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  1. tarheels2323

    Point me towards a new laptop.

    I've heard that the Macbooks and the Macbooks Pros are getting revisions, and the price point for the entry level Macbook will drop to $999. Just something that I heard. I'm going into my senior year and my Dell is in drastic need of an upgrade, so I'm going with a new MBP when they come out...
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    Anyone see this movie? In my opinion, the critics were harsh; it was a pretty decent move and kept me entertained throughout. However, I did feel that Vincent Ngo, who wrote the script in 1996 (it was passed around Hollywood for about ten years including a pass by Warners) could have done so...
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    Learning to Drive Manual

    Wow. I swore I would never get an automatic car, but that would be pushing it for me. Is it bad enough you can't even hold it with the clutch?
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    Certain Words That Annoy You

    There are definitely certain words that annoy me when spoken aloud, but I usually just chalk it up to that individual's inability to form a coherent, proper statement or question within the terms of a mature conversation and therefore do not blame the word but instead the person. Aside from...
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    4 x 100 Relay!

    No way. The relay last night was by far, the best and most exciting in terms of pure competition and excitement. I rarely jump out of my seat and start yelling at the TV, and never for swimming but last night I think I scared some of the stray cats outside. It was an amazing comeback and...
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    my friend and i like the same girl, need help

    I haven't read a single post in this thread aside from the OP's first post... well, the first few sentences. I feel as if I don't need to and here's my opinion... You're young... what you do now doesn't really matter. I'm 21 and from experience I can tell you that there are going to be much...
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    what do pro players do to build up endurance?

    I'm not anywhere close to a pro, but my routine this summer consists of distance running in the morning and at night and lifting every day. In a week or two as it gets closer to the semester, I'll begin interval sprint training along with the morning runs and lower weight/higher rep lifting.
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    KBT users....

    See the signature. I'm going to have to string tighter next time because the Biphase, even on the crosses, has way too much pop. I do love the feel though.
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    Are most people on tennis warehouse old people?

    I'm 21, going to be a senior this fall. The years are flying by way too quickly and soon I'm going to be facing words like maturity and responsibility. As it is though, I act like the stereotypical 21 year old. Case in point, not only do I know how to work an Ipod but I need to buy a new one...
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    Cursed By A Weak Doubles Return

    The best return in doubles is a dipping topspin ball to the outside corner of the service box, which creates a difficult volley or half volley for the server (the ball will usually be at his feet). This, of course, assumes that your opponents know that being at the net is the best position in...
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    Getting Red Clay Stains Out

    Haha, I appreciate it but I think I'm going to have to pass on the urine treatment. Looks like I'm SOL here; I'll just get some new Barricades before the season starts in the fall. Thanks to everyone for the advice.
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    Getting Red Clay Stains Out

    I just played my first ever tourny on red clay (I've played Har Tru events for years) and my previously white Barricades aren't so white anymore - there are also some stains on my shirts/shorts. Are these going to come out by just washing them or if not, does anyone have any tips to help get it...
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    Do you think this to protect my hands would mess up my tennis?

    First of all, this behavior is NOT OCD. OCD is marked by an overwhelming obsession (a pervasive thought) coupled with a series of behaviors (compulsions) relating to the obsession. A diagnosis for OCD must involve a significant impairment in the individual's daily life relating to the...
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    Many Players Racquets for Sale!!!

    I'm interested in the MG Prestige mids (at least 2 of them). Please contact me at with your price for 2 and for all 3.
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    How do I heal this wrist problem?

    It sounds like you're thinking of pre-wrap (I've never seen any other color but green) and the liquid a trainer will spray your skin with before he wraps you with athletic tape. The spray is so the pre-wrap doesn't stick to the hair on your skin (it never works very well) and the pre-wrap is so...
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    [Merged] Wardlaw Directionals -- what a difference!

    I'm just going to chime in and say this... The Directionals are a part of the professional game, so why should anyone below that level believe they can ignore them? Like BB said, the Directionals need to be taught and used along with other strategies by players that can successfully...
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    WHAT Grip to use for net volleys?

    Now this guy knows his stuff. :mrgreen: On a personal note, one of my early coaches fed me ball on both FH and BH at the net using the volleying grip I automatically used - Eastern - and then had me change to Continental to notice how much better I volleyed and how much more effortless it...
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    playing to win or to improve

    Irregardless of your unhelpful attitude, your response told me exactly what I wanted to know. On a lighter note, I'm almost certain that Roger Federer wasn't coaching world number ones at 12 years old. Anyway, here's the deal. The pressure of a match situation is, indeed, the toughest test of...
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    playing to win or to improve

    Before I comment, can you please tell me what level you've played at (not NTRP) and whether or not you have any coaching certifications? I can guess but that would be rude.
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    playing to win or to improve

    Practice to improve. Play to win. What I mean by that is you should develop your strokes, your footwork, and your mental game during practice time by doing drills, playing practice sets, and talking strategy with your coach (or playing partner if you don't have a coach). These things should...
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    Why do tennis players get mad about the littlest things?

    How about those guys flip out when you blow an air-horn as they're about to tee off? What's with that; where's their sense of humor? And no, I've never done it - I just saw Jackass one too many times.
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    Can a former pro beat a current college tennis player

    NCAA rules forbid anyone that has received money for playing (i.e. winning a tournament) from playing on a college team. I might be wrong, but I think Pete won a few here and there, making a few bucks in the process. :mrgreen:
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    Help! Tips for starting a group lesson for young children

    This is all excellent advice from someone who I can only assume is a pro with a great amount of experience.
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    Ladies who string their own racquets

    I know a couple summertime pro's that are women and string and I also had my racquets strung by a woman throughout high school.
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    Breath free II

    I'm curious, J011yroger, do your BFIIs kind of split in half? Like you, my insoles always wear out first (then the outsole), but I noticed that when they're completely beat, my BFIIs split on the underside of the shoe right down the middle and it becomes possible to fold them in half.
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    Hey what kind of poly strings do you guys use (regular tournament players)

    See the signature (BB ALU Rough 16L). I've also tried out Hurricane Tour and liked it, but the BB just plays better for me.
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    My Racquet History -- What's yours?

    High School - 9th: Wilson HPS 5.0 MP 10th: Wilson HPS 6.1 95 11th: Wilson HPS 6.1 95 12th: Wilson nCode 6.1 95 College - Freshman - didn't play used the Prince Tour Diablo during the summer between F. and So. year Sophomore - Head FXP Prestige mid Junior - Wilson kFactor Tour...
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    How to warm up your serve?

    That's a great way to damage your shoulder, regardless of age. You should always warm up flat serves first, and I also advocate loosening up the shoulder by slowly shadow swinging through a serve a few times. I see too many rec players not warming up correctly and then wondering how they ended...
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    Wanted: MG Prestige/kBlade Tour

    Hi all, I'm looking to buy a MG Prestige mid and a kBlade tour in new or relatively good condition (8-9/10 or better). These sticks have intrigued me since they came out and my college season just ended so I have a few months to fool around with some new racquets. Grip size should be 4 3/8...
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    Well now that would be a problem because I have class or work Mon.-Thurs. and practice every night.