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    ~:[POG Club]:~ Open to all POG users

    Add me too. I have the second version. I play with full poly, also. Did anyone change the leather to synthetic grip? I did after the leather had harden but the feel wasn't the same. Then I switched it back to Wilson leather grips. the feel was back and the leather was softer too. I find that I...
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    New Princes

    Seriously, I just got my SP black and I switch to string holes. Even with the string holes, I had difficulties getting the strings through the holes where the holes had been covered. They also made the first cross strings to close to the head. I had no space for my string clamps. Poly 16g is not...
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    Too much tennis=tennis elbow

    I can see how poor techniques can lead to TE also equipments are factors too. Generally speaking, top lvl coaches will know what wrong technique can lead to TE. For example, one coach may say too much rotation of the wrist can lead to wrist injuries and TE. Then they will probably say that do...
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    Tips on my forehand (video)

    Here is another video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kluhYnSlGZU&feature=related
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    Benefit of modern forehand?

    What I have read about the modern forehand technique versus old technique so far in this post is different from what I got from other coaches. No one really described the preparation and transitions towards contact so I'll give what I have been told. Most coaches now told me that I should add...
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    Honolulu Futures - video

    the kid with the unorthodox forehand, I'm going to be his physical therapist someday
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    Rate this video anyone?

    He looks pretty solid. I would not nip-pick the techniques of the strokes. There are players who are very unorthodox to the way they play. As long he doesn't injure himself, he should simply fine tune his game.
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    Rate this video anyone?

    That is true. College would also look for previous matches won, awards, ranking, etc. got to give something concrete, video of matches.
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    How far do you stand? REally! how do you win?

    This is collegiate tennis or men's open.
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    How far do you stand? REally! how do you win?

    How many people play 6 feet away from the baseline and really have to fight for the court? If you do, you probably going through the same problem I'm facing. So if you do stand away from the baseline often, do you practice a lot of passing shots, lobs, drop shots? speed and footwork? or upper...
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    String Stlye?

    Hybrids are great as long you know what two strings to put together. I prefer using polyester mains and soft strings for crosses which could be syn gut, multi, or natural. hybrids are not that bad.
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    recommendation for tennis instructional videos

    restrung in 24 hours is not that bad. i would recommend it for beginners. I also believe some intermediate players can get a lot out of this video.
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    wikipedia articles on forehand, serve etc...

    everyone plays different... I find it difficult to find articles to further advance my tennis game. Sometime after a long break, I have to go back to the basics and built myself up again. The game changes every year due to new racquets and talents. It's hard for the traditional players to keep...
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    need advice for lack of energy

    Can you be more specific about the "lack of energy", strengthwise or endurance wise? I'm going to assume you have a healthy social life style, not stressed out by family, peers, or school. The solution sounds pretty basic. Get plenty of sleep, EAT RIGHT (oh stay away from cholestrols, you...
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    elbow strength exercises

    What your son has developed is golfer's elbow. From what I read, description seems to be indicating the inside of the elbow. I developed the same thing from serving due to overuse of forearm rotation. Exercises do prevent such injuries but does not cure the problem. From what I have researched...
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    Problem with serve technique which lead to golfer's elbow.

    I think my serve technique needs to be adjusted because I developed GE. I hold my racquet with my wristed cocked forward or down. Before contact, I rotate my forearm to slap the ball. I think the problem came from overuse of forearm rotations.
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    Hitting on the rise question

    Bag got all the options down pretty much. As you would guess, the high level players would eat moonballs like crazy because moonballs brings so many options to hit. It's like a chance ball. Here are some shots I usually take. Yes number one, don't get impatient. Hit the shot you know. For me...
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    What do you think of the new guy?

    A new tennis player joined the college tennis team. I played him and he beated me pretty badly, 6-2. He's got a very strong forehand which he used a lot. He generated a lot more spin than I did. The problem was that I really couldn't set myself up ready to return his forehands. I had to...
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    what does "brush against the ball" mean?

    Just for kicks... Find out how to do the windmill forehand. The racquet is swung as having a windmill motion. WAIT WAIT... Is it windmill or windshield wiper? well , once you figure out how to do it, spin comes naturally.
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    Gripping too high?

    Yes there is a lost of power and flexibility but this requires the wrist to **** back and lock. The kinectic of the swing limits to only the waist, chest, and anterior deltoid. Therefore, the forehand is simple with control. Anyhow, the wrist is not suppose to snap forward any way for additional...
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    Big Grip or Little Grip?

    I use little grip or just about the right size where I can place my index finger between the heel of the hand and the end of the fingers. The little grip is fine and gives a lot of range of motion for the wrist. The big grip limits the wrist motion but gives a lot of control. Also it keeps the...
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    Lost to a guy with only topspin lobs

    well... let us see. I would not say your opponent could topspin lob the ball near or on the baseline everytime. So...when your opponent moon the ball and it lands in no man's land, get yourself in front of the ball and use a western grip to put away the ball. I find moon balls as chance balls...
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    Federer vs Murray

    hmmmm Fed may have to play someone tough at the beginning of the U.S Open. oh well.. the tournaments before the latest one were really hard to watch. Federer had to struggle through the sets before the ones that he had lost.
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    Returning groundstrokes that have heavy topsin

    Returning shot against heavy topspin is not as difficult as you think. Go to a wall and underhanded the ball against the wall. The ball well bounce upward due to the top spin. This is the same thing to a topspin ball hitting the racquet. All you need to know is get on top of the ball. If you...
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    Deciding I don't like my current racquet

    yeah. that's the way to go. but i would have to include that demo takes more than a day. IMO on the second day is the time when a person really knows how the racquet feels.
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    Ball Control Tennis

    If double hitting is possible according to Ball Control Tennis, then we've been wrong about Newton's Laws of motion. Guess what! Double hitting is not possible. Therefore we can still accept Newton's laws of motion. If my arguement is unsound, please prove me wrong.
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    might need new forehand grip

    there are so many factors to increase your power. what I did to increase my power was reducing me grip size which gave my wrist more flexibility. also i increased my hip rotation. i worked on my obliques.
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    when does the ball reach maximum velocity?

    I do not think so for the first question. your second hypothesis sounds right.
  29. M

    Are Oversize racquets really just noob sticks?

    I guess I will answer your question than follow the latest post. There is no such thing as a noob stick. Generally, I could say beginners would just pick up a racquet or pick a racquet similar to a professional or pick up one of those racquets made for old people. Racquets made for beginners are...
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    Anyone wants to see Lee losing badly to a 11-year old girl?

    Right on, we're more interested in the girl than LEE.
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