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    Ladies rec tennis youtube channel

    I hope this is okay and I think it is as this is just a hobby for me and not a business or anything that I make money from . I created a YouTube channel where I am sharing thoughts etc about the world of ladies rec tennis: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqGcd4_AaFsvqKns6kCrGA) . I will be...
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    Can a "regular" player cultivate an inside-out forehand?

    I hurt my rear deltoid on my non-dominant side a few weeks ago (non tennis related injury) and as I was recovering, came back to the courts and in a clinic the instructor told me to just run around my backhand that day. I'm pretty speedy out there (something I specifically work on a lot) so it...
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    Foot faulting in tournament -- classy umpire response

    This was a first for me in a tournament recently. The roving umpire pulled aside my opponent during a turnover and talked quietly and privately to her. Later I asked what it was about and my opponent said it was a foot fault warning. I for one really like that way of handling things. I hadn't...
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    Mindset to level up

    Hi! I've had a few matches recently (I'm a 3.5 player playing up to 4.0) where I've lost, and the other players WERE both higher rated than me and better overall players, BUT I felt I could have done better or even figured out ways to win (or lose but not by so much.) For instance it's...
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    Rescheduling excuses - what would YOU do?

    Curious how others would handle this. USTA team, rained out match, captains agreed that each line would self-schedule and report scores. (They were having an impossible time finding a mutually acceptable day that everyone could play together.) I texted my opponent May 4 and she said she's out of...
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    Adding pace - specific how tos?

    I'm a 49 year old woman playing 3.5 and 4.0 singles both USTA league and tournaments. I'm small (5'3") and intentionally went from very underweight and frail to getting a lot stronger overall working out ST with a trainer. I went from 96# to my current 107# with a goal of 112# and my gains have...
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    Please help me understand TR rating for MXD

    I played a 3.5 singles match vs a 3.0 player who is playing up. When I looked her up on TR, I was pretty surprised to see she's rated 2.66 there. This is someone who has played up to 3.5 spring USTA previously and she holds her own. (I won fairly easily but it also wasn't like "What is SHE doing...
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    Playing while sick:-(

    Okay so this is a skill we probably all need! Sometimes you have to play when you aren't feeling your physical best. I played twice this weekend and am recovering from the good old fashioned flu (thanks, middle schooler who brought this nice bug home to me.) I am better and figured I'd be okay...
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    50%+ players at level rule - enforced?

    Hi! I have kind of a weird question. My region has a rule that 50%+ players on a team have to be at level. From reading here it seems like this rule is pretty common in most areas. So my question is: is it actually enforced? I know in my area, I give out the team # and players sign themselves...
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    Argh! LOSING match but winning more games overall

    Ugh, it's so painful. I played this weekend in a league match, singles ladies 40+ 3.5. I won the first set 6-2, then lost the second set 4-6 and she won in the tiebreak. Ugh ugh ugh. Hints, tips, thoughts? This HAS to be mental, right? I mean I won more games overall, so clearly I'm skilled...
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    team member only wants to play "both back" in doubles?

    Hi! I am a novice captain of a 3.5 team and one woman, someone I have never met before this season and don't know much about her play history, only wants to play back in doubles. (She's fine with her partner playing the net, just does not want to ever play the net herself.) She actually wins...
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    Back to back matches physical & mental endurance - help!

    I played in a tournament this weekend and had to play back to back. (Ladies 3.5 level singles and I am 49 years old.) Spoiler alert, I got super tired lol. I played my first match at 2:30 p.m. and the second match was supposed to start at 530 but the weather was bad (very cold, high winds) so...
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    Foot fault in league match -- captain's job?

    I am new to being a captain, and yesterday one of my players wanted me to "do something" about someone who was foot faulting on the other team. Because this could come up again, and I can't find any rule about it in my local rules (they have rules about line call disputes, but not foot faults)...
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    How to prep for clay court tournament?

    I will almost definitely be playing in a tournament (ladies 3.5 singles) that's a little less than three months from now, and I just learned it's on clay. I have never played on clay, ever. I tried Har Tru once just for fun (and learned after posting here that it's just an approximation of...
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    Who should be mad (i.e. I'm right, right?)

    Played doubles and this lady got really mad. I was at the net and one of our opponents would hit these really high, floaty cross court shots perfect for poaching. As I was crossing over and preparing to hit I felt someone right there and narrowly missed hitting my partner in the face with my...
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    Be honest -- do men "give it their all" vs women?

    I'm in a new (to me) co-ed singles league. I genuinely want men to go all out and not hold back. The last time I played, I had a suspicion that he could have given more but didn't. I don't want it to be a Candyland with 4 year old niece situation. So guys, honestly, if you purposely joined...
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    Examples of good things to work on when playing much better players

    Hi! I played (singles) against a much better player the other day and I was thinking, this would be a really good opportunity to focus on working on one or two specific things (rather than just focusing on winning.) What are some examples of good things to focus on? For me the other day I...
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    First time playing on clay tomorrow!

    In my area (So Cal) there aren't too many clay courts. I was invited to play at a club that has a clay court so we're playing singles tomorrow. Any tips? I'm excited and a little nervous....
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    Purposely trying to hit someone in the face

    Ladies 3.5-4.0 USTA league play -- what do you think about a player who purposely tries to hit opponents in the face. She admits she does this deliberately as strategy for the intimidation factor. Would you/do you do this? I'm really curious. (My personal take is I would not aim for...
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    Back to back matches game plan?

    Any endurance advice for me? I'm in two tournaments (ladies 3.5 singles) this weekend slated to play 2-5 times depending on how I do. Location #1 is hot & dry (predicted to be high of 97 and 40-50% humidity) and they are having a lot of smoke (so particulates are a factor) from nearby fires...
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    Playoffs report -- and I learned a new medical break trivia

    My 3.0 team went to playoffs on our wild card this weekend. We pretty much got slaughtered. I will say, our flight seemed really hard. I'm not sure how they choose the flights.) It was hot and humid and heat was definitely a factor. One woman on our team kept cramping and kept taking...
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    Help me not inadvertently sandbag

    Okay, so I am 3.0C wanting a bump to 3.5 at the end of the year. TR has me rated at 3.157 and predicts a bump. For fall league I am considering playing up to 3.5 doubles with a lady who also is 3.0C. She's TR estimated at 2.7. Even if we lose some matches, will I still get bumped in that...
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    Dumbest ways you hit yourself

    Today I managed to hit myself in the face with my own racquet. I really socked myself in the jaw. The funniest/weirdest was one time I was at the net and my partner behind me hit the ball so it bounced off MY racquet and hit me in the face. I've also squeezed my upper arm between two tennis...
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    Philosophical question -- why do folks resent others who take tennis seriously?

    I'm so curious about this because in other hobbies, you don't hear the chorus of "just have fun, don't take it so seriously!" or "why do you care so much?" or subtle phrasing that is judgmental about the level of "caring" someone else has about tennis. For instance I'm very parallel in my level...
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    Do you scope out the competition online?

    My 3.0 team (the one I've posted about where an opposing team's DQ is allowed to stand so we are not advancing post season) are heading to playoffs this weekend. (The DQ team isn't advancing; a 3rd team benefited from our having lost and they are the champs of our league and we got a wild card.)...
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    Men vs women calling score during matches?

    Okay so now that I've been playing co-ed singles, I've noticed men not calling the score. If I ask them to call the score, they'll do it for a point or two then stop calling it again. Is it just these men I'm happening to play against? I'm just curious about it. This is a competitive...
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    Men vs women calling score during matches?

    Okay so now that I've been playing co-ed singles, I've noticed men not calling the score. If I ask them to call the score, they'll do it for a point or two then stop calling it again. Is it just these men I'm happening to play against? I'm just curious about it. This is a competitive...
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    Men vs women calling score during matches?

    Okay so now that I've been playing co-ed singles, I've noticed men not calling the score. If I ask them to call the score, they'll do it for a point or two then stop calling it again. Is it just these men I'm happening to play against? I'm just curious about it. This is a competitive...
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    UTR shows NO matches

    Hi! I have been playing in USTA leagues and tournaments since 2015 and recently joined a league that uses UTR. So my UTR shows I have never played a match, ever. It seems (if I'm reading the UTR info correctly?) that USTA league matches do not count, but USTA tournaments do. I played a match...
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    Dealing with USTA/regions -- advice or insight?

    I live in the southernmost area of a USTA region and I know many folks who would prefer to play on a team that is "zoned" for the region south of us instead. The major reason for me personally is that region south of us has USTA ladies teams that play on weekdays vs where I am now which is only...
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