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    Head Microgel Prestige Team (re-released?)

    I've been playing with the Head Microgel Prestige Team racquet for many years. It was a racquet previously released in Europe, though never in the United States. Typically, it's very difficult to locate such an old frame (released more than ten yrs ago). However, I recently saw it being sold...
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    Could a tactical analysis show work on Tennis Channel?

    As a tennis coach/player, I often look for inspiration from other sports such as soccer & basketball. Just recently, I watched a show hosted by Kobe Bryant called "Detail," which really gives a detailed analysis of NBA basketball players in game situations, etc. Obviously with the growth of...
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    Racquetball string v. Tennis String?

    I was recently given some racquetball string, complimentary of a friend. I was curious what the difference is between racquetball strings and strings for tennis racquets. I personally don't play racquetball. Are these strings of no use to me then??
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    Youtek IG Speed MP (18x20)....more oval in shape??

    Just curious, is this racquet more oval in shape?? It appears more oval than the previous speed. However, I have not seen this racquet physically. I posted the specs and a link to the racquet below. Youtek IG Speed MP 18x20 Headsize:100 sq.in. /645 sq.cm Length:27 inches /69 cm...
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    Any pros currently using a Head Radical OS racquet??

    Obviously Andre Agassi made the Radical Oversize racquet extremely popular. However, since his retirement no one has really grabbed the torch in the oversize racquet department. Just curious, can anyone name any pros that play with the Head Radical and/or use an equivalent oversize in a...
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    "OPEN" ITA Events??

    I don't play college tennis, however I was interested in playing in ITA events. From my understanding the only events that are open to non-college playing players are the summer circuit events and the campus one-day showdowns. Is this correct??
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    Wanting to play college tennis at age 30...

    I am currently a full-time USPTA teaching tennis professional. I have worked in this capacity for over four years. I have a bachelor's degree from a four-year institution. However, I never played collegiate sports. I am interested in playing college tennis, even just for one season. I have...
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    Adding Weight to the Head Prestige Team...Necessary??

    I currently play with the Microgel Head Prestige Team racquet. This racquet was not available in the US. However, it is extremely similar to the FXP Team version. I am a solid 5.0 player that switched to this racquet about 8-9 months ago. I was previously playing with the Head Flexpoint...
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    USPTA Pro Penn Balls....tend to fly???

    I usually tend to play with the Prince Tour balls, which I consider the best ball in the business. Recently, however I've tried playing with the USPTA Pro Penn Ball (for clay court) and I was alarmed how light the ball felt coming off the racquet. In addition, it felt like the ball would...
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    Nike Trainer SC 2010...for clay court tennis??

    I just recently purchased a pair of Nike Air Trainer SC 2010 Low shoes. These are an update on the old Bo Jackson trainers of the late 80s-early 90s. I originally purchased these shoes for working out in the gym, playing basketball, running, etc. However, I just felt these shoes feel so good...
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    Guga Diadora Shirt

    I am looking for the old "GUGA" Diadora shirt, which he wore in his first & last French Open appearances. Tennis Warehouse was selling this line of shirts (crew & collared shirts) for quite some time. However, the price to me always seemed a bit steep (50 dollars plus). Does anyone know...
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    Ideal Set-up for Head Prestige Team?

    I am currently playing with the Head Prestige Team racquet (Microgel Version). I recently switched from the Flexpoint Prestige Midplus racquet. I realize that very few if any have played with the Microgel Prestige Team since it is only available in Europe. However, I know there is a solid...
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    Adidas CLS Supremes vs. ClimaCool Genius??

    I am a Nike guy typically on the tennis court. However, I have worn Adidas shoes in the past & always felt they were a quality brand. I am considering trying out an Adidas pair. I am debating over two shoes: The Adidas ClimaCool Genius shoe, which was worn by Djokovic last year & The Adidas...
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    Getting Doubles Back in Public Eye???

    This Sampras/Fed v. Agassi/Nadal doubles exo has me brainstorming a little bit. Obviously doubles right now is treated like the "redheaded stepchild" for lack of a better term. Attendance & TV ratings are virtually nonexistent in comparison to singles. I think without a doubt the solution to...
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    Nike Hyperdunk Lows...for tennis???

    First of all, I realize that there have been numerous threads asking about basketball shoes being used for tennis. Obviously in a perfect world, tennis shoes are usually best for tennis. Common sense right?? Here's my background: I'm a 5.0 level player that plays 99 percent of the time on...
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    Head Microgel Prestige Team Review

    I recently switched to this racquet, which is unfortunately available only in Europe. I was previously playing with the smaller Head Flexpoint Prestige Midplus, which is without a doubt a more demanding racquet. I have been recently lobbying Head to release a Youtek Team/Elite version of this...
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    Head Youtek Prestige Team racquet to be released???

    I am a big fan of the Head Microgel Prestige Team racquet, which was only sold in Europe. The FXP version from a few years back wasn't exactly the biggest hit on the American market so unfortunately I think Head has been wary of selling it again in the U.S. I definitely think the microgel...
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    The Nike Trainer One....new & improved!

    Has anyone worn/or considered wearing these for tennis? I always loved the original made popular by guys like McEnroe, Agassi, & Wilander! http://www.soleredemption.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/nike-trainer-1-1-610x544.jpg
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    Microgel Prestige Team v. FXP Prestige Team?

    I am interested to hear opinions in regards to these two racquets. Some of you may know that the Microgel Prestige Team was only released overseas, so I'm assuming the users for this racquet are quite few (on this board at least). However, if you have any experience with one/or both of these...
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    Replacing the Prestige MP with the Prestige Team FXP?

    For the past 3 years, I've been playing with the Head Prestige Midplus (Flexpoint). I would consider myself a 5.0 level player. However, oftentimes in match play situations I hit more off-center shots than in practice. I'm looking for a little more forgivenss without sacrificing playability &...
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    The resurgence of the "old guard"

    Much is being made of the resurgence of the older players (Haas, JC Ferrero, Hewitt, Gonzo, etc). I think it's great to see in today's game. It definitely spicens things up. A few questions: 1. Is age a bit overrated in the minds of many tennis reporters? I mean, Andy Roddick isn't even...
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    Attending U.S. Open: qualifiers worth watching??

    I have never been to the U.S. Open & plan on doing so this year. I've read before that going to watch the qualifying rounds can sometimes be a fun & rewarding experience. In a sense, you get the experience of seeing high level professional competition, albiet on a slightly lower level. In...
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    Difference between the Nike Zoom Advantage & Vapor V's?

    Now before I write anything, i want to let you all know that I did do a previous search on this exact topic. My biggest question is from a performance/technology perspective: is there any difference between the shoes aside from the fact that the upper is made from slightly different material...
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    Could a Frenchman have the best chance vs. Nadal at Roland Garros?

    We're all looking for someone to truly challenge Nadal on the clay. Djokovic appeared to be his closest challenger as of late. However, with his suprising upset today, we can now take him out of the equation. The other guy is Federer, who actually has a couple wins on clay vs. Nadal...
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    Murray: Significantly Improved Speed?

    They always said Murray had a deceptive speed about him. However, I don't know if it's this year or what, but the guy looks about as fast as anybody on tour in regards to movement around the court. Perhaps even as fast as Nadal & he moves perhaps more efficiently also. This is not a post to...
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    Tennis Pros play other sports?

    I've just recently been playing a lot of basketball recently & am amazed at how it was improved my overall tennis game. I feel quicker on the court. My stamina is better as is my footwork. This has resulted in better confidence & better shot-making. Obviously tennis pros on television have...
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    Nike Kobe Trainer/Nike Zoom Tennis Trainer

    Over the past few months I've been playing quite a bit of basketball & tennis. In this economy, I'm sure many of you are watching how you spend your money. For me, it has come the time to buy new tennis shoes. The insoles in my shoes are razor thin. I've played around with the idea of...
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    Murray: Proof Hard Work Pays Off...

    A lot is being made of whether or not Federer needs to hit the gym harder. Obviously Federer & those closest to him can only answer this question. However, if this video is any indication, it's safe to say his competition is going hard...
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    Simon: a force on clay this year?

    I really didn't watch Giles Simon play a whole lot last year until after the US Open. I'm curious to see how he does in the clay season. Looking at his results from last year, he didn't appear to do too well (on clay). However, he did win two clay titles (Morrocco & Buchurest). His...
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    Pros Practicing @ Tournaments often nonchalant?

    I've gone to a few Pro Tennis Tournaments, and I'm always struck by how nonchalant many of the pros practice. I certainly do not question the work ethic of a pro tennis player because I'm sure they put in hours upon hours of work. In addition, I'm guessing that they often want to "save their...
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