Recent content by kingcheetah

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    Is the 4 1/2 grip size slowly dying out?

    Yeah, they're definitely less common- I can only find larger grip sizes on the web or special ordered, a lot of players are defaulting to 3/8 or 1/4 nowadays.
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    Was This Injury Caused By Slippery Wimbledon Grass? Or Poor Footwork?

    Her running and court coverage was good. The former professionals that were commenting on the match said as much.
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    Was This Injury Caused By Slippery Wimbledon Grass? Or Poor Footwork?

    She was moving well before the hamstring injury, did you watch the match?
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    18x19 pattern Club - Djokovic, Medvedev, Agassi and...

    I use the SW102-- I love the current model's pattern as it is very dense in the middle but more open outside to allow for spin.
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    Favorite trait or practice of teaching pro?

    A nice perk of this gig is that it is a secondary job, so I can control my schedule better and don't need to try and fill every week's schedule to keep my house. I agree as far as jaded coaches, some are just a combination mediocre ball machine/unlicensed therapist for people to talk at. There...
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    Favorite trait or practice of teaching pro?

    I like targets for hand-fed things, but I try to keep the number relatively low (usually safe groundstrokes and then an angled one for inside out forehands) I agree that some people have a tendency to litter the court with every cone, dot, line, hula hoop, or other prop they can find and it...
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    Favorite trait or practice of teaching pro?

    I'm neutral on it, but the USTA also has plenty of its own issues to manage.
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    Favorite trait or practice of teaching pro?

    They do have good lesson progressions... I did the Performance camp so it's slightly different in structure in that you begin with competition to assess what a player's needs are, rather than just assessing strokes with drilling. I'm going to steal some things that were used at the Real Club de...
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    Favorite trait or practice of teaching pro?

    I'll be starting a new side job as a teaching pro for individual and group work (I've coached high schoolers and some adults before, am a classroom teacher, and am PTR certified, but it'll be my first "teaching pro" gig) I'm curious what traits or practices of a teaching pro in either private...
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    Which type ofracquet will give players the greatest advantage?

    If you are talking about the best racket for pace on a serve +1 combo or aggressive tennis, probably something with a high swingweight like the RF97, SW102, or an extended length pure drive tour. The problem is that not everyone can swing that effectively, (or swing it effectively for the whole...
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    Worst Team Tennis Scandal Ever - Welcome to Tennessee

    True. Sandbagging is fairly normal, unfortunately.
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    Best racquet for young man

    Agree with this. Demo 4 rackets. Then demo 4 more that are similar in specs to the one you liked best, but maybe have one thing that is notably different, then pick your favorite and repeat. As you try different rackets, you will figure out what you value.
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    Ultimate racquet for a 4.5 player

    Typically about 98-100", a shade under 12oz strung weight, low to mid 60s flex, 18x20 pattern, 20-22mm beam.
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    Server etiquette disagreement

    Depends on the level, but the faster the ball is travelling the more likely that out serves are returned, it's part of the game. The server has a responsibility to wait until you are ready, and the returner has to play at the server's *reasonable* pace. If server wants better rhythm in this...
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    Return policy change

    It was great; I once had t do a return about 6 months after a purchase (switched rackets while off the continent for a semester)