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  1. JT_2eighty

    Over 40, what to eat before a tournament?

    meaning... the standard water with proper electrolytes... or something else?? I was planning on having coconut water for during the matches, and then hitting up a smoothie between matches on a day where I may play twice... something with a handful of the ingredients listed in this thread...
  2. JT_2eighty

    Over 40, what to eat before a tournament?

    Thank you all for the great responses! I am taking notes and going to implement some of the ideas as I play and condition for the month leading up to districts. Last question, what if you have an especially grueling match... what should you be eating to replenish and recover afterwards, but also...
  3. JT_2eighty

    What should i drink during matches and practices?

    Sorry to necro such an old thread, but I'm just picturing this guy going to the courts, pulling out real coconuts to drink from, and gnoshing on chicken legs during changeovers :-D:-D
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    Cramping

    I was curious about the pickle juice remedy I hear so much about. So if you are in the midst of match and start cramping... are you supposed to have a jar of pickles in your cooler ready to go?? How do people bring this remedy with them on court to have at the ready?
  5. JT_2eighty

    Over 40, what to eat before a tournament?

    I'll probably pack a cooler with fruit and appropriate snacks, yea that is a good idea. Are bananas still worth having to nibble on if needed between sets?
  6. JT_2eighty

    Over 40, what to eat before a tournament?

    When I was young, I could eat whatever, whenever, carbo-load, etc. Then just drink water as needed or gatorade, it didn't really matter when you are young. Now in my 40s, I feel like nutrition before and during, and even after, has to be a little more methodical. We have districts in less than...
  7. JT_2eighty

    Closest strings to polystar or polyfibre strings?

    I'd be interested in trying 1 pack first, I haven't used TCS, but my go-to was PF Viper as a cross, it is one of the softest polys i've used.
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    Stringing crosses looser for better pocketing and comfort

    Deforming the head also depends on the stiffness of the racquet from my experience. I've done 10 pound differential, for example, with gut mains and a real stiff poly cross, and the head maybe deformed by 1-2 mm at most. Playability was great. But usually I go 3 lbs lower on crosses and never...
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    Closest strings to polystar or polyfibre strings?

    I can't find my favorite strings anymore at the big retailers, my reels are coming to an end. Does Polystar or Polyfibre still make strings, or what is similar to these on the market? The closest I tested seems to be Solinco Tour Bite Soft, but curious if anyone knows if Polystar is still in...
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    USTA Captain Ban

    Who would actually want to captain 13 teams? That sounds horrible. Captaining 1 team is enough of a headache for most.
  11. JT_2eighty

    Will there be a four-peat league national champion at 18+ 4.0M?

    It would be proof that they should have never played 3.0 & 3.5 in '21 & '22.
  12. JT_2eighty

    2023 Match Result Prediction Competition

    I had a question about TR & TLS, as those are mainly geared to approximate USTA's NTRP dynamic ratings, is that correct? It seems that while UTR is more reliable at predicting outcomes, which do you find (TR vs TLS) more accurately predicts a player who is about to get promoted to the next level?
  13. JT_2eighty

    2023 Match Result Prediction Competition

    Ahh cool, thanks. So if there's a guy with a 9.xx from 2020, trying to self-rate against my team in 4.0 NTRP, he is full of it, eh?
  14. JT_2eighty

    2023 Match Result Prediction Competition

    I was curious, for 4.0 leagues, and UTR, what is the standard range you are seeing? I am not well versed in UTR, but see guys anywhere from 5.xx to 7.xx? I realize there is probably a grey area, but typically when do the 7.xx's typically hit the 4.5 NTRP level? 7.50? or higher?
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    Do doubles players get respect at your club?

    Q: Do doubles players get respect at your club? A: Yep
  16. JT_2eighty

    Most annoying players at your club

    The guy who tries to strike up a conversation during a changeover: "Hey, what do you do for a living?" or stuff like that. Save the chit-chat for afterwards, please.
  17. JT_2eighty

    Do doubles players get respect at your club?

    I still think it depends. If you mean a 3.5 team, sure. But high level doubles is just a different game. There are 4.5-5.0 singles players that hate doubles, and for that reason, do not play well against comparable 4.5-5.0 doubles players. Of course, there are many high level players that know...
  18. JT_2eighty

    Do doubles players get respect at your club?

    Well, singles players tend to be the best singles players, but not all are any good on the doubles court. If a team consists of singles + doubles, then any team's "best" player could in fact, be a doubles player.
  19. JT_2eighty

    Inactive, returning player dynamic rating?

    Yea, the opponents are below 3.61 on tennisRecord. But they put them on court 1, and so two of my better guys who had to re-self-rate won 0 & 1.
  20. JT_2eighty

    Inactive, returning player dynamic rating?

    That makes sense to me. I guess what is odd to me, is that by self-rating again, these people who used to have a solid computer rating, are now subject to the same "dynamic DQ" strikes system, that a fresh self-rated player is subject to? Because they are still self-rating this season as 4.0S...
  21. JT_2eighty

    Inactive, returning player dynamic rating?

    Haha! wow, yea that is a wide range of skill, indeed!
  22. JT_2eighty

    Inactive, returning player dynamic rating?

    Oh and another note, one of the opposing teams has a guy who is under 30 years old, who played college tennis, that self-rated at 4.0 I think someone said he played "NAIA"? is that like Div 2 or 3? or lower? He is not a 4.0 either way...
  23. JT_2eighty

    Inactive, returning player dynamic rating?

    What constitutes a returning player? Over 12 months idle? or more than that?
  24. JT_2eighty

    Inactive, returning player dynamic rating?

    We aren't. I was asking because self-rates can get strikes while computer rated players are safe from that for the season. We have a strong 4.0 team and a couple of my guys ended their years in the high 3.9 range according to the sites that replicate NTRP dynamic ratings. Our city...
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    Inactive, returning player dynamic rating?

    I captain a 4.0 team, and some of my regulars from a couple years ago (2016 - 2018), who had computer ratings back then, are now showing as self-rated on USTA for this season. Question is, are they treated by USTA the same as a completely new self-rated player, or does their history from league...
  26. JT_2eighty

    *****THE OFFICIAL HEAD PRO TOUR 630/280 Club*************

    That is a great find! I've used all the iterations except for this one, but the fact that it's made in austria makes it a keeper! I've not seen any specs on this version either.
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    Grommet for Dunlop Hotmelt 200g

    Anyone know the best grommets to use in the old Hotmelt 200G 16x18?
  28. JT_2eighty

    Rare Apparel and Shoes

    Is this a rare version? I have a used pair, but didn't realize it's rare if so...
  29. JT_2eighty

    Post Pictures of Your Tennis Shoes!

    Couple of my collections, used but still cool IMO:
  30. JT_2eighty

    best control spin oriented poly string??

    Tour bite, has what you need: awesome control & spin. Decent power but requires the user to supply it. Usually with strings, you sacrifice power for control, or control for power. You can't have both. Sure, you can have a "controlled power" type of response, but usually that means more...
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