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    Who makes worse line calls?

    I don't play seriously with lower level players, but as a former college player and a long time tournament player now playing 4.5, I find the lower level players I have played are worse on line calls, while the better players generally are more generous with their calls. I once played 8.5 mixed...
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    Prince Phantom 93P 14x18 vs 18x20... let's discuss.

    I feel your pain donnayblack99. Wow, if I tried synthetic gut at 45, I might hit forehands OVER the backstop! I was ready to order a demo of the 93p 14x18 until the feel of the old 90 14x18 last night. Still need to give it a try, but nothing like making your current frame feel better than...
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    Prince Phantom 93P 14x18 vs 18x20... let's discuss.

    donnayblack99, I am in the other 10%. I have a top 30 national age ranking, was a former college all conference player, former teaching pro, tourney win over a top 100 ATP player in the early 1980's, etc. I'm still a pretty good athlete, but have a lot of mileage on the body, 4 knee surgeries, a...
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    unwritten code that deems underhand serve not sportsmanlike.

    Last year in a match at the senior national grass courts I played a guy who hit nothing but underhand serves. He was a strong player, but who had a shoulder injury. He won several rounds before I played him. Balls don't bounce well on grass, and he had perfected his underhand serve to have a...
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    Prince Phantom 93P 14x18 vs 18x20... let's discuss.

    I have a question about the comfort level for the 93P 14x18, and if it feels like the old Prince Graphite 90 14 x 18? I currently play with the Yonex Ezone DR 98, but was very tempted to try the new 93P 14x18. I have alot of mileage on the arm and wrist, so there are lots of frames I can't use...
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    Official Wilson Clash thread

    I hit the Clash Tour demo last night. Had both poly and multi. I'm a 4.5 nationally ranked senior who hits hard, but more through the ball, and not alot of topspin. I was pretty disappointed after all the hype. I only hit a few shows with the multi, too much power. Spent the workout with the...
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    F/S (2) Boris Becker Delta Core London 98 inch Frames 4 3/8

    Rackets still available. If interested, make me an offer for both frames.
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    F/S (2) Boris Becker Delta Core London 98 inch Frames 4 3/8

    I have two Boris Becker Delta Core London rackets for sale. Both are 4 3/8 grips, and both are strung with hybrid poly/synthetic strings in the mid 50's. The rackets were played with a few months, and are in good used played condition. I would rate them as 7.5/8.0. Just normal signs of play...
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    The creation of NTRP?

    I remember when NTRP and team tennis first appeared. I had been playing college tennis, and open division in tournaments. In our area they also offered A and B. A was probably 4.0-4.5 now, and B was probably 3.5-4.0 now. There was not restrictions, anyone could enter any division. When NTRP...
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    Question for users of Isospeed Cream - tension?

    I had tried a full bed of Cream at 48 in my Yonex Ezone DR 98. Gave it several tries, and did not care for it. Did not feel like I was getting enough spin. Spent a couple of weeks trying out some demos, so Sunday went back to the DR 98's. Took the full bed of Cream, and replaced the crosses with...
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    Question for users of Isospeed Cream - tension?

    Thanks Cisco, I'll try that. I hit about 30 minutes yesterday with the Cream at 52, before moving back to the V-Pro at 46. The Cream seemed like it would be okay backing off on the tension, so I will go that route. I'll probably try 48.
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    Whats the worst surface you have played on?

    Tom, I'm not a big fan of grass, but I had pretty good results in Sept at the national seniors in Michigan. We actually have two grass courts at our university, available for play at a fee. I worked out on them to prepare for nationals, and it helped alot. That said, I don't really care for...
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    Whats the worst surface you have played on?

    Grew up in a small town with 2 concrete courts that slopped sharply down on each end, and then had some loose gravel at the back behind the baseline. Chain-link metal nets that were C shaped. Local college had 3 courts that had grass and dirt behind the baseline going to the back fence. So you...
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    Question for users of Isospeed Cream - tension?

    I strung the Cream yesterday and overreacted to how soft it felt out of the package. Did not feel like a poly, so I wimped out on the tension, and strung it at 52. I've been hitting Volkl V-Pro 18g at 46 for the past couple of weeks. Hit last night, trying the freshly strung full bed Cream, and...
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    Question for users of Isospeed Cream - tension?

    NuBas, my comments about spin relate to what stays in, while swinging all out, with my normal stroke. I have played for years with a hybrid poly main/ synthetic cross. Pretty good spin in that I can swing hard with my normal strokes, which don't have huge topspin. What I've found with all poly...
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