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  1. davced1

    Outpush the pusher by making each point a mini game of "how many times can we hit the ball over the net"

    I will try a new mental approach to beat the pusher. If I make a mini game out of each point and count the number of times the ball passes the net it should keep me motivated to move my feet and don't lose my patience. Anyone tried this?
  2. davced1

    Laver Cup, exhibition or not?

    We need to clarify this once and for all, is it an exhibition? Cast your vote.
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    Santoros forehand as model for backhand?

    I know Santoro is right-handed and this is his forehand. But what if he was a lefty? Then this would be his backhand! His left hand on top of the handle. Has anybody tried this for their backhand or know any pro that use this unorthodox grip? For comparison he has a normal backhand.
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    Advice for keeping the intensity level up.

    We have all been there. You are up 5-0 in the 1st set. You play with good intensity cruising away and you can't miss. Then a piece of you says I've got this and suddenly you drop your intensity and become lazy. Maybe play a lose service game because there are so many chances anyway right...
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    Estimated NTRP level of W60 world no 137?

    I am a male 36 years old amateur. I made it all the way to the final of my clubs outdoor B singles championships and I played the world no 137 W60 player and no 1 in Sweden. I won 1st set lost the 2nd and the match was decided in a match tiebreak which I lost. What could her NTRP level be? Just...
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    Is tourna grip original supposed to be soaking wet for best performance?

    I have played with tourna grip for some time and sometimes I feel the grip is good and other times it feels like I have no grip at all. Today was one of the latter days. I was sweating much on the forehead so I tried to wipe some sweat from there and thoroughly soak the tourna grip. To my...
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    Too light racquet caused back pain?

    I usually play with a racquet that is aboiut 340 g but today I tried out a lighter racquet at 300 g. I normally don't have any major back issues but today after 2 h of play my back got really sore. I didn't feel anything when I was playing, the pain came after. Is it possible that the lighter...
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    It's time for drop shot serves on clay!

    I know this has been up for discussion many times in different threads but I think it needs a thread for proper discussion. The return positions on clay are getting more and more extreme for every year now. Nadal and Thiem standing 5 meters behind the baseline to return and doing so with...
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    It's time for drop shot serves on clay!

    I know this has been up for discussion many times in different threads but I think it needs a thread for proper discussion. The return positions on clay are getting more and more extreme for every year now. Nadal and Thiem standing 5 meters behind the baseline to return and doing so with...
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    When your opponent makes an out call before the ball has landed

    I played a match recently and my opponent made a loud out call way before the ball even touched the ground. The ball was pretty close to the line so I made him aware that he made the call before the ball landed and asked him if he was sure the ball was out. He was doubtful so I asked him if he...
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    No ad scoring system is very flawed

    I play group league matches and because the matches last only 50 minutes we use no ad scoring to speed up the sets. I never liked it and yesterday it became apparent why. The rule of thumb in tennis scoring is to always win by two, in games, sets, and tie-breaks but with no ad everything...
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    Need help closing out set's, ANY advice appreciated!

    I have developed a real bad habit of being in control of sets but just can't get over the finish line and then end up losing the set often with comfortable leads, very frustrating. Todays group league match followed the same pattern as usual. I was up a break 4-2 with 4 more break points for a...
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    Wimbledon or The Championships?

    Inspired by the French Open or Roland Garros thread. What do you prefer, Wimbledon or The Championships. Personally I prefer Wimbledon, The Championships is just a bit too cocky and arrogant. Just realised both are in the logo so it's not necesarilly either of them, oh well.
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    Two losers in a tennis match beaten by time in league play.

    So I played this match today in my group league at my club. Last game of the season. At stake for both players, promotion to group 6 (out of 9). The rules are simple. Six players in each group, two are promoted and two are relegated. Won set equals 3 points, having the lead in unfinished set by...
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    One handed backhand low take back vs. high take back

    I am an amateur player probably around 4 nrtp rating. I always had a decent slice but a terrible one hander top spin stroke. Obviously I tried to replicate the best one handers of today, Wawrinka etc. but I never really got it. I had trouble timing the ball and was very inconsistent. Then it...
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    I want to see Serena in the ATP. Who is with me?

    I think Serena has proven that she is too good for the WTA. It would be very interesting to see how she would do against some real opposition, both for us and for her. Time to play some ATP tennis for Serena?
  17. davced1

    Why don't we see more underhand serves like this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3JsfD22wHQ I think this could be very effectice if used wisely. For example Nadal was standing 5 m behind the baseline on average to return against Federer in Rome today. How would he return a serve like this? Any thoughts, why is it so rarely used?
  18. davced1

    Who is the queen of pushers?

    Like the title says, who is best at pushing.
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    Dimitrov to train in Stockholm

    Grigor Dimitrov will move to Stockholm and train in the academy "Good To Great" run by Magnus Norman, Nicklas Kulti och Mikael Tillström. I think this is great news and it may be the start of something good not only for Dimitrov but for Swedish tennis too...
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    Forehand slice - the most underrated shot in tennis?

    I played last night and realised that my forehand slice is much better and more consistent than my backhand slice. For me it's the shot that feels most natural and I can do it without any effort it seems. I can place it wherever I want and almost never miss it. But you seldom see pros use it...
  21. davced1

    Will 2012 be Tsongas year?

    Yeah I know he is 26 and has been around for a while but I am really impressed with Tsongas progress this year. He has got the game to beat the best so what do you think? Does he have the potential to win a slam?
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