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  1. dcdoorknob

    Adding new players for sectionals?

    So I'm on a team that's getting a wild card to sectionals in Texas. Yesterday my captain mentioned that, apparently, there's a new rule that allows a team to add up to 4 completely new players to their team for sectionals that didn't play at all for them in the regular season. Gone is the must...
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    Math oddities on TennisRecord

    I've noticed some things like this before, but a couple things jumped out about my and my partner's ratings on tennisrecord after my latest doubles match was updated that just don't really make sense to me. So we lost a close match in a 3rd set tiebreak, but our opponents were both rated...
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    Would you default a match due to the part of town it was in?

    First, I am not the team captain and my understanding of the situation is both second hand and limited, but here is the gist of it: Our mixed team, which I just recently joined, was supposed to have a makeup match today, after a match a couple weeks ago was rained out. The two captains...
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    2012 ESPN Wimbledon Coverage - Impressive!

    I didn't see a recent thread on this yet. Was just checking out the specifics of the ESPN coverage for Wimbledon this year, and I must say I'm impressed. I'm not really referring to the quality of the commentators or fluff pieces they run, but the quantity is more than I remember before...
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    local doubles ladder

    Has anyone played in one of these? I've joined one just recently, played for the first time in it last night. Really enjoyed it. The format is: 32 total spots in the ladder (+6 subs/fil-ins), 4 people to a court. You play 8 games with a partner, record the score, and then switch partners...
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    My 6.0 mixed district recap (too long, will anyone read?)

    Ok, so I played on a 6.0 mixed team at State (or districts, our district is just the state of MS). It was my first USTA playoffs. Had a fun time, figured I'd write up a little recap. I don't know if people will actually find it interesting, but it's fine if you don't and just click to the next...
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    The other side of USTA leagues

    So far this year I've played in 3 leagues in a total of 11 matches (it would have been more but separate bouts with bronchitis and a sprained ankle cost me a few matches). This admittedly isn't a ton but I wanted to still take a second to share some overall experiences. In those matches, I...
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    Started breaking strings, does this mean I'm getting better?

    So I had a league match tonight, doubles. I was returning during the first game, didn't quite catch it cleanly, and POP, there went a string. Normally this wouldn't be a problem as I carry a backup, but the same thing happened a couple weeks ago, and I'd put off getting it restrung, this this...
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    This one felt good.

    So I just felt like sharing. I'll start with a brief back story. A couple years ago I joined a newly forming 3.0 mens team for the spring league. At the end of that year I along with the majority of the team was bumped up to 3.5 in the Great Bump Up (despite only slightly above average...
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    LOL Tracy Austin

    "Isner is 245 (lbs) in weight, Youznhy 160. So Isner more than.... way more than double." :shock::oops::shock:
  11. dcdoorknob

    Federer may or may not need to count his last days at number 1

    Fed may or may not ever win a match again. Rafa may or may not be the 'real' number one. TT may or may not have enough threads on this topic being discussed at the moment. Discuss.