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    Recipe for a great serve

    to the untrained eye the serve seems to be a very easy motion to replicate ( its simply throwingup the ball and hitting it). Only when u start play that the reality sets in making it the most difficult shot in tennis requiring precise coordination of many smaller moving parts. One of the reasons...
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    Why do I even play tennis

    u can always train and play for money. i know a group of guys that will play for money, whatever u are willing to wager, they will take the bet. They are probably high 4.0 to 5.0's.
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    Need help with serve

    everything looks good until u bring the racket up to hit the ball, seems like instead of hitting on edge, u turn the racket and want to pancake the serve. getting into the proper backscratch position should help with this
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    Can't find my style of playing.

    u have to have both. When the balls are at waist height or higher, crank the two handed. when the balls are low, slice it back. Hard to two hand topsin a ball that the opponents have sliced low.
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    wtb clash 100 grip 41/4

    wtb clash 100 grip 41/4
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    Should you still try to poach if your partner is much stronger than your opponent from the baseline?

    u need to find a new partner, obviously by poaching u are gonna make some mistakes. Even though u may win a a majority of your poaches, your partner is gonna hound you to a point of frustration on the ones you miss.
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    How to improve my serve? Videos from last year until today

    youve got too many hitches. get a nice smooth rhythm. stop all the unnecesaary movements.
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    Why is a kick serve so easy for some people and so hard for others

    i think that if u just started playing and someone teaches u the proper technique for a kick serve then u will catch on pretty quick. For most of us who learn later in life, we usually start by learning the waiter's tray serve since its the easiest one to get u started. once u use it for a...
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    4.5 junkball pusher with a 7:4 winning record

    how many 4.5's have amazing overheads? people argue here as if a 4.5 posses all the amazing shots. Ive seen some of his videos and he's actually a good 4.5. All u have to do is keep the ball in and sooner or later your opponet will make an error.
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    Players who think they are better than they are

    u cannot be a terrible player and be able to sustain a rally with a 5.0. u have to al least have decent strokes which makes your level at least a 4.0 to sustain any rallies.
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    OK, Now the Nonsense Starts in the Parking Lot

    its his spot, not like he fought u for the spot. He'll move when he is ready to move. I dont see what the problem is? just find another spot.
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    Doubles return of serve (avoiding the net player)

    learn to lob. At these levels very few players will have awesome overheads
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    general advice on my game

    honestly, if u play singles, the net game would be the thing i focus on last. You seem to have good height, good athletic ability, forehand stroke looks good, back hand drive is servicable, the backhand slice is where the liability is and that is what i would work on. one advice on volleys is...
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    What level are these players?

    i have seen a player use frying pans and a wooden box to beat 4.0/4.5 level players. Its always fun to this guy hustle people for thousands of dollars.
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    What level are these players?

    we sometimes think that players at a certain level will have certain strokes and gameplay ingrained. well at the rec level, thats not always true. I would say that up to the 4.5 level ( only from my observations of opponents), what u really need is good movement and good defensive skills. ( your...
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    Looking for some doubles tips!

    against that skilled of a baseliner u have to both play the net. i would lob over the father and make the baseliner hit through u . If he is like any other young adult i play he will not be comfortable lobbing back and will try to hit through u.
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    Too much topspin?

    u hit them as u wish . only thing i cant tolerate during warm ups is if people try to hit winners to the corners or intentionally do drop shots.
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    3.5 TTPS

    looks like 3.5 to me. Both guys seem athletic and similar in skill levels. Thats all that really matters in rec play.
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    Footage of myself.

    these were 4.5's? In the couple of minutes that i watched, did not see any type of rallies, net play, etc. I'm not saying htey need to look world class but a 4.5 should be able to construct points alot better and have some aresenals for attack.
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    No pace balls difficult

    who says these player are beginners, its just how they play. i see that alot in league play. That is there weapon, i find most of these players have great defensive skills also.
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    How to handle a weak group?

    u need to find a different group. its not on them its on u to change. Cant make someone play singles if they dont want to. As far as doubles, some people just wants to play with certain partners, i understand that. When i run into these types, i look elswhere. I dont expect them to change.
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    Video of me trying to figure out the kick serve

    thats a nice looking stroke
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    Embarassed and disappointed in miself

    ive seen your videos and it does seem like u have good looking strokes. Problem is that just doenst always translate into wins. This discussion always arises on this forum when people throw out terms like "pusher, junkballer" . When u play someone with unconventonal strokes with lots of spins be...
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    Is the USTA video the best example of a 4.0 player?

    i wondered if people who are arguing the validity of the players ranking has ever played in usta leagues. If u have then u will know that 4.0's come in all colors.
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    Taking on the Sandbaggers

    AT your level lobs are not defensive shots. i like to throw up couple of lobs in any set to test the opponents overheads. At the rec level, players usually have terrible overheads.
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    Tennis Is Not About Winning At All!!!

    but winning sure makes the ride more enjoyable.
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    How many hours to learn kick 2nd serve?

    sometimes no matter how much time and effort u put into it u may never get it. especially if u started playing later in life. Go to any playground or tennis courts and see hoe many have a good looking kick serve and these players may have played for decades.
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    More Amateur Tennis [1080p 60fps]

    great match to watch. u got skills
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    Considering used lobster 401

    machine will help with overheads and volleys. At least it did for me.