-N915T using Tapatalk
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    Player Development and Youth Tennis Tournaments

    Look, the chances of either your child or any of these other kids becoming a tennis pro is practically nil. The chances of these shenanigans precluding your child from a successful tennis career is even less than that. So you need to decide exactly what you are trying to achieve. Are you trying...
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    How do you deal with bad calls?

    I have played many years and I have NEVER seen anyone call a ball one foot in out. Not even 6". I have seen many people who gave me balls that were a few inches out because they could not tell. I have seen one or two a-holes a year who keep saying "Are you sure?" on every close call and give...
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    Is this correct...

    No one is denying anyone's wins. The only thing the rating system is trying to do is to match players of comparable abilities to play each other. It does not matter who wins, as long as it is competitive. Counting the number of games does that. Adding wins on top of that does not make the...
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    How do you deal with bad calls?

    Making bad line calls is part of the game. Expecting perfect calls every time is bush league.
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    Things We've learned playing Mixed Doubles:

    Accusing a c rated player of cheating is either delusional or idiotic. I am not sure which applies here...
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    How do you deal with bad calls?

    In my experience, the people who make bad call are the ones who aggressively challenges you if there is any close call. It is just their nature to be an a-hole and they think everyone else is cheating like they are. Most people make good effort to make fair calls. EVERYONE misses a call every...
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    Tennis stringing myths busted! with Lucien Nogues

    By that logic, vaccines cause Autism, US government orchestrated 9/11, and herbal pills will double the size of my penis. What you have is nothing more than people equating correlation with causation, which is a major no-no and the worst way to "prove" something. If they caused more...
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    Tennis stringing myths busted! with Lucien Nogues

    Yeah, and common sense says earth is flat. There is absolutely nothing but anecdotes to support these spurious claims about stiff racquets/strings causing arm injuries. There is no evidence that the rate of arm injuries has increased among pros/college/juniors in the last 20 years. Actually...
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    If you have no intension of playing national, then why do you care that your player got DQ'd? A player who is prime for bump up is plain to see. If I have a player who is in the wrong level for my team, I would encourage that person to play with the upper level team and stop using him for my...
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    Tennis stringing myths busted! with Lucien Nogues

    There are many here who believe that polys "destroy arms" without any evidence whatsoever. What is so unbelievable about people believing frames cause spin? People will believe anything if you present it just so. Polys are horrible strings. They are stiff, lack feel, and low powered. The only...