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    Possibly Moving to San Antonio, TX -- Advice?

    Thanks!! That’s super helpful. Is he a one man shop, or does he employ stringers as well? update: I checked out the website, saw that he has a crew of stringers, and a 4500 sq ft store. Awesome!
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    Possibly Moving to San Antonio, TX -- Advice?

    Yeah, didn’t quite know how to respond to that. It really doesn’t matter. I don’t know most of my current tennis buddies political affiliations as it is —just like I don’t know how much money they make or what their net worth is. As long as they don’t hook me on line calls, or push their...
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    Possibly Moving to San Antonio, TX -- Advice?

    I can live with that. In TX, are the gas station pumps on elevated concrete? That’s the way it is in OK where I have family. It rains so heavy so quickly there that it floods and the water rises 6-12” to the raised concrete, but then drains pretty quick too.
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    Possibly Moving to San Antonio, TX -- Advice?

    Thanks! that’s my hope, too. I currently pay $300 per year to play unlimited at a facility here in NorCal. It is just tennis courts and a pro shop. Usually requires a reservation because so many people play there. Day pass for non members is $5, or $5 per 1.5hr blocks (which they never...
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    Possibly Moving to San Antonio, TX -- Advice?

    Good looking out! What about if there are creeks or streams nearby? I imagine it would be the same issue...?
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    Possibly Moving to San Antonio, TX -- Advice?

    thanks for the insight — they have those near the Sacramento River, too. Poles/sticks in the ground with water level markers — if I'm thinking about the right things. when you say flood the road, does that include in through your doorstep too? Or just the road/sidewalks. We’re looking into 2...
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    Possibly Moving to San Antonio, TX -- Advice?

    i inquired to one, “Our Tennis Membership dues are $283 per month and we also have an Initiation Fee which is listed at $1,500 but I can do for $750 through the month of August.” Their facility sounds amazing, but I’ll pass.
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    Possibly Moving to San Antonio, TX -- Advice?

    Yes! The 0% state income tax is also huge. The private clubs look beautiful, but I tend to shy away from facilities that don't show their pricing online. Probably more than I'm willing to spend. If you happen to inquire about membership, please share the details with me :)
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    Possibly Moving to San Antonio, TX -- Advice?

    Yeah, that's what makes TX so appealing. There are a lot of relatively new homes that are incredibly affordable compared to Cali in San Antonio and New Braunfels. The property taxes are higher than Cali, so maybe it ends up being a wash in terms of cost to own, but at least I can afford a 20%...
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    Possibly Moving to San Antonio, TX -- Advice?

    I'm considering moving to San Antonio Q4 2020, or Q1 2021; and planning on visiting in September if it is safe to travel and explore. Tennis is a huge part of my life, and for the most part I can play 5+ days a week year-round here in NorCal (temps ranging from 40's to 100+). Primary motivation...
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    Head Pro Tour 2.0 TK82S L3 4 3/8

    Brand: HEAD Model: Pro Tour 2.0 Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 1 Condition: 9.0/10 Specific Time Used: 3 weeks General Description: Racket was purchased and used as part of a playtest/product review over the course of about 3 weeks. Currently strung with Genesis Hex-something Power. Original pallets...
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    FS: Head Pro Tour 2.0 TK82S L3

    Racket still available. Not interested in trades, but thank you!
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    FS: Head Pro Tour 2.0 TK82S L3

    Brand: HEAD Model: Pro Tour 2.0 Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 1 Condition: 9.0/10 Specific Time Used: 3 weeks General Description: Racket was purchased and used as part of a playtest/product review over the course of about 3 weeks. Currently strung with Genesis Hex-something Power. Original...
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    FS: 3x Yonex Vcore Duel G 330's L3

    Racket # 1 has been sold.
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    FS: Prince Phantom Pro 100X 305 L2

    Racket has been sold. thx
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    FS: Prince Phantom Pro 100X 305 L2

    tem Description (Brand/Model/Year): 2020 Prince Phantom Pro 100x 305 Grip Size / Size: 4 1/4 Quantity: 1 Head Size (if a racquet): 100 Condition (x out of 10): 8/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 4 weeks *General Description (including any cosmetic...
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    FS: 3x Yonex Vcore Duel G 330's L3

    Will consider trades also. Shipping USPS Priority mail *
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    FS: 3x Yonex Vcore Duel G 330's L3

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Yonex Vcore Duel G 330 Grip Size / Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 3 Head Size (if a racquet): 97 Condition (x out of 10): 5.5/10, 6/10, and 6.5-7/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 2 years *General Description (including any...
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    USTA NorCal "Facility Use Fee"?

    Fair point. And there's no rule that says ANY clubs or organizations have to participate in USTA leagues. They have a sovereign right to run their business as they see fit. Personally I believe its a systemic issue with a given club and they're (the management/directors) blaming league...
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    USTA NorCal "Facility Use Fee"?

    They could also just form a luxury league with a higher registration fee for these private clubs. Let the members of those clubs pay a premium and all league matches are held against other private club USTA teams AT their private clubs. They would never have to set foot in a public park or...
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    How much are your USTA fees?

    It is supposed to go into effect during 18+ mixed season and 55+ season, I believe. At this point USTA National is about the only chance we have of getting it revoked (in addition to the support of over 2k folks who have signed the petition & the club chains who have publicly issued statements...
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    How much are your USTA fees?

    Thanks for sharing. You're definitely lucky if you get to play in every match, every season, and your average cost per match is around $10-$15. You're right about folks who would have to play indoors, but this is NorCal where we don't need indoor facilities, don't pay for them, and pay a...
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    USTA NorCal "Facility Use Fee"?

    Same website, but link to the documentation showing a history of failed attempts until they finally had a majority on board, excluded everyone from the meeting who would oppose it, and passed it anyway. Look up the websites for the clubs these supporters are from. These clubs are the exception...
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    How much are your USTA fees?

    What part of the country are you from? :)
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    Sign the Petition to Stop NorCal’s “Facility Use Fee”

    Exactly. What’s to say the total cost is not $75 the following year, and $100 the next? Furthermore, if it happens in NorCal what's to say it won't be rolled out nationwide at some future point in time?
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    How much are your USTA fees?

    This is a poll in reaction to USTA NorCal’s arbitrary ruling to increase league registration by $25 to $54 from $29 per season due to a “facility use fee” in addition to what members & guests already pay to use courts for league matches. Keep in mind folks, this may affect you down the road...
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    Help me make a choice -- Heavy frame, or more modern mold?

    The Strike is pretty awesome, but I actually feel like I l don’t serve as big. IMO the Yonex serves bigger w/less effort, and is still accurate. You’re totally right regarding outcome. If I lose a match it comes down to decision making/shot selection/thinking (or lack thereof). Thinking out...
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    Help me make a choice -- Heavy frame, or more modern mold?

    Thanks for the insight. I’ll definitely demo one in the coming weeks. :)
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    Help me make a choice -- Heavy frame, or more modern mold?

    I actually have one of these, and the new 97P as well. Stock form it is very plush and easy to use. I just worry about blowing through strings since it’s 100 16x18. Two of my hitting partners have switched to it (one from a PDT, the other from the RF 97). I very well may slap a leather on and...
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    Help me make a choice -- Heavy frame, or more modern mold?

    I actually haven’t tried the gravities. I’ve strung several of them (pros , tours, and MP’s) but am sooo reluctant to add another frame into the mix. I also have not had much success with their head shape, or rackets with a low flex. — why do you think I’ll like them? (Not trying to shoot you...
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