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    Heads up: USTA tennis halted in CT per new covid-19 rules

    I’m sure all those tennis players will keep paying for membership dues and league fees even if there’s no more league. Yeah, f*** league tennis players. Am I right!
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    Height over the net - 4.5 tennis

    Please explain yourself. In Merriam Webster dictionaries, the first definition for Pace is usually "rate of movement." The first definition of Speed is "rate of motion."
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    Heads up: USTA tennis halted in CT per new covid-19 rules

    This is even worse than the first time, which perhaps could be blamed on panic. We now know that tennis isn't a disease vector and that the virus is only deadly for specific demographic groups. Connecticut is boldly ignoring the empirical evidence.
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    Heads up: USTA tennis halted in CT per new covid-19 rules

    Where is the USTA? Why aren't they supporting tennis players? Tennis isn't a team sport and banning exercise is not only futile, but most likely will increase disease spread and harm overall public health.
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    Height over the net - 4.5 tennis

    I think that Cole was faulting often on first serves aimed at the bh, so he reverted to his more consistent shot which was a slice serve to the forehand. Not sure about Mark.
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    Considering switch to two handed backhand

    The one hand drive and 2hbh put wear and tear on the body in different ways. I switched back to a 2hbh to take stress off of an injured shoulder and to do a bit to balance out torso rotation, as the 2hbh requires more torso rotation to hit properly as compared to the 1hbh drive. In general, I...
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    Height over the net - 4.5 tennis

    Cole showed he felt more confident trying to hit winners off the bh side than the fh. His forehand was mostly a defensive shot, but with enough pace and spin to not be attackable unless he was dropping it very short. However, he hit a number of backhands in the net in that second set game he...
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    Height over the net - 4.5 tennis

    I agree. Cole (the college player) may have started serving mostly to Mark's fh because early in that set, Cole was faulting when targeting the bh on his 1st serve.
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    Height over the net - 4.5 tennis

    The second part of the match has been posted. To me, more interesting than the net clearance is the preferential serving to the forehands on almost all first serves. Was this good strategy on both players' parts?
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    How to slide on hard court?

    I agree with you that All-Stars are probably not optimal tennis shoes, as the lack of traction probably means slower starting and stopping. And I believe they are heavier than the minimal structure suggests. However, since TTMR wants to slide, it might be a good shoe for that practice. My feet...
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    Tennis "plateau" A level you reach and never improve.

    For the more serious adult recreational players, age and financial responsibilities explain a lot of the plateau. Many less serious adult players are just playing for the competition and have ingrained technique problems which they won't deal with, because to improve they'd have to actually...
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    Height over the net - 4.5 tennis

    The match play video shows that the high net clearance balls were the exception rather than the rule. The play looks better than most 4.5 matches I've seen, but then that makes sense given that it is probably more accurately a match between a 5.5 and a 5.0.
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    Height over the net - 4.5 tennis

    First of all, you've picked Nadal, who is one of the heaviest topspin hitting players on tour, targeting Federer's backhand with high kicking balls. Second, I don't consider any of Federer's shots on that video to be particularly high net clearance. The Ultimate Tennis Showdown videos show a...
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    Height over the net - 4.5 tennis

    No it isn't. This is about a video showing a college player (so assume 5.0+ equivalent NTRP) playing a good adult player who is said to be rated a 4.5, and most consider him high 4.5. Early in the match the players are testing each other with high net clearance rally balls. It was asked if that...
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    UTR score updates -- logic behind data pulls and timing?

    Has the UTR of adult rec players been plummeting given the impossibility of playing official matches in much of the world?
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