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    Call for 2019 All TT Team Candidates

    Vegas! You know, I’ve never been! I’m not sure why I thought you were in Southern. Philly is a possibility. I’m right outside DC, but grew up in eastern PA. My mom is still up that way.
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    Call for 2019 All TT Team Candidates

    Be careful, I’ve been known to travel for tennis!
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    An entire team walks off the court...need help with USTA rules

    Be careful with entering full team defaults...in our section any team that ends the season in a position to advance can not do so if they benefited from a full team default. I’ve seen this come into play more than once.
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    Call for 2019 All TT Team Candidates

    I can hang out in that middle of the 3.5 pack with you.
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    Week 3 of Nationals is a big one - 18+ 4.0 and 4.5, 40+ 3.0 and 3.5

    He’s being modest...he was the captain of those teams.
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    Tennis Club Recommendations in NOVA

    I will also someone else's reply that most likely the best way to get onto a USTA team is to email the coordinator. They can give you a list of captains that need players. This may mean you spend a season on a weaker team, but if you play well against the stronger teams, you will get new...
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    Tennis Club Recommendations in NOVA

    There are also walls at Wakefield Park, off Braddock RD/495 and there used to be a really nice one at Nottoway Park in Vienna. The one at Jefferson is kinda short and small IMO.
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    Tennis Club Recommendations in NOVA

    Four Seasons is no more my friend. Since last April.
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    How far do you drive in order to play?

    Anywhere from two minutes to 90 depending on where my match is. 25 minutes for clinic. 2 minutes to get to the court at my building.
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    Tennis Club Recommendations in NOVA

    Look into Arlington Y. You might have a better chance just showing up to courts, Quincy Park is pretty active. Like McLovin says, not sure how many 4.5s are actually club members.
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    What should replace my 2012 PD?

    Thanks so much everyone! Definitely have given me a lot of ideas, and I plan on making a good demo list from the suggestions here. I’m in the middle of moving so may put off the demoing until that is done. Interestingly enough, I played with the Ktour 95 back in the day, so while a 98 doesn’t...
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    What should replace my 2012 PD?

    I keep thinking about Yonex! I have heard the same, that the newer PD are just not the same. Thanks!
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    "I joined a D.C. tennis league thinking I’d make a few friends. But this was no social club.."

    Awww, this is a shame. First of all, this wasn’t DC USTA league (as others have noted). Bit of poor journalism there but maybe he didn’t know better. He should head down to Hains Point on a weekend. He would end up with more teams and numbers than he knows what to do with. I agree that...
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    What should replace my 2012 PD?

    About me....3.5 female, play a lot, two handed bh, prefer baseline but volley when I have to, singles/dubs/lots of mixed. I absolutely love my 2012 Pure Drives, but I think it’s time to stick a fork in them. I string with PSGD 17g at 57-59. Anyone have any feedback on the newer Pure Drives...
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    You make the call...timed out match

    Is this MOCO? You have to be up by 2 in the tb? Good to know. I can’t keep dc, moco, and nova straight. We had the good ole ‘does the point being played when the buzzer rings count’ argument just yesterday. DC, nova, and moco need to all be the same!
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