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    My Son Made the 8th Grade Team

    Thank you, this sounds like a good strategy. The past couple of days I have encouraged him to follow his deep shots up toward the net and try to get the advantage. That has been pretty effective in practice. Maybe if we put work into something else it will be getting him a better first serve...
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    My Son Made the 8th Grade Team

    There are 1400 kids at the school 7th and 8th (probably 700 in each grade), the team team is 12 kids combined from both grades, I am not sure about the tennis interest from the students. (We live in suburbs and most of my play is in the city of Houston.) He has really only been focused on...
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    My Son Made the 8th Grade Team

    Do you think I should just have him focus most effort on this or should I try to develop his backhand? He gets a lot of his serves in but there is no attack with the serve. I basically just had him focus on starting with the racquet on his shoulder and getting the face of the racquet to the...
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    My Son Made the 8th Grade Team

    They had a cut, they had apprx. 40 trying out and 12 making the team. I had a brief talk with the coach when my son and I were playing after school.
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    My Son Made the 8th Grade Team

    My son who just started playing a couple weeks ago has made the tennis team at his school 5A. I got him 1 lesson and worked with him the week prior to the tryout. I was actually surprised by his quick progress and that he was able to get enough together to make the team. He is very athletic...
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    bending my knee, is it impossible.

    I am trying to do more shadow swings. I think that this and conscious repetition will help. It is just frustrating me that I am trying to ensure I do this but constantly neglect to do this.
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    bending my knee, is it impossible.

    I am having the absolute worst time bending my knees when hitting. I do not know why it is just not happening. It is feeling very unnatural. I am coming back after a few years of not playing and I think this is really one of the final things that I need to work out to have my game back in order...
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    First Double Bagel League Match

    This was quite a competitive match despite the score. All point were hard earned. There were some extended rallies and I ran down alot of balls that probably should have gotten away from me. He was having trouble putting away the point after he moved me out of position. What is interesting...
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    First Double Bagel League Match

    Well I have beat my first opponent in a league match 6-0 6-0. I have given out bagels before but this was my first in a recorded setting. Honestly I felt bad but I couldn't let up. It was my first match of the season and truthfully I think my opponent was a better player than I. He seemed to...
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    Would these two be ntrp 3.0? (6 min trimmed video)

    That is worse than 3.0. That was hard to watch.
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    Carson and Easter Bowl Acceptance

    I'm glad I have a son :)
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    Etiquette

    How about instead of walking off like a biatch you back up from the net and play the game. I have played doubles with a weak partner that serves where the opponent can return from inside the base line and I back the hell up cause I know it is going to come at me. If I try to get up there to get...
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    my strokes (5.5) if interested

    Congratulations on the win and good luck in Victoria.
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    Carson and Easter Bowl Acceptance

    Second round loss. I think that this is a terrible idea Brad has going. Deiton is going to lose his ranking if they don't play 16's at least with 18's he can get a junior ranking
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    Throwing my racket... at least once a day. (Serious Thread)

    I would try the wristband first and make sure you have no sunscreen on your hand.
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    Attacking A Weak Serve

    If you get alot of bounce to work with spend some time getting your feet right. Rushing is probably the number one reason people mess this shot up. Remember you have plenty of time to get set before you tee off on it. With a high bounce I go with the flat deep hard forehand, usually dtl. If...
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    Carson and Easter Bowl Acceptance

    Wow. That is defiantly an interesting move. Not sure that was the best thing to do given the WC he burned.
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    Can you appeal a player, if so how?

    10 bucks says the DII scholarship is hearsay and BS. I just wouldn't worry about it, it's not your job to determine which rating everyone should have.
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    Tennis Drama and Attitudes..What should I do?

    My philosophy is that everyone can play the game however the would like. If you want to celebrate your points then by all means celebrate them. If you want to attempt to be an elitist ***** like yourself then you can play that way too. I personally play singles and since i have no partner to...
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    Tennis Drama and Attitudes..What should I do?

    Well at least now I know what Busch League means. To insult my IQ just shows your ignorance.
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    Can a T rate player get DQ'd

    Just wondering I don't ever play league or anything but I have a Tournament rating . If I was to play a league would it be possible to be DQ'd? This question mainly comes up after reading about others dilemmas.
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    Tennis Drama and Attitudes..What should I do?

    So all of yall are playing to lose? Yall are bashing the OP for winning. He started as 3.0 and got bumped to 3.5 I really wouldn't say he is working the system. Usually when someone is losing they are frustrated with themselves and they take it out on the other side of the net. A little high...
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    Unpopular tennis tactics

    I'll use a deep floaty slice for this.
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    I played too much now elbow hurts

    That is hilarious. I am playing with a K 6.1.95 so it has some weight to it but may be a little stiff. I'll just have to make sure to take a break. I'll also try to avoid getting sloppy when tired. I might just play with my YT Radical MP the next couple times I play. I do need new string...
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    I played too much now elbow hurts

    My form did start getting sloppy towards the end yesterday. This is the first time I have had this problem. It is feeling better today, hopefully it goes away this weekend. The only hitting planned for the weekend is some messing around with my wife and my son.
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    I played too much now elbow hurts

    I have been playing too much lately and after playing tonight my elbow is now sore. What should I do? This is the first time this has ever happened. Cream, brace, pills, or nothing at all?
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    48÷2(9+3) = ??

    I did it the stupid way the first time. The answer is 288
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    Unpopular tennis tactics

    I think what we have learned here is that the drop shot and lob tactic is the most unpopular. In fact it is so hated that even talking about it pisses people off.
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    Hitting People with the ball.

    I wish everyone would just hit it at me. That would save me alot of running around.
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