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  1. PURETENNISsense

    First Lendl, now Ferrer Splits from Zverev

    Not sure what to make of this with both Lendl and Ferrero stating that its off-court/professionalism and needing to listen that created the split. Now Ferrer and Zverev make a split beginning the 2021 season...
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    David Ferrer :: Most Under-rated non grand slam winner

    In my opinion, this guy was the best of the best in the 2nd tier of players outside the big 4 (Fed, Rafa, Djoko, Murray) during the late 2000s and early 2010s. Some significant accolades/results Ferrer posted: General: 20 years on tour, 1999-2019 High of #3 in the world (Top 10 for 292...
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    Topspin vs Slice [Return of Serve]

    Obviously this depends on what serve you are receiving. But...... I find myself hitting a slice and top spin returns on both 1st and 2nd serves. Mixed variables: Clay vs Hard vs Grass vs Indoor. Lefty vs Righty 1HBH vs 2HBH Here are my reasons why: The goal on the slice return is to...
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    PINPOINT or PLATFORM stance for Serve?

    I have used both growing up and changed between the two positions a few times in juniors. As I've gotten older and played college/futures/MOpen and League tennis I stuck with the Pinpoint as it was able to make me feel more fluid with my serve motion/weight transfer. I've seen some tennis...
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    What to include in a College Recruiting Video

    I played juniors in the US and when it was my time to play college tennis, recruiting videos were not a thing to do. Nowadays almost all recruits have a video of some sort. Some are pure with no edits and productions.... others look like an amateur film major/graduate is trying to make an...
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    Heavy Topspin Down-The-Line BETTER than Cross-Court??

    As a junior player was coached to hit heavy topspin cross-court always as a defensive option. As I played college tennis and mens open/prize money events in my 20s I started to find that the heavy Topspin ball was an awesome neutralizing ball when hit down the line with good margin. In fact it...
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    How to beat a 4.5-5.0+ Left-handed player?

    I played college tennis, competed for 4 years in Men's open and Futures qualies across the nation and was in the 11.7-12.0 UTR range. Currently trying to get back to competing and am likely a 10.75 UTR at the moment trying to make my way back into the 11 range. I always had a gameplan against...
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    NAIA College Tennis Coach Question and Answer

    I'm a current NAIA College Coach for both Men's and Women's Tennis at my institution. I've been there for at least 4 seasons now. I'm happy to answer questions regarding coaching, recruiting on competing at the NAIA level. My Background: I also played 1 year at an NAIA college during my time...
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