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    WIN Wins Mid-Atlantic!!!

    Washington InterNationals (WIN) team under @leech leadership, who put together a superb team, just clinched the Mid-Atlantic Sectionals at NewPort News, undefeated no less! Well done WIN and @leech, congratulations!!! Time to prepare for nationals now :D
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    Stringer Calibration

    When my machine was new, Gamma ELS 7900 - and actually it is still new IMO, I used to recalibrate it about every month. It has been two years now, and I strung a little over 250 times on it (low volume), and I am finding that I have to recalibrate earlier and earlier. First, I dropped it to...
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    Sometimes It Is A Good Loss

    We had our league match tonight, it was fast and fun, and although we lost badly, I enjoyed the match and our gentlemen opponents tremendously. Few of the better points of the match, obviously open to criticism:
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    JTCC Holiday Doubles Championship

    Hello All: This weekend the Junior Tennis Champions Center in Maryland, which Tiafoe, Kudla and several other ATP players graduated from, is hosting the Holidays Doubles Championship. So, for a change of pace, I thought I'll post some notes from the event and maybe others entering the event...
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    Marco Forehand - Great Buyer

    I just wanted to recognize a great buyers who is trustworthy, flexible and prompt. I would highly recommend any dealings with @marco forehand
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    FS: 2017 RF97 (x2) - 9.5/10 Condition, Matched

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Wilson ProStaff RF97, 2017 model Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 2 Head Size: 97 Condition (x out of 10): 9.5/10 - No scratches, abuses, cracks or anything. *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): <25 hours each *General...
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    Doubles - Taking Care of Serve Games

    During the last 4 or 5 months, I improved both my 1st and 2nd serves, they are really effective at my level (playing 3.5, 4.0, 8.0 and 8.5 leagues). More importantly I reduced my double faults significantly, majority of matches I have about 2 or 3 double faults, maximum of 5; of course unless I...
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    FS: 2017 Wilson RF97s

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): 2017 Wilson RF97 Autograph Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 4 Head Size: 97 Condition (x out of 10): 9.5 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): <2 hrs each *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes): All four are in...
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    National Teams Heads Up

    Thanks to @schmke for covertly publishing his list of best positioned teams for nationals, much appreciate it. We seem to be doing pretty well at 3.5 level, but not so good at 4.0 level, which is no surprise. Thank you Kevin for the information :)
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    FS: Angell TC97 18x20

    Item Description: Angell TC97 18x20; 310 gm (11.0 oz.) with 315 mm (9 pts HL) balance, black grommets and red synthetic grip, 27" in length. Grip Size: 4 1/2 Quantity: 1 Head Size: 97 Condition (x out of 10): 9.5/10; the grip is the only part that shows any usage, rest is in perfect condition...
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    Doubles - Helping My Partner

    Hello All: I am wondering how I can help my partner in a way that is constructive and helps us both play better. My partner hasn't played doubles before, but he is a pretty good singles player at 3.5 level. Unfortunately his singles game does not translate well into doubles and we give away...
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    FS: Angell TC97 16x19 (3)

    Hello: I have three TC97s for sale, I have been using these frame nearly a year, so they have mileage on them, but they each look and are in good condition besides few paint chips; they certainly perform as the first day I received them. Racquet Item Description: Custom TC97 16x19, 345 gm and...
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    Spend 1 Hr on Court, But Actual Play Time...

    We were playing a friendly doubles match, we chose to video record it so we can laugh at ourselves later on over beers. Total record time was 1 hour (58 mins to be exact) of actual match time, excluding late comers, warm up, etc. Once I edited the video to deduct the changeovers, time between...
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    I like playing against R.M., I like practicing with him too. He is a solid NTRP 4.0 level player, an impressive one at that as he has been playing only for 3 years. Self-admittedly he say he plays a tremendous amount of tennis; most mornings he tells me he hits with his spouse at 6 am, goes to...
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    Clamps Moving, normal?

    Hello All: As I am trying to learn as much as I can about stringing before committing to buying a machine, I have been reading quite a bit and watching numerous vids. I came across this video in which the stringer uses the clamps on a Gamma ELS machine, tensions the string, but as soon as he...
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    Inconsistencies In String Tensions

    Lately I have had significant variations and inconsistencies between reference tension I ask for and what I get from stringers. For example, In one case I asked for 53#, I got 46-47 (measuring using the frequency amplitude method, all natural gut), another instance I asked for 55# and got 60...
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    Las Vegas - Darling Tennis Center

    I am visit Vegas for few days and I thought I take my racquet with me, and I am glad I did. I found a clinic at the Darling Tennis Center, 25 mins from the strip, and I really like the facilities, the instructor and the clinic itself. A friend of mine also brought his gear and we reserved a...
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    The Kitchen Sink and More... Still Not Even Close

    I had a singles match with someone I had played once before few months ago, at which time I lost 10-5 in proset format. I had taken some notes about his game, I hadn't played well at the time, but was looking forward to testing myself again. This time we played on 3-set format and I had my game...
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    Nat Gut vs. Hybrid Setup - My Confusing Experience

    Hello All: I am quite clueless with tennis technology and choices of equipment, I try to use whatever feels good to me, and of course, the experiences I have had few decades ago play into my perceptions, although they may no longer be applicable. I am intermediate player and I have been using...
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    Hello To All

    Finding this site and information in the forums was a eureka moment for me, thank you all for the informative posts you have already made and knowledge you have been sharing. I have been drinking all of it as much and fast as I can. I hope not to bore you with this post, but I came to...