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    god i hate slices

    slice is very useful when you are saving the ball, volleying up at net, hitting dropshots, or using against people who hate slices :) keep practicing and trying to learn how to hit them, and how to return them.
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    Putting overheads over the fence

    I have hit a couple of overheads over my school fence, and I was very close to the net for both. The ball landed about halfway through the service line and the baseline and went deep over the fence. Basically, you have to be close to the net, hit deep, a lot of power obviously, and in my opinion...
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    How to take balls off the bounce?

    I've just recently 'mastered' hitting on the rise, and like someone said earlier, the main thing is shortening your backswing but still providing enough weight shift etc. just keep practicing it, once u get good at it tennis will be so much easier.
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    Cost of Private Coach

    $50 is about average, but make sure you do some researching on good coaches around there. you can find a really bad coach for $80 and other times a very good coach will only cost you $50.
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    NTRP of High Schoolers?

    Around here where I live, on average it would be something like this: 3rd singles = strong 3.0 to weak 3.5 (a lot of pushers) 2nd singles = strong 3.5 to weak 4.0 1st singles = strong 4.0 to weak 5.0 (u may meet some 5.5) most teams that we played were something like this. as for...
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    What shoe are you currently wearing and what are you getting next?

    currently wearing white/navy reebok pumps. im looking into getting adidas a3 accelerate.
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    How expensive are lessons?

    I get my lessons for $40 only because I know the guy who teaches me. He charges about $60-70 for other people. My coach is probably a strong 5.5 player.
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    Who here plays with their collar up?

    Also the shirts that I wear when I play include some American Eagle polos, and mainly Nike polos. But I just bought an Under Armour polo. they dont look that bad with a popped collar.
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    Who here plays with their collar up?

    I pop my collar when I play... are you going to shoot me? ;) Lets just say this... when my mom is watching me play I don't really care about how I look playing, but when some girls are watching me hit pretty strokes during our school matches, the collar goes up. Haha.
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    Your First Racquet?

    heey same here.
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    How do I find out what level I am?

    If I were you I would go check out some certain level tournaments and see how well they play. Then rate yourself accordingly. As people say, many players rate themselves way too high when they use the USTA guidelines... your best bet would be to ask an experienced player, coach, teacher etc.
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    Suggestions for HOT WEATHER shirts?!

    yep, great for hot days.
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    Which superhero would you be?

    an Elf, like the ones in LOTR.
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    Under Armour Now Available at TW

    sports authority i think...
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    using crosstraining shoes for tennis

    i know plenty of people that use cross trainers for tennis, and they all work fine.
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    What grip do you use

    semi-western for my fh
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    What is your flat serve percentage

    I'm six feet and can hit 60% on my flat serves... around 100-105 mph... I'm trying to raise thise percentage since my second serve, a kick serve, which isn't that great even though it goes in about 95% gets killed by decent people. Also I have a very strong upper body so a lot of the power comes...
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    Under Armour Now Available at TW

    I just recently bought some Under Armour zippered polos and ribbed shirts and they are the most comfy clothes you can ever wear, which is good since summer tournaments are coming up.
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    The best player you have ever played a full match with?

    this old man, around 55/60 yrs old was playing on my highschool courts the other day. we just had a team practice and i stayed behind working on my serve. since i saw that he was alone and was apparently good (he was serving as well) i went over and asked to play him. we did some warming up and...
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    Overgrip vs Replacement grip

    overgrips... i dont like replacement grips.
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    If you couldn't play tennis....

    I would play basketball, which is the other sport that I'm good at.
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    What VIBE DAMPENER do you use?

    I used to use the sampras O but it kept falling off, so i switched to rubber bands.
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    yonex supergrap and Wilson pro white

    I use both the Wilson Pro overgrip and Tournagrip... and all I can say is Wilson Pro is much more durable than tournagrip, but doesn't absorb sweat as well as tourna. Either one is good for me, but I might give the edge to Wilson Pro because I like the tacky feeling, and I hate having to put on...
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    Who's your favourite men's player?

    i like andy roddick.
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    The famous high school second serve

    i hardly ever meet people with sucky second serves since i play first singles... but sometimes their first singles isn't able to make it and i end up playing either their second or third who have a 20% first serve and a dink second serve. however, for me it is just way to easy to punish that...
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    If You were Stranded on an Island........

    the hot chick would suit me better... but if i had to choose a racquet and strings no doubt my pure control and pro hurricane.
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    What is YOUR best Shot

    my best shot is no doubt my backhand. i can rip some really hard winners from the baseline with it, and the pace/power of my backhand is a lot better than my forehand. my second best shot is my overhead... i can get them over the fence without a problem.
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    What is your favourite clothing Brand

    Nike... everything that I wear while playing tennis is Nike, except my reebok pumps.
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    Do you sweat in your hand(s)???

    my whole body sweats when i really play my hardest, my face, body etc. my tournagrip gets pretty dark stained from sweat after one match and i have to adjust my grip after each stroke bcuz of the sweat. my shirt gets soaked, white shirts are pretty much see thru after a match, and i definitely...
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