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    Most humbling USTA experiences?

    The 2.5 weekday ladies here take coolers full of that stuff onto court. Doesn’t matter if it’s 65 or 95 :-Do_O
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    Most humbling USTA experiences?

    7-6 6-7 17-19, had 6 match points. That will haunt me to my grave. Tiebreakers give me flashbacks now like ‘nam.
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    Most humbling USTA experiences?

    MY MAN :-D Love hearing other people’s experiences. Absolutely awesome. I almost forgot, like 2 1/2 years ago, the number 3 10U player in the country came into town. His dad asked if I could hit with him. I’m thinking “I’ll take it easy on him”. He gets a 40-Love lead every game. Before I...
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    Most humbling USTA experiences?

    A few days ago, I had the opportunity to play a top 30 in the nation boy’s 14’s player. Little turd already has almost a 12 UTR. Talk about a reality check :laughing: If any 4.5’s or even 5.0’s think they can go play a WTA player and do alright, they should try out boy’s 12’s and go from there...
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    USTA 4.0s are now UTR 5s?

    Tournaments. My dad is not able to take more than 3 or so steps either way due to severe injuries and subsequent surgeries over the past few years-at least 6 on one leg and 4 on the other-but I was still able to work out a few times where we could play together. I did not play USTA matches for...
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    USTA 4.0s are now UTR 5s?

    Didn’t bother reading the rest of the thread. Regardless of the caliber of player you may be, if you play USTA league, let’s say 4.0, or even some 4.5’s, it will absolutely tank your UTR. I played doubles with my dad in a few events of these levels (I have never played with him in 8 years of...
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    Racquet recommendations?

    Haven’t been here in a while, but an update! I’ve been hitting with the VCORE 97 330 with some lead on it, and I really like it. I must have gotten a lighter one, because it wasn’t stable at all stock, but I have been serving arguably better than I ever have. I’m hitting 8+ aces almost every set...
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    J B - Great Seller!

    J B sold me 2 racquets, and everything went very smoothly! Great prompt communicator, and everything arrived exactly as described!
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    (2) Yonex VCORE 98 Black 4 1/4

    How much are you selling the one with Hyper G for?
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    Advice from coaches/pros

    So-I have been pursuing a career in teaching after finishing college, and I had a question for the coaches/pros that might be on here. I’ve been certified as a professional earlier this year, I’ll be getting my Elite certification next month, and I’ve just been hired after assisting for about 10...
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    I Want A 120 MPH Serve

    For what it’s worth, I think a lot of people lose MPH on their serve just with the leg timing. Hesitant to even call it a jump. Forget even fooling with the 700 different parts of the swing people obsess over. If you wait down in your knee bend once you get there, you lose all of that momentum...
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    Racquet recommendations?

    Thanks so much for such an in-depth response! I’ll definitely add those to the list.
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    Racquet recommendations?

    Hi all! I’ve been going down a bad road, and I think I may be in the early stages of racquetholism. Played one year in D2, I play a little bit of league, tournaments intermittently, and I’m just struggling to find a stick that I really gel with. I hit pretty big off the ground on both wings...
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    Self Talk @ Big Moments

    I don’t really post much, but definitely used to empathize with this. I’ve gotten to a place where I’m very happy with my game and confident on the big points, by mentally telling myself that it’s just like any other point. There is no score, just solely this point. I used to raise my level when...
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    Nike product testing question

    You just apply online, and wait to see if you get accepted-I don’t know if it’s still on their website, but they ask your dimensions, playing history, play frequency, etc. I’m a tester and I have yet to hear anything after being accepted for footwear AND apparel after almost 6 months. Not even...