Recent content by Mike Y

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    Distinctions and Differences: The observations of 3.0 bounding to 4.0

    This is the best thread ever. I wish video of your serve was automatically uploaded anytime someone claims a 100mph serve.
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    Chest/pectoral workouts bad for tennis?

    I think that working out with weights helps to prevent overuse injuries. Developing those chest/pectoral muscles, along with the shoulder and the rest of your arms, helps to prevent tennis elbow. You develop tennis elbow when there is too much strain on your tendons. Building the muscle...
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    Would you say anything to a sandbagger during the match?

    I hear about people dropping games purposely to preserve their rating on this board, but I have never seen it or heard about it in real life. I think the more likely explanation for these is that a new self rate will either be out of shape, out of practice, or a relative beginner, and thus will...
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    Would you say anything to a sandbagger during the match?

    So you lost 6-4, 6-7, 10-5 and you think your opponent was a sandbagger? Sounds like he is the right level. What more do you want from a USTA match other than a tough, close match? "Then magically his level dropped and even though I was getting tired and not playing as well" Don't you...
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    Have you ever injured someone/been injured from a struck tennis ball?

    I have this irrational fear when I am at the net and my partner is serving that I will get a hard flat errant serve right in the kidney.
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    Physically Challenged Opponents

    I think I will act like I am gimpy and/or pregnant in my next match, lol.
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    A moral dilemma

    Lol, his "schedule" when he is unemployed is opening up. You should just e-mail him the number for a local taxi service that he can use to go to and from the match. That will solve his transportation issues.
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    What the Hell Was That?

    Consider it a compliment if a server felt they had to resort to an underhanded serve in order to try to beat you. But as a returner, you have to be ready for anything. There is no rule that you have to hit a hard flat serve as your first serve, and then hit a high-percentage spinner as your...
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    We Need A Stiffer Penalty

    On a deep ball to your partner the net person should be backing up to around the service line so they can be in a better position to play the next ball if it happens to be a volley by the other team at the net. If the net person is at the service line, they should have a fairly good view of the...
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    Mistake on USTA website

    That only says that you can call your own shots out (if it is not a first serve), but you cannot call your own shots in.
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    Wind guidelines

    You may have to play a match in extreme wind sometime. It is good to practice in it so you can get used to it.
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    Double Bounce hitters

    How in the world is this annoying?
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    Etiquette for warming up

    Well I am slightly over 30. I have bouncy movement just fine. Does warming up really help? I almost think it is a purely mental thing. Here's what I don't understand. Where I play there are no timed matches, so people don't really put a limit on warmups. My captains will always tell the...
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    Etiquette for warming up

    I hate the short-court warming up. I feel like a 10 year old when I am forced to do that. In fact, I don't like warming up period. Stop wasting time and lets just start!
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    San Francisco Tennis Club Tourney's

    I'll take fog over smog!