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    Tennis clubs in St. Pete/Clearwater area

    I may be relocating to the St. Petersburgh/Clearwater, FL area. Anyone on these boards familiar with any good tennis clubs in that immediate area? Looking for clubs with good junior programs for my kids, but also some decent 4.5-5.0 NTRP level players as well. Don't want to have to drive all the...
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    Anyone heard this old song of Elton's?

    it's called This Town. Good tune.
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    Prince CTS Storm Oversize

    I have two. I'll dig them up and check their condition and grip sizes. At least one of them is a 4 1/2, the other is either a 4 1/2 or 4 3/8. I also have a mid-plus in a 4 3/8 grip.
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    What is the difference between racquets?

    One big disadvantage of the inexpensive frames purchased at places such as WalMart is the stock string job - poor quality nylon usually strung way too low. I'll assume that if your parents think a WalMart frame is good enough, they also wouldn't understand why you would ever need to pay $20 for...
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    Where do you live???

    Seattle, WA
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    "Buttery" "Smooth" "Soft" Racquets?

    good list I agree 100 percent with these four racquets. Very nice "buttery" feel. They make you work, but your work is rewarded.
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    You know what.. I am tired of..

    Same argument, different era. It used to be the wood racquet purists screaming at players experimenting with the new steel or aluminum frames. Then came graphite and, through the years, other materials that seemingly were lighter and stiffer. It also used to be the small-head purists screaming...
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    Girl In Pink on TW front page

    damn, it says she's 6-feet tall.
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    What if Roddick wins the FO?

    If Roddick wins the French Open.... ...I hope he doesn't try to stow the trophy in the airplane's overhead bin.
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    using crosstraining shoes for tennis

    mcenroe used to use cross trainers to play tennis. they're usually lighter, but the soles don't last nearly as long as tennis shoes do. cross trainers, unlike running shoes, do provide lateral support.
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    Squash strings on tennis racquets ?!?!

    Back in the 80s, i used to use gosen squash strings all the time on my tennis racquets. the former vietnamese davis cuppper who strung my frames told me they were the exact same strings, just packaged and marketed differently.
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    Best 3/4- or mid-cut shoe out there

    I'm guessing there probably aren't many mid-cut or 3/4 shoes out there, but what's the best of the bunch?
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    Your First Racquet?

    Jack Kramer Autograph. There may have been one or two earlier frames I picked up before I started taking tennis seriously, but the Kramer Autograph was the one I consider my first serious racquet.
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    Yonex question: To drop 5% for crosses or not?

    Questions for the stringing professionals out there: Should I drop the tension in the crosses by 5% in my RDX 500 MP? Or does Yonex not recommend it?
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    How long have you played tennis?

    been playing 25 years. at peak, played in a pro league in florida, 5.0-5.5 NTRP in northern california. now, sandbagging in 4.5s in seattle, but also playing much less than i used to.
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    Used Laserfibre machines?

    I've read a couple of references to Laserfibre machines having high resale value, but can anyone point me in the direction of where to get a used Laserfibre machine? I've never seen one on ****. Are there other Internet sites out there?
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    Best stringer in Seattle area?

    Question for the players in the rainy city: Who or what store does the best job stringing racquets?
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    Official info on pro's racquets specs from J&S Cup Warsaw (WTA)

    great information. thanks for posting.
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    Another Title for Agassi?

    The hard court slams would be his only chance for another grand slam title. And i wouldn't say it's impossible; just not likely. And his chances diminish the older he gets. I will say it's amazing that he continues to play at this level, while his original rivals are long gone.
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    Yonex R-7

    i saw a couple on e-bay, from different sellers, in recent weeks. both of them had a 4 5/8 grip, though, and the auctions for those may have already ended.
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    Best service motion/your favorite service motion?/Ugliest serve motion?

    Also agree on Stich: None better then, none better since. The most efficient service motion I've ever seen. Also good: hard to argue with Sampras. After all, it won him a few Wimbledons.
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    Racquet similar to RDX500 MP

    Different tennis racquets get listed on **** every day. I bought two slightly used RDX 500 MPs on **** this month for $196 total, and then bought a new one from a reputable tennis racquet seller this week for $91 - no kidding. So I now have three of these bad boys and I bought them for less than...
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    Guess the player by his racquet

    My observations Babolat PD +: Overhitting, hard-hitting teenage boy with double-fisted backhand - probably also wears Reebok clothing, but pondering how he will convince his parents to buy him new Lacoste clothing line. Any 90 square-inch or smaller frame that weighs more than 12 oz, but...
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    Too much technology?

    I was reading a recent post by someone asking why Head doesn't incorporate several of its technologies into one racquet - in that particular case, incorporating Liquidmetal with the Flexpoint holes. While they're at it, why don't they add the piezoelectric fibers - that would be something. But...
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    Poly hybrid for Yonex RD-7 ?

    A couple months ago, my stringer convinced me to give a hybrid a try on my RD-7. He put Hurricane on the mains and Xcel premium on the crosses. I loved the color scheme, but hated the way it played. It felt dead. Who knows, maybe it's because I've been using ALU Power for so long that any string...
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    Question for the Dads out there....

    Those were the days Nice to hear there are others like me. I, too, was a solid 5.0 before my wife and I started having children. I hung on proudly as long as I could in the 5.0 ranks before it was evident that only playing twice a week wasn't going to keep me up there. So, three kids later, I'm...
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    Wooden Racquets?

    and on the other end of the aesthetic spectrum, there was the Davis Topspin, with its diagonal string pattern. I never hit with it, so i'm not sure how effective it was.
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    Wooden Racquets?

    How could I forget the Rossignol Strato? One of the best wood racquets.
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    Wooden Racquets?

    My favorites: Wilson Jack Kramer Autograph Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff Dunlop Maxply Fort Dunlop Maxply McEnroe Donnay Allwood Donnay Borg Pro
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    nxt string, good or bad

    NXT: Plays great, but breaks and loses tension easily.
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