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    Break from tennis. What to do in the mean time?

    Title explains it. Thinking about a pause from the game. What should I do to keep up mentally, if anything (I've got working out covered, hopefully.)?
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    My Forehand

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRhpxcTIVyc
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    Drills for depth?

    I hit a SW forehand and a Continental/Eastern backhand. I'm comfortable with the depth on my forehand, which I with a lot of spin, but I think my backhand-which I hit flat and about a foot or less over the net- could use more depth. What could I focus on so that I can get more consistent depth...
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    Posture when playing?

    I just had a revelation tonight. I realized that my play sometimes suffers because I have very tense shoulders (which may have resulted from years and years of bad posture). Now I'm trying to correct my posture but I have this question: Will hunching over when you play have a negative...
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    Do DIII schools really play no-ad and third set super tiebreaks?

    I heard this from somewhere, googled it and found nothing. Input from current DIII players or those who've played against DIII schools would be nice.
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    How much of a time commitment is D-2?

    I've heard that D-1 is a pretty huge commitment and that D-3 isn't so extreme, but where does D-2 lie? Is it in the middle somewhere or is it more like D-3? On average?
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    College recruiting advice?

    So I'm a junior in high school and I've decided that after my fall season playing high school (bring in the trolls), I wanna aim for a college career. Pretty late decision eh? But yeah. I currently have no USTA experience but I'm planning to play some tournies in the summer. That being said...
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    Recognizing hand-dominance, shouldn't this be easy?

    I was talking with my friend the other day about recognizing what your opponent's dominant hand is and he said that it would take a while for him to notice if his opponent was a lefty or not... Shouldn't you be able to tell your opponent's hand dominance right away? I mean seriously, it's...
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    Umm, help?

    I've noticed that for awhile, whenever I make a certain kind of motion with my left arm, a lawnmower pulling kind of motion to be exact, I hear this "cracking sound" coming from my left shoulder... While it does not induce any pain at all (except after a long tennis day with lots of serving...
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    Instructor's question...

    Note: I underlined all of the yous to emphasize the fact that I'd like to know what you would do in that situation, not me, you... If you, for example, take a lesson from an instructor and you have something in your mind that you want to work on, (i.e., serving, backhand, volleys) but the...
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    How to play a lot of different people...

    Let's say you're a junior tennis player... You're pretty good, but you've never played a tournament in your life and are unable to... Next year, you become a freshman, and you want to get a good spot and not play sucky JV people that only just started playing (no offense guys:):))... Thing...
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    Daylight Saving Time

    My dad told me to set the clock forward by an hour... If DST isn't cancelled (like they say in Wikipedia...:wink:), then all of us (at least in the U.S.) should have an extra hour to hit in the afternoon...
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    Who's fault?

    I remember numerous matches in which when I'm up at the net in dubs, on a second serve, my partner gives a serve that can hardly be called a topspin serve, there's virtually no pace at all, no high-bounce, and no consistency... Whenever he hits these out-wide to the deuce-side, I get passed...
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    Is string-breaking an inherent ability?

    I've noticed that out of the group of my tennis friends, pretty much only one of us is a real stringbreaker... I wonder why that is...
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    Oh, Canada!!!

    I got back to my house about 1 1/2 hours ago... Guess what, I went to Canada today!!!!!!! (Along with every other kid that's in the 8th grade band) I forgot the exact name of the event we were doing but it was in Burnaby... Overall, we got Gold from two judges... It was pretty embarrassing...
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    Underpowered forehand...

    I feel that my forehand is pretty underpowered when compared to the other guys, but not necessarily worse than them. My stronger arm being my right arm may have something to do with this (though it's great for backhands)... To correct this imbalance, I'm trying to use a lot of Nadal-like...
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    A person's height is determined by...

    Does the diet of a person/eating habits have any role whatsoever in how tall they will be? Or is it mostly/all genetics?
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    Could a top ranked junior easily make Varsity in their Freshman year?

    Someone around Top 20 in their section... My guess is duh!, but I'd like more opinions...
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    Post random theme music...

    Really really bored right now, nothing else to do, it's raining... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqnaIaZ-D6g&NR=1
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    Importance of tie-off holes...

    How important is it for the stringer to tie the string off at the correct holes? For example, on my racquet, the stringer appears to have missed a tie-off by one hole, the tie-off at the top should be one more hole over to the right...
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    Cardio workouts...

    Help me complete the below statement... I should not do cardio workouts after __ PM...
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    Well, I'm getting my racquets strung right now...

    Dropped 'em off at the stringer's tonight. I'm getting Luxilon Big Banger Ace on the mains and Prince Syn. w/Duraflex on the crosses. Both at 58 lbs on my nSix-Twos... Picking them up tomorrow... $20 for both stringjobs, so $40 total...
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    Question about grommets/bumperguard...

    Just wondering, I have stringless racquet right now and I'm thinking about putting some tape under the bumperguard, question is... Can you take grommets/bumperguard out, then reinsert it like nothing really happened?
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    Abbreviated serve vs. Short backswing

    What's the difference (if any) between an abbreviated serve and a serve with a short takeback?
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    Black ink Wilson stencil?

    Are there any Wilson touring pros that have a black "W" instead of a red?
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    Dunlop McEnroe Gold...

    I saw a girl that had a racquet that was called this and she said that her dad told her he played with it in highschool... Anyone have any info?
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    Olive oil:Will it damage strings and/or grommets?

    I ask this because I've been using it to polish my sticks whenever they get dirty (yes, I'm a total racquet freak n00b...) and I usually also get it on the outside part of the strings and the grommets... So, does it?
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    Kei Nishikori...

    Am now watching him play against Querrey, noticed he had what looked like a KTour... Paintjob or the real thing? I did read an article on the Wilson site about how he signed with them a few months ago...
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    Best thing to ever happen...

    Right now, if you thought of a certain racquet and then suddenly, a stack of five of them appeared in your hands, which racquet would it be? An old school classic? More of the same? One of the newer models? Maybe even an older woodie?
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    Serve Weapon?

    What are the serving weapons of the people on the board? For me, it is a slice serve, especially out wide to the ad-court since I'm a lefty...:wink:
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