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    How the heck did Mari Osaka get a WC into Miami Open?

    No. They are Japanese nationals. Ask them. Not one cent of USTA monies went into their game development. They worked with too teir Japanese coaches and now are paying the motherland back by playing under her flag. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Swinging with lower able players

    Thanks but she’s not starting out I’m 6’5 she’s 5’2 and we have different needs on a rally ball. I just like to play together. If it’s not in a strike zone she doesn’t chase it down. So I have to rally the perfect ball which is it’s own challenge and chase down a lot. Sent from my iPhone...
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    Tall People Only

    Believe it or not. I have a ladder. I think it would help if I could find a way to rally with one. Like the old football days get off the ground, run through tires , hit someone Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
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    Swinging with lower able players

    Also, I'm going to visit my step mom in Westchester in May. Maybe I can be your 3.0/3.5 buddy for a while. [emoji848] Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
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    Swinging with lower able players

    I've started this with mini tennis. She really enjoys mini. I kind of start with the racket through more of the swing already and then snap it through the last couple of inches. I'm sometimes suprised how well that can work, an how sometimes what feels like a good hit peterw out off the racket...
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    How to find my "singles self"?

    Move to new Orleans. We're of the same ilk. I need a practice partner. I turn 49 this year. I run and cycle but my movement is lopey and slow. I thought spinning for 15 years, but I have no explosion. It tennis was a slow rock climb instead of a sprint, I would be champ. It's not I'm not. Sent...
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    Swinging with lower able players

    I play a lot with people that I’m better than. Not saying much there. I videoed a hit with my wife yesterday, subconsciously I felt like I was taking shorter strokes and accelerating through the ball but many on video were slow bunts. Likely because she does hit fast balls ok, but I have...
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    Tall People Only

    Every time i video myself, it looks slow and awkward. I seem to lope slowly to my contact area. 2 steps instead of 5. My coach wants me to step smaller and I get why. I tried yesterday and my small steps are still larger that the YouTube pros. I’m not the most athletic guy, but I’m not in bad...
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    Few tiny gripes about IW !!!

    I'm under fifty, and hip hop sucks. It's not limited to tennis, go to any sports event, particularly basketball and it's all hip hop but the actual attendees would likely not drop another dime in the jukebox as they don't want to hear no more. Except of course for sir mixalot. Big butts...
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    Few tiny gripes about IW !!!

    It is your style. PC police. Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
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    Who's more likely to win another slam: Roger Federer or Serena Williams ?

    Fixed it for you. 200 by now Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
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    We hate white Swiss Misses? Took twelve posts before the R word came out. Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
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    Official Wilson Clash thread

    my wife plays with a vinyl V1os 104 sqin and I could see she got similar power of the racket when we were hitting harder, the v just gave her more of a drive at lower speeds. When swinging harder, the v gave her more spin, she really had to brush to keep it in and that's not where her game is...
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    Anyone else hate mini-tennis warmups?

    Thomas at felten is just did a video against min tennis and I like his approach to teaching it. The box, the entire box is the target for nice balls. I was taught to stand in the middle of the box and bunt. His version all but can eliminate the bunt and both players are synchronized to what...
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    What is your motivation to play in 2019 ?

    Wrong side jolly. I’d sht myself. In agreement with the opening post about TTPS improving for improving sake but also being in my high four ties and in good shape, my practice options are limited. I’m not quite good enough to drill or play with the younger 3.5s who are trying to get to 4 and...
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    What is the best way...

    For me it’s still chance. I find that when I crack a return back on the bh side, whether ugly or not, I feel like I can play. Like the prior poster said it’s having the confidence in the preparation. I think because I’ve worked so long on the bh side that when I can ground a point to my...
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    When to change rackets

    It was a 3 hour clinic with heavy hit drills with a dubs match set at the end. My arm would not have been that tired. The night before I did legs for The first time in 9,000 years with upper body sprinkled in. I have a lot going against the arm. It wasn't just heavy frame. Sent from my...
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    When to change rackets

    How about another question, does a game noticeably change such that different rackets are important or is it a developed feel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    When to change rackets

    Like many, I started out playing with a racket I bought from academy- the spin power dominator. When the tennis bug bit, and this forum let me know that no one who is serious can play with a $50 racket, I got another racket. This one had specs like it was white, and a picture of the joker on it...
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    Opening the Chest

    I’m in engineer to. I’m the best audience I ever was Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Opening the Chest

    I think it’s from watching the racket and not the hand. The racket lags in all of those YouTube videos not the hand so much. I practiced the wrong thing for two years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Opening the Chest

    Thanks Chas. I’m asking about basic FHs, once I get to serves, I may break the internet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Opening the Chest

    Back in the golf days, there were training aids that tied elbows together. I tried keeping my off hand moving through the swing too like I was carrying a keg and it helped. Lot. The mental problem is that when I whip through I start with the shoulder and inthe swing I feel POWER though my ball...
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    70 percent of all rallies last 1 shot (all levels). Strategy implications?

    NFL published reports showing no link to career concussions to post careerproblems. PTR can publish what they want, it doesn’t make it true. But it could influence your practice. I think the or denegrated live ball rallies have helped my game immensely. Practicing serves and ROS is helping...
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    Opening the Chest

    I think I take the whip too literally. Both my coach and my wife say that I pull my arm through the shot with too open a chest. Watching OZ last night I see that the majority players hands are relatively constant in relation to the shoulder where as mine falls way behind and catches up. I think...
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    Countrymen early rounds

    Is there an intent to make match countrymen or persons in the early rounds to eliminate multiple representation? I’d rather see atomic meet KiKi in a final than first rounds or the perpetual meeting of Taylor Swift and Isner in early rounds. Doesn’t seem as random as all that. Sent from my...
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    No one cares. Don't watch. Sent from my SM-T813 using Tapatalk
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    Poll: What causes Federer's level to jump back up at the start of each season, in recent years?

    Maybe some of us can round up and still get the point. Sent from my SM-T813 using Tapatalk
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    "How To Dominate Any Opponent In Your Tennis Matches".

    What if my opponent also heeds this. What will simultaneous, but opposing domination do? Cancel out or multiply exponentially. The implications are very profound. On the order of "that means an atom in my fingernail could be a whole other universe." Sent from my SM-T813 using Tapatalk
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    Can't close my racquet face at impact

    Where on the ball do you visualize hitting? With a small break in the wrist to help the ball, you're living thru the bane of many a golfer and tennis players. If your lifting the ball instead of swinging through it will lift rather than spin and fly long. Sent from my SM-T813 using Tapatalk