This is actually two questions:
I am a 3.5 and I find it much easier to field serves when standing near the service line simply because one only has to move six feet each way to return the serve.
Sure, you have less time to react but that doesn't make much difference if you're already...
An off-the-cuff idea looking for someone to send it to someone who knows someone who can make it happen.
There were three Battle of the Sexes, the second (King beats Riggs) viewed by an estimated 90 million people around the world.
I'm curious to know:
- how many matches you will likely play in your 10-week USTA adult league - singles or doubles.
- if you team has any in-person meetings or practice before the season starts to meet new team members and surmise their real-world skill.
- how team members are selected for matches.
Hi, I don't wear glasses and have never owned sunglasses but now I'm starting to play outside I'd like to know my options past the dollar store.
The little research I've done indicates that green is the best tint.
Green: Green tints filter some blue light and reduce glare, while offering high...
Few of us have the luxury of having a ball-person to bring us a towel between points.
So I'd like to have something in my pocket ... a washcloth, large handkerchief, shop towel, terry cloth towel, bar mop, kitchen towel ... is there a best choice?
Roger's Forehand and Backhand (thread title can't be edited).
Recently I figured out you're actually not supposed to turn your upper torso with the racket but instead plant your leading foot, in-effect turning your body into a wall, and your arm comes across while the body is stationary (as...
Conventional vs. Existential
Buddhism says 'to want is to suffer' but what it doesn't (clearly) distinguish the two domains of reality being conventional and existential.
In very short, conventional means to measure or compare - a convention being a standards of assessment.
"I should be...
I've had good success analyzing my missed shots and two things I've realized is that:
1) I sometimes blink, or partially blink, upon my body reacting to the shot.
AWTH = And when that happens.
AWTH the eye tracking is lost.
AWTH what you see at best is a blur.
AWTH your mind goes into a...
Today I saw a man hitting with a pro during his lesson ... hard.
The teacher, mine as well, is 38, college and semi-pro, and still very likely a 5.5.
This guy was volleying with him pretty darn well ... I'm going to say he's a very good 4.5 (4.0 serve; 4.5+ groundstrokes, moves well.)
Does anyone know of a search engine for public courts?
I've only found a list of school courts, ever Park courts.
I happen to be looking for Delco/Montco (Philly) but of course this would be nice for everyone.
I am interested in developing my capacity to refocus my vision once the tennis ball bounces.
It’s self-apparent that once position/posture is established that what needs to ideally occur is a best possible tracking of the forthcoming target, just as a batter does in baseball - how can one...
Any tips on choosing a coach, perhaps revealing interview questions, before committing to lessons?
Is it better to choose someone younger, older? ... I see pros and cons for both ... are there styles of teaching I could inquire about?
Would you prefer someone who recently competed? ...
Take a look at 11:30 ... I've always thought that pros actually see the ball hit the racket face but what's really so is that they don't change their gaze once they get clear on the tracking of the ball.
Also see this ... a great set of ways to...
Here's a graphic I made...
Am I wrong in thinking that in/out is where the ball first touches the ground?
It seems to me, and I've seen this in volleyball too, that people think that as long as the ball visually covers the line - regardless that it...
This is incredible practice ...
if you jump to 3:00 to 3:08 you see two incredible backhands… hit harder than most forehands…(...how do they learn to do that?)
Hi, this is Randy, from Philly.
I’m 52, 5’8”, 335 lbs. (lost 70 so far; ≈ 100 to go)
I’d like to hear some advice and experiences from other players who went from very heavy to not (so very) heavy.
I’d also like to hear about the options to compete both nationally and internationally -...