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    How to find matches?

    Just started trying to get back into tennis (Which I've been saying in nearly every post I've made since I started posting again yesterday... maybe in a few days I'll stop advertising how much of a noob I am) and I was curious -- how do you guys find people to play with in your area? I know...
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    Minimalist footwear?

    I've been trying to get back into tennis the past couple days. I recently picked up some new athletic shoes and it was sunny out and I was bored. My question is this: How do you guys feel about minimalist footwear? My recent purchase was a pair of Nike Free 5.0s (They're so comfy! Like wearing...
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    Diablo Tour vs EXO3 Graphite

    Has anyone tried both? Currently use the Tour 93. But the EXO3 looked so pretty, I was thinking it might be worth a demo if I can't find some people to play with some time soon. EDIT: And while I'm at it, anyone have any comments on the construction quality of the RQiS1 Light? I mean, if I...
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    How to hit harder serves (Consistently)

    Well, I've been gone for like, 2 years. I thought it'd be fun to get my game back into form -- primarily because I ended up at a tennis store and finding a shiny new racquet I liked, but the odds of actually getting it being what they are, we'll say it was for no reason. Anyways, I went out...
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    Wooden Stringing Tool? (Request)

    A couple years ago (I guess... it wasn't that important to me at the time, and even now it's just an impulse request) a poster found a page in a newspaper or pulp from back in the day (I'd guess between the 40s and the 60s) detailing the production of a wooden stringing tool, which would stretch...
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    If Nadal makes it to the final...

    And loses (or wins, but I don't think he'll have the energy) then I need to know: assuming no 'walkover' shenanigans, would you say in that case (regardless of your opinion on likelihood) that Nadal's making it there was not a fluke? It bothered me last year that everyone was picking through...
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    Stable, Control-Oriented...

    Recently, I have been using my Diablo Tour Mid with plenty of enjoyment. I like my groundstrokes (actually, I've been undergoing a pretty massive, by comparison, change in my tactics, and somewhat in my ground game.. still, enjoying it) I have never served better, and my returns are not always...
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    A Question on Headsizes

    I'm curious what everyone here thinks on this question: If there were a frame with all the stability advantages of a Mid frame, except with a (for instance) 105 or 110 headsize, would you consider it worth trying? I know that there are a lot of people out there who don't like the concept of...
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    Breathing on the Serve -- Am I just crazy?

    I was playing a match on monday, and was playing rather well -- Naturally, I was freaking out. As a general rule, I tend not to do well in matches. I was trying to breath at all, and it was rather hard. I tried something weird, trying to get more comfortable: I breathed in rhythm with my...
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    Icy Hot During High School Matches -- Allowed?

    I have been, for quite some time, getting back pains from serving too much or too hard, and the problem hasn't gone away now that I'm playing a match or two a week. The pain goes away with a massage (I really dislike them... I'm slightly ticklish. :p) or Icy Hot, as far as I have experienced. My...
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    Two odd things I happened to notice today (related to tennis technique)

    As hinted by the title, I chose to get straight to the point on these two things: 1) It's odd, but I found that as much as people say to keep your eyes on the ball at contact, I didn't feel like the action itself helped me at all -- I tried it earlier. What it did do, which was similar, was...
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    Interesting Service Return Experience

    Having played a practice match a day for the past week, I've gotten to return a lot of serves, and I've come to a (in my mind) interesting conclusion. Service returns are arguably my favorite shot right now. I'd always thought of 'blocking' a serve back as a defensive, floating kind of return...
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    Agressiveness of a first serve?

    I have a mediocre serve. I used to think it was absolutely terrible... however, the percentage is up (averages about 50%, I guess... anywhere between 95 and 20 depending on the particular minute) and I discovered today that as inaccurate and seemingly paceless as it is, people can rarely just...
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    Kneissl Star Stencil?

    Let me start by clarifying that I don't use a Kneissl racquet. There are a few of their frames I'd really like to try out (Their entire current line, actually, as well as a few oldies...) but I really like their logo. I'm curious, is there a stencil available for Kneissl sponsored players or...
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    Mental Game -- Questions

    I was playing a practice match today (I'm an incorrigible headcase, but my 'W' column is finally starting to have a population... I think it's about 7 now, including the practice match today) against one of the other guys trying out for the tennis team. Technically, it was two sets (one 8-game...
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    Pacific Supreme Replacement Grips - Blue *Review*

    Before I say anything, let me say this. I had a very odd experience today with my grip, in that it seems my hands sweated excessively (for me, at least... I think it was a normal amount for the average player). I can't explain this. However, it did provide me with some insight. --- Comfort: I...
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    FS/T - L5 Babolat APC+ 9/10 quality, L3 DNX10 MP 8/10

    9-9.5 quality, L5 Babolat Aeropro Control+What You Can Expect: Prince Tournament Nylon, strung at 62#. There is very little scraping, but there is a little at the 12 o'clock area, and on the grommet strip. Photos can be supplied on relatively short notice. What I Want: In truth, I want a L4...
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    Odd price question

    I was putting together an order this evening, before I try to con my parents into buying the stuff for me, but that's irrelevant. I added TW's Pacific Supreme Replacement Grips Blue to my shopping cart, and though the price on the item's page says it's only $4 ($3.99), my Cart page lists it as...
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    Heat Shrink Wrap?

    What, in the opinion of this board, is the likelihood my local (well stocked, hence not especially local) 'Pro Shop' can install a Heat Shrink to my Prince racquet (hence, no pallet system)? I thought about buying one off of TW, and if the chances are low (and they say they can't, when I call...
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    The Qualities of a Racquet, Their Causes, and What You (Probably) Need

    Because I don't have a set format, I'll start where all good arguments should start: My premises. I make a few very basic assumptions that I won't explain, such as that racquets exist, etc etc. However, here are the important premises: That all the qualities of a racquet can be determined by...
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    Controlled Swingspeed on Groundstrokes

    Today, I come out here trying to clarify some premises on which I base my racquet customization arguments. In my opinion, however, the examination of one's premises is as, or more, important than making the argument itself, so I need to ask everyone else here, instead of just myself, I realized...
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    Prince Diablo Tour Mid Review

    Well, I 'dusted off' my Diablo Tour (93) and got it strung up (Prince Original Duraflex 16, 55-odd lbs) last week, with the intention of picking it up from the club I had it strung at-- The club's more reliable than a cheap sporting goods store, and I didn't want to drive half an hour to the pro...
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    Comfortable Replacement Grip?

    I'm looking for a comfortable synthetic replacement grip, because I am having a different racquet restrung, and heat-shrinking it when I get the chance. As it happens, it also has a leather grip on it that I don't want, so the increased size gives me an opportunity *cough excuse cough* to get a...
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    Kneissl White Star Master -- live up to specs?

    Wow... I just read the specs on this thing, which I'd already thought was a real beauty. It sounds like a beast of a racquet, and the kind of beast I would love to own some day. However, I have to ask the question that kills so many racquets: "Was it actually any good?"
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    Spiralspin Serve?

    So, finals started today, which means long waits between the end of the test and the end of the period. I picked through my copy of 'Technical Tennis,' and started reading. In the section on spin, in the very end, it talks about "spiralspin," which will make the ball kick left or right on...
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    Ooooooh, Sharapova said the F-word~

    I figured since it was a big deal when Andy did it, I'd talk about MaSha's cursing too. However much I don't like her as a general rule, I found myself really behind her tonight. Maybe it was because she looked more like an underdog?
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    AeroPro Control+

    Went out for my first hitting session yesterday, with my brand-new APC+. Strung tighter than usual, I was not remotely happy with the 'pingy' sound it made. That's really my fault though. Anyways, thoughts: Groundstrokes- This reminds me why I was looking for a less demanding frame: because I...
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    SW2 applicable?

    Now, I know the theoretical (untested by me, hence theory) benefits that a SW2 setup will have on someone's game: - More consistent pace - More spin - Easier swing I think there are others, but those are the main ones, as I understand it. The question I have is, will this help my game? I...
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    Playing to a Net Player

    Either in singles or doubles, I find that my favorite play against a net player is to play it right to him, with a few variations. For instance, I like to (if my drop shot is on) drop it right in front of them, or loop/slice it just past them. I think the most agressive when I get in this mood...
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    The Tom Stow Tennis Teaching System

    I don't know if this is the right forum, but I figured this is probably the most relevant place. If it's not, then please move it wherever it should go. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of this book? Every time someone brings up Tom Stow, I get more interested, and I know he wrote a...
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