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    Argument at the Courts.

    Definitely a big NO to music on the court. Doesn't matter that they are public courts. It's still a game of peace, quiet and respect. Yes the guy should have been nicer about it. But the fact that you still plan to bring music on the courts despite all the feedback here makes clear that...
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    Bay Area Coach Recommendations for a 3.5

    I was going to recommend joining this, the old SFTC, so you kind of answered your own question. It's a fantastic facility. Yes, you can find 3.5 partners by hanging out at GGP, joining a community tennis association near your neighborhood, placing Craig's List ads, etc. But, at the end of...
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    Pros and sunglasses

    Agree that it is baffling. I once had the opportunity to ask Brad Gilbert about sunglasses specifically. He said that most don't bother because of the hassle involved in constant fogging and sweating on the glasses. Of course I thought that this should be a great reason for Rafa TO wear...
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    What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

    Enjoying No Words by Erik Hassle and thinking it's a good candidate for summer smash hit of 2015.
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    College VS club level player

    Good article but it gets more humbling - a D1 woman at a top school will also destroy most of the best club weekend warriors!
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    Best Tennis Ball for Durability/longest lasting

    This, this, this! :cool:
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    Does DEAD tennis balls hard to control ?

    The other problem I remembered last week is that even slightly used (not dead at all) balls don't have nearly as much bounce when they have been outside of the can for a week or two. I made the mistake of hitting some serves with some slightly used balls and felt it in my shoulder for the next...
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    Small Joys of New York City

    All the sights, from Liberty to Central Park, are rather interesting by themselves. But, alas, they are all ultimately fatally tainted by one tremendous problem - there are too many New Yorkers in the area.
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    Do Americans have a 'Sunday Roast'?

    Yes, we have Sunday roast. It typically occurs during football season, when whatever team has the privilege of playing the Oakland Raiders roasts those sorry losers and eats very well!
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    What you say is true, but your (apparent?) surprise with these conclusions suggests you may not quite understand the power of the Apple fanboy force. The Apple nuts do not care if the iwatch becomes antiquated in 3 months, let alone 3 years. If Apple farted in a pretty can and offered it...
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    Dudi Sela becomes the second player to win 17

    Says a lot about heart and technique when such a small guy can have such a long playing career. Congrats to him.
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    man set to be first to undergo the world's first full HEAD transplant

    Dummy should have just used lots of coconut oil and avoided vaccines!
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    No celebrities at Murray's wedding

    Perfectly understandable that he wouldn't want any big name players there to upstage him. So the only ones in attendance will be those against whom Murray has a winning record. In other words, top 100 not invited!
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    Schizophrenia And Spiritual Experiences: Is There a Link?

    You're giving him way too much credit. Just because someone is a chiropractor or the physical therapist doesn't make him a conspiracy freak. Gut is way off the deep end. It's beyond holistic treatments and to billion dollar coverups, the Jews bringing down Malaysian airliners and other...
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    The Obama frame!

    Not really - he basically defaced the historic White House tennis court, turning it in a basketball court. WPOTUSFTOAT: Worst President of the US for tennis of all time.
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    Tennis Courts

    I'm with the others on this question. It would be great to play on nice clay courts. But, it's a huge investment in time, not just money, to keep them in decent condition. Probably too much to ask of a small club in a small town. At $60/mo. in dues, you are fortunate that they are...
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    What's wrong with Dimitrov?

    Too much baby, not enough Fed.
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    It's officially time for a CiCi Bellis thread CiCi turning 16 next month so she's kind of in between.
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    It's officially time for a CiCi Bellis thread

    3rd round result should get her to about 175 in the world. Still limited in the number of events she plays due to age eligibility rules, but top 100 by end of year seems possible barring injury. I wouldn't bank on CiCi getting that much taller. Her parents are both pretty average height...
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    Popular weed killer deemed probable carcinogen by UN

    What it means is that Gut is still spamming us daily with old news, fringe media hysteria, conspiracy theories and related nonsense.
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    Smart Phone + Magnets = THIS

    Are smart phones responsible for the fallen Malaysian jets? Or for global warming/cooling/whatever? Or both?
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    "Spock out": R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

    A much more important topic to stuff my social media feeds than that darn dress!
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    Has anybody here entered into a trance state here?

    There's a certain GIF floating around here that is definitely trance-inducing!
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    Vertical Farming .. any good ?

    As is the case in pretty much every state or province of every country. However, you are not a card-carrying tool of the left if you don't spend hours every day thinking of new ways to save the planet (even if those ways are completely useless and don't save anything). Please, start...
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    Vertical Farming .. any good ?

    Guys, where are we on this important project? I'm trying to save the planet and you guys are still sitting on your hands? Let's get going, all these corporations and whatever are not going to help create GDP, jobs and wealth. Heck, the useless Republicans can't even find work for ISIS so...
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    Roger Federer says sorry to angry fans over 'bleed blue' photos

    Could be Dunlops. Super hard - protection is necessary!
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    lol USA today wrote about my letter to Federer

    The OP has actually done us all a huge favor. By correlating tennis loyalty with religious, ethnic and nationalistic hate, we can finally get some clarity about why people like the players they do. I often suspected that you Nadalnuts were all about suppressing the Basque and other...
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    lol USA today wrote about my letter to Federer

    It's very reassuring that OP probably has a like minded friend or relative who controls a red button for launching nukes at India. If we can have WWIII breaking out over cartoons, why not have it go nuclear because of Fed's sacrilegious clothing blunder!
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    Petkovic throws Racquet at Line Judge....

    Is it wrong to like her even more because of this fire lol?!
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    lol USA today wrote about my letter to Federer

    Lol, beyond epic. OP, this is what is known as intentional satire. Your letter was unintentional satire. It's STILL hard to believe that you were serious!