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  1. jht32

    Lucky Dad

    Great post. Thanks.
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    Lucky Dad

    Good post overall but I have a different take on football and gymnastics. Yes, they are brutal sports with a high chance of injury. Yes, they are not sports for older adults to engage in. But many boys like to play football and many girls like gymnastics. When people are younger, this is the...
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    Whatever Happened To Common Courtesy?

    I completely agree with NTRPolice (who is serious) and r2473 (who is sarcastic). I had a guy with cancer who did not inform our team of possible complications when he joined. When we got to the 2.0 team league playoffs, the genius decides to go off and gets chemo (instead of just holding out...
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    whats more difficult? phd or 5.5

    Let's assume the person has both the motivation and financial support needed to reach nrtp 5.5 or obtain a PhD. According to the NY Times, the average PhD recipient needs an IQ of +132, meaning they are in the top 2% in intelligence (we're not talking about some online PhD certificate...
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    Best Rules for Public Courts

    That's okay. I can see that reading comprehension is not your strong suit.
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    Best Rules for Public Courts

    Perfect! And afterwards, you will have time to learn about logic. Win-Win! Okay, seriously, the point is this: IF you take the "OR" as a logical operator, THEN there is only one interpretation. IF you take the "OR" as a grammatical conjunction, THEN people will interpret it one of two ways...
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    Best Rules for Public Courts

    Maybe you can go and learn a little about logic. Please let us know how it goes.
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    Best Rules for Public Courts

    Okay, I'm running home right now get my math books (actually logic books). You run home and get your English book (actually reading comprehension books). Maybe we can get somewhere.
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    Best Rules for Public Courts

    Yes Yes. There's no alternative interpretation IF you follow the logical operator/logic rules. Spot, you didn't quote the full context. The logical operator means that if one condition is true, the entire statement is true. Thus, it translates to "whichever is first"
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    Maybe we need to come to an understanding about ratings

    What about USTA computer-rated players who haven't played any USTA in the past couple of years. Their skills could have improved or degraded drastically. Can they still state their USTA ratings in full conscience? What is the approved time limit? You would also need to clarify if your USTA...
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    Best Rules for Public Courts

    Because you may just want to hit, not play sets.
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    How many double faults per set do you "budget"?

    ^ I agree with the last 3 posts. General rule of thumb percentages I aim for are 60% of first serves, 90% for second serves. I then adjust based on opponent. My mentality for how agressive I am with the second serve is just like any other rally shot I hit. It's worth 1 point. Missing a...
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    Eh, pushers...

    Completely agree with your post (especially the bolded part). Just want to add that pushers have an inherent psychological advantage. Their strokes are usually not as pretty as their opponent's. The opponent thinks he should win and when he starts losing, he gets upset, which makes him...
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    Quickstart rocks...or does it

    Good point. Large number tactics vs small number tatics are not relevant for tennis. Number of touches on the soccer ball is not relevant for tennis. However, I think there are other soccer comparisons relevant to QS: smaller soccer balls and smaller soccer fields. It just makes...
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    Talent vs training

    True, but I don't know anyone who says that is is ALL genetics.
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    Possible to be succesful with a low aptitute for math and logic?

    You could be a legend and GOAT on TT.
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    USTA Sectional Opens Counting for TRN Rankings - 4/1 - 7/31

    This also goes on for academic reasons too. Some people can just afford to give their kids an extra year (or two) to give them a competitive advantage. It's just the way it is. I know. I graduated high school at 17 years 1 month old and I remember thinking that I would have prefered not to...
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    USTA Sectional Opens Counting for TRN Rankings - 4/1 - 7/31

    Yes, TRN is for college recruiting, and the graduation year ranking would be more valuable than age-based rankings. College coaches, if they knew the kids age, might factor that into the decision (or not). Some college coaches might give younger kids bonus points for being younger, some...
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    USTA Sectional Opens Counting for TRN Rankings - 4/1 - 7/31

    Why would it matter if it's a team sport or individual sport? If I'm trying to recruit the best tennis player or the best quarterback, the recruit's grade would matter. Also, the recruit's actual age either matters or not based on one's viewpoint. But the fact that it's a team sport or...
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    Dress Code Violation = Default ??

    I understand the all-white tradition at Wimbledon. I'm okay with the all white rule since I own white shorts and white shirts (although I always pair the white short with a colored shirt and vice versa). So wearing all white is not something I would normally do, but will reluctantly accept...
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    Up To You! Call Your Sectional Office!

    TCDF (TennisCoachDadFla), I think some people were claiming that FTD (FloridaTennisDude) was TCF, not that MrBill was TCF.
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    Up To You! Call Your Sectional Office!

    That's right, why did you bring it up? Why are you still upset that you were called a racist and protectionist? If you were called such, I'm am sure that it was well deserved based on comments you made. In any case, move on.
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    Up To You! Call Your Sectional Office!

    Tennishacker, No, I do not know that Misterbill was in agreement with me. So stop trying to speak for me and making things up. If you or anyone is interested in who said what to whom, look through past posts and review it. No need to re-discuss what was already discussed. Get over it and...
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    How can I say no?

    Great response. That's what I usually do when I don't feel like playing a stranger who I don't think would give me a good game/workout. Of course, occasionally I do play with whoever is available, but most days, I just don't feel like playing with someone who is at a much lower level. I...
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    Up To You! Call Your Sectional Office!

    tennis5, I don't know the history of these people who are referring to that are pushing/selling services. I only know of the posts that Misterbill has made. Misterbill makes very good points, but still you disregard him as having some secret agenda. That's just projecting other issues you...
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    Up To You! Call Your Sectional Office!

    I completely agree. Such a competing organization is a huge undertaking. I don't see it happening soon, although I am hopeful that such organization will come out. Competition is good.
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    Up To You! Call Your Sectional Office!

    Tennis5, please stop the attacks on other posters. We won't get any productive discussion if you continue to incorrectly conclude that anyone who disagrees with you has some bad ulterior motives. Thank you.
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    My Encounter With a Pusher

    TTMR would be right, the wall always wins, it never misses. TTMR wouldn't be complaining about 140mph serves, its the pusher serves that deserves to be abolished. TTMR - pushers are a patient bunch, they will wear you out on the tennis court and on the message boards with their rebuttals...
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    Talent vs training

    Thanks for the link. The author makes a very persuasive argument.
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