Recent content by Roforot

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    Moving to San Francisco

    I've been spoiled w/ year round tennis on public courts in Texas but there's a great opportunity for work in SF. Planning to work and live in Noe Valley or Westwood area. Looking for tips on where to play? How is tennis in the winter? How often are you rained out? If I need to join a club...
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    Info. re. Houston tennis clinics / mixers

    Well that's the thing. Most of my business will be around southwest houston/sugarland area... but I have some flexibility as to where I can stay within Houston. @DevilDog, thanks for the link. I'm used to texas summers so it doesn't have to be indoor courts. Although some of their drills...
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    Info. re. Houston tennis clinics / mixers

    Hi, I'm looking at travelling to Houston frequently over the next couple of months. I was hoping to find info re. tennis clinics/ workouts / doubles mixers etc. I would like to avoid joining a country club and b/c of my work schedule and would like something I can drop into or pick up a...
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    Tips on Dealing w/ Short/Sharp angles

    Thanks for all the tips/advice. Someone asked about the shot I hit that may be setting this up. I am hitting a looping angled BH. It's a safe/high percentage shot for me and most players at my 4.0/4.5 level don't hit big 1 handed high topspin BHs. Most times they'll slice it back deep to...
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    Tips on Dealing w/ Short/Sharp angles

    Mainly in singles, on the ad side, sometimes I'll get a slice BH that lands around the service line and carries out into the doubles alley. Running up, I'm not sure what the best response is? Return crosscourt and retreat to the baseline? Approach DTL and take a position at net? hit a drop...
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    Will Stan become a nightmare matchup for Djoko?

    Didn't Nole win 16 out of the last 17 or 18 matches w/ Stan? I guess one great performance could get into anyone's head, but I figure Djokovich shouldn't be checking his draw for Stan.
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    Volkl V1 Classic; starting

    There are 4 pairs of grommet holes in the throat of the frame, so I believe the first loop starts at the head of the frame, and the first pull is towards the throat/bottom? This is for a 2-piece string job if it makes a difference? Haven't strung something new in a while :) Thanks.
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    Really missing NoBadMojo.

    Yes, come back NBMJ. I've actually migrated towards using a Volkl V1!
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    Being accused of gamesmanship

    Out of curiosity, if I see someone stalling this way in a league match or something, how do I enforce this? What is the penalty system? I figure for tournaments you could call a referee.
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    Angles key to playing pushers?

    Is very good video. Shows good patience and steady shots which aren't as easy to execute as many here believe. Some of flashy under the leg shots are cool too :) Your opponent though looked pretty fit. He was running a lot of balls back. Do you remember the score of the match? Do you...
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    Tournament decisions 4.0 or 4.5?

    I'm a 4.0 as well and feel you're probably closer to my level. 4.5 is a rough mix of players and the few I've hit w/ are noticeably more effective on their serve and punishing on their returns. Your opponent looks to be 4.0 as well. Both of you look solid, but I suspect if you were playing...
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    Video of me playing 4.5 all court player

    It's funny b/c the guy in black is a very good player. You could lower tension, raise tension, use newest racquet, and not make a dent. This isn't a dig at the OP but rather that there are no shortcuts really, just have to get better :)
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    Food for getting your energy level up.

    I think banana / raisins /grapes are great before/during match play. Avoid dairy products. Ideally, I like to have 12+ hrs from last protein intake and typically feed/gorge after the match. This can be difficult based on time of match. A little bit of a "nutritional deficit" sharpens your...
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    Angles key to playing pushers?

    Sounds like you're figuring out a strategy. Big thing is to be patient as he may be quick enough to run side to side once or twice; you have to be willing to make him do it three, four, or five times if necessary. Going to the net is a little quicker b/c you can hit sharper angles; not...
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    Does the 90 sq. in. head size have a place in the modern game?

    I sometimes play doubles w/ wood racquet. It's not much of a handicap for volleying but where I miss the larger racquet is for serving or for "slapping" the ball away at net if your opponent pops it up. With that said I was very surprised to find the Volkl V1 (102") to be such a good frame...