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    Do you rotate your rackets?

    I have 3 rackets all strung the same. I'll play with one until it needs restringing and then I'll go to the next one. Reminds me I need to get some more gut.
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    Surge of beginner adult players!

    In our early start leagues here in Atlanta both 18+ and 40+ had fewer teams than normal across the board it looked like. I guess people decided not to play with everything going on.
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    Hard Court Color ... do you have a preference?

    I'm not sure why really. Maybe because I grew playing on green with red surround. Just seemed off. I think our opponents were mixed up as well. I think they were use to calling a ball out if it landed in the red. Some really bad calls out there last weekend.
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    Hard Court Color ... do you have a preference?

    We played on some courts this past weekend that were red with green surround. I was not a fan. I prefer the blue court with green surround.
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    2021 USTA League Official Thread.

    We've been playing since June. Both our 18+ and 40+ are entering playoffs. Been kind of a pain to have both going concurrently. But at least we're out there playing.
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    Atlanta players, I need your opinion

    Wow, just saw what you said is correct. The City of Atlanta has taken over Bitsy.
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    Ratings in 2021

    Again, these ESL down here can screw things up that other Sections don't have to worry about.
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    Ratings in 2021

    I'm playing 40+ and 18+ right now, both are advancing leagues for 2021. So there isn't any more tanking going on that doesn't normally take place. The people that are saying it's already been decided in their Section that ratings will be frozen. Does that mean that all matches played this...
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    Ratings in 2021

    The problem is that other areas have played many matches that could count. We had the end of our 40+ Spring league plus we'll have 18+ Summer and 40+ Fall. There will also be a few matches that would count for our 18+ Winter season. I think it'll have to be an agreement across the country. I...
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: KSwiss Hypercourt Express 2

    Tennis experience/background: Playing tennis since I was 10 years old. Took a substantial break later in life. I'm now a high 4.0 player who mostly plays doubles. I play about 2-3 times a week if I'm lucky. Was coming back from an injury so I didn't get as much playtest time in as I would...
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    Has USTA ever asked somebody to appeal down?

    It's much more likely matches will count but as someone said they might skip publishing ratings this year. It's got to be a nation wide decision I'd think. I don't see how one Section could decide to bump people while another doesn't do anything. I just hope we hear something soon instead of...
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    Has USTA ever asked somebody to appeal down?

    Interesting. Would this be for everybody or would each Section decide what they want to do? We are about to start our 18+ and 40+ season in a few weeks. Would love to be able to tell everyone that while these matches will count towards qualifying for State, they will not count towards your...
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    Has USTA ever asked somebody to appeal down?

    How do you know ratings are frozen this year? Has there been a release from USTA that I missed?
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    Is your local USTA league having you sign a waiver ?

    We haven't been asked to sign anything down here in Southern/Georgia/Atlanta.
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    First official league match back

    We had our first 40+ match back yesterday. Definitely saw lots of rust our there from most. We had a line that won the first set 6-2, up 5-0 in second. They lost the second set 6-7 and then lost super tie breaker 8-10. I'd say nerves were part of it. The other team was a good team though. I...
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    New to Atlanta: Can we play tennis yet?

    For the most part, yes. Tennis is back in Atlanta but it really depends on the tennis center/club/neighborhood. Sharon Lester Tennis Center should be near you. Maybe ride up there and see what you can find out about any USTA or ALTA leagues. I believe they usually have lots of options. Here...
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    State cancelled for us...

    USTA Atlanta plans to resume the 2020 Spring 40+ on June 7th. We had two matches left and there will be 2 rounds in the playoffs. They have given everyone the choice to play or to pull out with no penalty. We have a large team and I know many would like to play while I know others will not...
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    State cancelled for us...

    They just canceled all GA State USTA Championships for 2020 leagues. They still plan to finish league play but I don’t see the point especially if matches will count towards ratings. If I were captain I wouldn’t risk my top players in marches that mean nothing. Now if a team wasn’t in contention...
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    Update from Southern...

    No, no hesitation in signing up for our 2021 leagues. Both 18+ and 40+ plan to start in July. I created an 18+ team today and have had several people register for it. I have not heard any word on what they plan to do with any 2020 league that was stopped short or never began. I'm not sure why...
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    Update from Southern...

    We heard officially today that leagues will be starting back up for the 2021 season down here in Atlanta. It appears our seasons will overlap. 18+ Summer will start July 5th (Sundays at 4:00 pm) and 40+ Fall will start July 18th (Saturdays at 9:00 am). No word yet on continuing any of the...
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    Last match you played?

    Last match was a doubles match on March 8th, won 7-6 6-1. Just coming back from an injury but felt pretty good. That was our 5th match of the 40+ Spring season and the team was 5-0. No word yet on what they plan to do with continuing the season. At least my injury has fully healed. ALTA starts...
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    Atlanta players, I need your opinion

    Afraid I have no info about them.
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    State and Sectional Survey email

    What I'm wondering is if they don't choose to finish the season (2 matches left) and go straight to playoffs, how they will handle eligible players. I only had one match in and would have played in at least one of the last two. There were a couple of guys that had not played at all but would...
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    State and Sectional Survey email

    For leagues that haven't completed I believe they are talking about taking the top teams and having a playoff, forgoing the remainder of their season. Then attending a state/sectional championship. Kind of sucks for teams that aren't in contention though since their season will not continue...
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    ALTA SHOULD CANCEL OR NOT?

    We are A-4. Play out of a subdivision (Camden Pointe) in Acworth.
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    ALTA SHOULD CANCEL OR NOT?

    I’m not normally when I go out and play tennis. Was fun this morning. I don’t think the team we are supposed to play next week is going to want to play. Might see if we can find another team in our division that would want to if they already aren’t playing.
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    ALTA SHOULD CANCEL OR NOT?

    Looks like we are going to unofficially play the season if both teams agree to it each week. Of course results won't count but at least it'll keep people playing tennis.
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    USTA National suspends sanctioned activities through 4/20

    The problem is if people play anyway, they aren't going to be official results. I don't see how results can stick if things do resume on April 20th. A losing team could protest/appeal saying the matches need to be replayed. Now people could continue to play for fun. We are doing that in our...
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    USTA National suspends sanctioned activities through 4/20

    Well technically USTA National didn't cancel anything. They suspended events in hopes that they might be rescheduled. At least that's what I hope if things start looking better by April 20th. We'll be able to finish our season and hopefully qualify for State in June. Of course if things...
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    USTA New England cancels all activities through March 31; other regions too?

    Looks like USTA National just suspended everything through 4/20. I'm guessing that over rules anything a State or Section had already put out?
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