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    Match tightness

    Has anyone looked at themselves on video when they were taping a practice be a match? It would be interesting to see say a side by side of the free and easy world class forehands we have in practice or lessons against the tight stroke we feel in matches. It would be interesting to see outside...
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    Hanging with better players

    Watching a 10fitmen video. Exhibition match between the guy Milan and a top150 atp player. He hangs with the pro pretty well. At what point or level does the curve level out to where one can hang hit compete with better players. There seems to be a wider “basics” gulf between 3.5 and 4.0 than...
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    Cheating heart

    Is taking lessons from two coaches without disclosure considered cheating? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    When do errors become their fault.

    It seems like I’m struggling to make this transition from 3.0 to 3.5 and then focus on the next series of goals. I’ve worked very hard on fitness; and started to develop a more reliable serve and can tend to draw a lot of short floaty defensive balls that I drive into the net, back of the fence...
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    Exercise and Tennis

    I’ve traveled a lot for my job this year. Lots of all nighters. Lots of booze. My wife got me some sessionswith a personal trainer who is kicking my ass we’ll beyond where I’d like but I’m the one asking. Since I’ve started my fledgling tennis skills have become non existent. I have no feel in...
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    What’s the better line up in dubs? Say for 6.0.

    M. F 3. 3 2.5. 3.5 3.5. 2.5 4. 2 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Third set mindset

    What is your mental state when going into the third set or tie break having lost the second? How does that differ from when you’ve won the second? For my part I find myself pissed at myself if I’ve won one and lost two, and it takes me a game or two or a few tb exchanges to start getting points...
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    ESPN APP

    Are use the ESPN app to check on tennis scores during the day. It’s not the best, but it’s easily accessible on the phone. Every time I fired up there’s always an article about how Steven a is upset. Why do I care if Steven is upset? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Little Steps make no sense

    Got my butt kicked last night by someone who made me uncomfortable by making me adjust a lot but small. Al the sprints I got to with plenty of time. It sucks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Groundstrokes Harder

    Stupid question: How do you practice or dril hitting the ball harder so that you can really whack it but it still go in. When I am by myself against the machine I can play with timing until Iget it right, but in match or even friendly rallies, I think that I either pull the shoulder out too...
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    Swinging with lower able players

    I play a lot with people that I’m better than. Not saying much there. I videoed a hit with my wife yesterday, subconsciously I felt like I was taking shorter strokes and accelerating through the ball but many on video were slow bunts. Likely because she does hit fast balls ok, but I have...
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    Tall People Only

    Every time i video myself, it looks slow and awkward. I seem to lope slowly to my contact area. 2 steps instead of 5. My coach wants me to step smaller and I get why. I tried yesterday and my small steps are still larger that the YouTube pros. I’m not the most athletic guy, but I’m not in bad...
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    When to change rackets

    Like many, I started out playing with a racket I bought from academy- the spin power dominator. When the tennis bug bit, and this forum let me know that no one who is serious can play with a $50 racket, I got another racket. This one had specs like it was white, and a picture of the joker on it...
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    Opening the Chest

    I think I take the whip too literally. Both my coach and my wife say that I pull my arm through the shot with too open a chest. Watching OZ last night I see that the majority players hands are relatively constant in relation to the shoulder where as mine falls way behind and catches up. I think...
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    Countrymen early rounds

    Is there an intent to make match countrymen or persons in the early rounds to eliminate multiple representation? I’d rather see atomic meet KiKi in a final than first rounds or the perpetual meeting of Taylor Swift and Isner in early rounds. Doesn’t seem as random as all that. Sent from my...
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    Every Rally ended in my error

    Played what you could consider a pusher with lethal put away flat blast. My coach and I have been working on consistency and when to look to break the pattern I'm back out of my element. I played a guy with push like strokes but he was an NFL scouting team backer, so my height and 4x as fast. He...
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    Deuce Duals

    Any strategy ideas for when one is locked in a deuce and one opponent is owning the the deuce side and the other ad? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Drop feeds vs Wall

    I have access to a ball machine sometimes but can get an open court or wall easily. I take lessons but want to practice more and the best time for me to hit is well before others get out of bed. I have been serving more baskets of balls watching progress slowly. But also the want to go with...
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    Forehand - Staying in the Shot

    My coach / instructor tells me I am not staying down through the ball and brushing up too much at contact which leads to no matter how hard I hit the ball I lands on or about the service line. The spin makes it jump to the base line so its not a sitter. His (and my) goal is to hit the ball a...
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    Running through the ball

    I’m not incorporating a lot of deformation considerations in my calcs, but me as a 240#’er running through the ball just bunting transfers a lot of kinetic energy to the ball. I have a problem with staying too far back on weak servers and running through contact and sending the ball long. Being...
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    Running through the ball

    I’m not incorporating a lot of deformation considerations in my calcs, but me as a 240#’er running through the ball just bunting transfers a lot of kinetic energy to the ball. I have a problem with staying too far back on weak servers and running through contact and sending the ball long. Being...
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    Running through the ball

    I’m not incorporating a lot of deformation considerations in my calcs, but me as a 240#’er running through the ball just bunting transfers a lot of kinetic energy to the ball. I have a problem with staying too far back on weak servers and running through contact and sending the ball long. Being...
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    In the center

    I practice more these days with angles and slices, but played a match last night where I couldn't hit anything out of these middle. Other than *just do it* is there anything, mental image that I can adopt to take me into a practice space ? Sent from my SM-T813 using Tapatalk
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    Judging Your Own Speed

    Yesterday I played a flex match with a guy that was better than me. He had more shots, and better command of the court, but he was complimentary on my game. He inferred during the match that he could tell my arm was warming up since my serves had upped in pace. I thought he was "sharking" me at...
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    Everyone develops

    I started out worse than everyone I know, and I quickly segregated to the bottom of the ladder. Work, lessons, playtime later, I’m now feel even with a lot of guys in my flight but not better. Matches are more competitive but not falling yet in my favor. Let me live vicariously through your...
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    Watching the ball / Posing

    Some pros advocate catching the racquet after a ground stroke, some advocate a pose. Some players hit the ball and follow the ball all the way over the net. IN searching for watching posing threads, some people advocate watching / holding the pose. My personal issue on a ground stroke [or...
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    Return a heavy ball from the backhand

    I have a consistent hitch that takes my OHBH out of play when facing heavy top spin players. I just cannot get in front of the ball. I track the ball ok enough, but when the ball hits and ricochetes I'm usually late and usually swinging through on the wrong plane. IN the past few months, I've...
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    Players Racquets

    I bought an “old school” 2010 players racquet for a science project. Strung it the same as my go tos. It’s a 93 sqcm versus my more normal 99 and a few more points head heavy but only about an ounce heavier over all. I can feel the difference in the swing and so far I have to take mad cuts at...
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    Self Diagnose- What’s your progression

    Scenario: You’re playing an even match with a friend, it’s competitive but you’ve played this person before. You’re serving well and defending your serve, and your pressuring his enough to where the set could go your way if you get a break. Your opponent is quick, and generally hits it in...
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    Felt the slot today

    I hit a couple balls with my wife today. She doesn’t put a lot of pressure on me, so it’s easy to get more introspective with the hit. Sometime during the morning, I felt me squeezing the racket very tightly during the stroke. Starting just think bounce hit / bounce hit type of Rally, I really...
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