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  1. TennsDog

    How Is This Possible?

    Ok, so here's my regimen, if you will, for the past year: last summer I did a lot of running and no weights. Last fall I did quite a bit of cardio and a little weight training. Then, over the winter, I upped my workout a bit, doing longer cardio and more weights. Spring was pretty much the same...
  2. TennsDog

    Quad Stretches

    I have been having the problem lately of stretching my quads. The problem is that the typical standing on one foot and bringing the other up behind doesn't do enough to stretch. I can easily bring it up next to my same side hip and the quads are still not being noticeably stretched. I know if I...
  3. TennsDog

    Nothing But White Shorts

    Why do almost all pros (male, anyway) always wear white shorts? I have never played anyone who wears white shorts, I don't own any white shorts, and I never intend to own any white shorts (sorry, Wimbledon). Even when it's not white it's black. Why are there no red shorts? Or khaki? Or even...
  4. TennsDog

    Serves Feel Good But Not Going In?

    I don't know about you, but I have had many times when I am serving and can't seem to find the service box consistently, even on second serves. The problem comes from the fact that the serves felt right, like I was hitting them just the way I wanted, but they still weren't going in. When this...
  5. TennsDog

    Why No Love For The PS Tour 90?

    I really like the PS 85, but somehow something is just a little off for me with it. So I checked the specs of the PS Tour 90 and it looked like what I was looking for. I just played with it for the first time today. I only played with it for about 50 mins until the strings snapped, but those 50...
  6. TennsDog

    Serve And Volley Is Not Dead

    I know that it is a dying style and that it is a tough game to play in modern tennis. However, I have found my niche with the s/v gameplay. It still surprises me even. When I entered high school tennis, I was actually afraid to play net. It was a defensive position. I would hit a short ball near...
  7. TennsDog

    How Long Does Stretching Last?

    Sometimes I have a while between when I stretch and when I play. I am curious as to how long the effects of stretching last. Assuming I stretch out fully (2-3 30 second holds in each position), will I remain fully stretched for a half hour? Full hour? I assume it makes a difference how active...
  8. TennsDog

    Toning Down

    I have strong muscles that give me plenty of power, but I think they are built too much for power. They are too big and bulky rather than toned. I would really like to trim down and get rid of some of the extra size that I don't think is really helping me, almost like they're too bulky to really...
  9. TennsDog

    Learn To Serve!

    You know who you are: the one with a mediocre first serve and a whipmy second serve that you just put in play. The serve is the one shot in tennis you have complete control over...take advantage of that. Develop a first serve that puts you on the offensive to start and a second serve that...
  10. TennsDog

    Power Players With Power Rackets

    I have noticed that many players using more powerful rackets (i.e. Babolat) are also harder hitters in general, like Roddick, Clijsters, Ljubicic, Gonzalez, etc. It doesn't make much sense to me to use a racket that exemplifies a quality that you already possess. Similarly, control players seem...
  11. TennsDog

    Use of Ill-Known Rules

    I would like to hear from some people who have used their knowledge of the game and its rules in a match (i.e. using a rule that most people don't know about in your favor). For example, in one match a while ago, after hitting my first serve, a ball from a neighboring court rolled near me. I hit...
  12. TennsDog

    CAP Grommets?

    I know that CAP stands for computer aided protection, and that this grommet system covers more of the frame than traditional bumper guards. My question is why it's called "computer" aided protection. I don't see how computers really factor into it at all, unless they are referring to the process...
  13. TennsDog

    Wilson PS 85 (Taiwan) vs. PS 6.0 85 (China)

    I have two China models and I am considering getting a Taiwan model. I am just wondering if there is any (consistent) discernable difference between them. Are they the exact same racket except for the markings on them? What are some of your experiences with the two?
  14. TennsDog

    Did Sampras Have A Perfect Serve?

    No doubt, Sampras had an amazing serve, and, in my opinion, the best serve ever. But I am wondering if there may have been some way he could have actually improved it more. I'm not just talking about getting more consistant or stronger or anything like that, I mean actually working on the serve...
  15. TennsDog

    It's Official...

    Ok, folks. It's now official: racket selection can have a huge impact on serves. (Haha, I guess assuming as though it weren't official before for some reason.) I don't know if anyone ever said racket makes no difference, but some people say racket has some, but not a great effect on serves. I...
  16. TennsDog

    Short Angle Backhands (One-Hander)

    I have a good one-handed backhand and I can get good depth consistantly. I just have a hard time hitting the short cross-court dipper. I can hit this shot well with two hands, but I haven't yet figured out the secret to ripping it with one hand. I know the basic physics of how to do it and what...
  17. TennsDog

    Doubles Partner Got A Crappy Serve?

    I am sure there are plenty of you out there who are frustrated with your doubles partner's serve. Either it is too weak and you get crushed on the return, or it has no control and you don't know what to expect. A couple of years ago, I had both problems. When this happens, you have a couple of...
  18. TennsDog

    Better Deals: TW or The Bay?

    I'm just curious as to some people's opinions and experiences when it comes to where you get better deals, here on TW forums or The Bay. I used to buy from The Bay (and still do sometimes for new equipment), but I am now more comfortable buying rackets from TW. I think the sellers here are more...
  19. TennsDog

    Amazing Durability of Technifibre TrC

    I just came back from playing tennis for about an hour and a half. I played last time and the strings started to fray and I thought they might snap last time, but they didn't. So I expected to get less than a half hour out of this session with them (in Wilson PS 6.0 85, btw). I was amazed to...
  20. TennsDog

    Figjam Replacements?

    I absolutely love the Reebok Figjams, but I unfortunately have spent hours scowering the internet all for nothing, as it seems it is impossible to find them anywhere in any decent sizes. So I have officially given up my search for any more to stock up on. Now I am wondering if there is any other...
  21. TennsDog

    New Barricades As Good As The BII's?

    I liked the Barricade II's. They didn't quite have the stability I prefer, but they fit well and had great durability. I am just wondering if the newer generations of Barricade are as good as the BII's. Not just as good overall, but do they actually feel and perform similarly too?
  22. TennsDog

    Prince Rackets Lack Stability

    I have owned three Prince frames in my career (More Game mp, NXG mp, POG mp), and I noticed the same thing with all of them: they all seem to lack stability and that overall solid feel. When I swing, they just don't seem to drive through the ball like most other rackets with their static...
  23. TennsDog

    POG Mid(plus?)

    I have a POG, and across the frame it reads "midplus." Now, Tennis Warehouse lists the mp version of the POG as having a 93" head, but pretty much every other racket I've seen with a 93" head is labeled as a midsize racket, not midplus. So my question is, when people mention the POG mid, is...
  24. TennsDog

    Head Size And COP

    I just noticed while looking at my n6.1 95 and PS 6.0 85 that, while 10" is quite noticable visually but not huge, it does make a large difference in the location of the sweetspot. The string pattern itself doesn't even start until a little over an inch further away from the handle on the 85...
  25. TennsDog

    PS 6.5 85 vs. nCode Tour 90

    I am just wondering what people have to say in comparing these two rackets. I currently use an nCode 6.1 95, but I feel it has a bit too much power for my preference. I also own a PS 6.0 85, and I love the feel, control, and spin it provides. I just don't like the extremely small head. I am...
  26. TennsDog

    Why No Pros With Sunglasses?

    I am just curious as to why no professional tennis players wear sunglasses on court. I can barely go outside without sunglasses when the sun is bright, much less play tennis. I mean, they have technologies now that you don't even notice the sunglasses (like Oakley's XYZ lenses which give clear...
  27. TennsDog

    Want A Better, More Powerful Serve? (The 10 Step Program)

    Here is a list of key elements that make up a good overall serve, and coincidentally will ensure that you are getting the most mph's you can out of it. 1. Proper ball toss: make sure the ball toss is where it should be at contact. A toss that is too low, too forward, etc. will cause a...
  28. TennsDog

    Want A Better, More Powerful Serve?

    Here is a list of key elements that make up a good overall serve, and coincidentally will ensure that you are getting the most mph's you can out of it. 1. Proper ball toss: make sure the ball toss is where it should be at contact. A toss that is too low, too forward, etc. will cause a...
  29. TennsDog

    Watching/Analyzing Pros For Coaching

    I have never really had much formal training in tennis. I was mostly self-taught by hitting against the wall and watching pros on TV. I developed slowly but surely as a player and now find myself competing in DII college tennis. Every once in a while I would watch a match and see the players do...
  30. TennsDog

    Attention All "wrist Snappers"!!

    Please do not post threads asking about the "wrist snap" on serve. It has been covered and debated far too much on this site. As with many others, it is a common topic, so first search it. Second of all, don't call it a wrist snap unless you qualify it by mentioning that you realize there is not...
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