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    Any slicer-dicers here want to ‘fess up on strategies that work against them?

    Do tell. Who came close? I know what makes me uncomfortable and could lead to a loss but everyone is different.
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    Any slicer-dicers here want to ‘fess up on strategies that work against them?

    S&V knocked it out of the park with his advice. ONLY time I am not comfortable slicing is when I'm being pushed back. If I'm allowed to move forward, I can slice anything from anywhere. And heavy slicers absolutely LOVE a low ball. I'll let that thing almost touch the ground and then spin...
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    Dubs: When your opponents are about to hit an overhead smash...

    Not really...just to old and slow to get out of the way!
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    How to find tennis buddy in BATON ROUGE?

    I think the Baton Rouge YMCA has a pretty good amount of players there.
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    Dubs: When your opponents are about to hit an overhead smash...

    Always stand my ground, may put the racquet right in front of my face, but always stand my ground...and never complain. I'm a big guy so I'm an easy target...besides not going to ever be able to get back in time...so I'm better off just staying put and try to react to whatever is coming. I've...
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    Dubs: When your opponents are about to hit an overhead smash...

    I stand my ground, take wide base (just like after split step), racquet up and out front with conti grip and then try to see/guess where they are going. This played a huge part of my combo match win last night as it just so happens. We had won the first set 7-6 and it was opponents serving at...
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    Northern Section players!

    Been hitting at Public Indoor in Fridley this past week. Very nice facility...just kind of far away from where I am staying. Going to hit at Fred Wells Tennis Facility tomorrow to see how that is. Still searching for a group to hit with on a regular basis while I am up here. Kind of hard...
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    Northern Section players!

    I finally got my racquets up here to be able to play. I've hit at Reed Sweatt (outdoor as indoor closed by the time I got there), Hopkins HS, and Round Lake. Thought about Lifetime, but that is just too pricey for me...even though it is right around the corner from me. Got my Wife with me...
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    Northern Section players!

    So LTF's charge for outdoor courts? I asked that question when I toured there 2 weeks ago and they said no. They don't charge for outdoor in Charlotte, so I didn't press that further. That would change my decision of where to play. I don't mind monthly fees, but can not stand being charged...
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    Northern Section players!

    Well this thread turns out to be fortuitous for me. Just so happens that my job is having me split time between my home in Ft Mill, SC and Eden Prairie, MN. So I will be 2 weeks in SC and 2 weeks in MN starting this week. Anyone that could help me out with the Twin City tennis would be...
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    New one-handed backhand [video]. Looking for feedback.

    Looks good. Only thing that I see is that on your take back you may want to keep your racquet more vertical. Take a look at Stan's slow mo videos for great example. Helped me get more "pop" on my OHBH.
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    Volkl V-Sense 10 325g, pretty much perfect

    Thanks Fuzz Nation. Pretty sure from your reply that the C10 is going to be more my cup of tea. Funny that you mentioned the "tip deadness" as I feel that from the O10. So much so that for the longest time I had trouble with my OHBH because I kept catching the ball high in that area. That...
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    Volkl V-Sense 10 325g, pretty much perfect

    Yeah...that's what I was afraid of. I need pretty much a carbon copy of the o 10 325. Anything on the c10?
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    Volkl V-Sense 10 325g, pretty much perfect

    How close in play and plow does the v sense 10 325 compare to the o 10 325? And is the C 10 closer to the o 10 325? Reason is that I have already been trying the Yonex's to replace my o 10's and I can't. It's like I can't play tennis anymore if something happens to my o 10's. I've been...
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    Tax Question

    Did you have to pay an entry fee? If so, it's not really $25 is it?
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    Accused of coaching...but was trying to correct an error

    They sell Bubbies locally. Never tried them, but I'll give them a shot. Love pickles!
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    Accused of coaching...but was trying to correct an error

    Yes...several deuces...at least 3. That's what drove me to react the way I did, because it went on so long. Wife's team won that game, but your statement still stands at working on her ad side returns! She is much better on the deuce side as her forehand return is very good.
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    Accused of coaching...but was trying to correct an error

    Oh dinner...that was another part of this story. No dinner for me. I was running late from work before we went to the court so she ate before and I picked her up to go to the match. I was expecting to go out for dinner afterword, but of course that was not happening. So when I got home all...
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    Accused of coaching...but was trying to correct an error

    Yep...several deuce's as well! That's what drove me to wave my arms around like a maniac and distract everyone.
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    Accused of coaching...but was trying to correct an error

    HAHAHA...no roids for me. But I will say this about any football player including myself, you have to be a little crazy to enjoy playing that sport!
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    Accused of coaching...but was trying to correct an error

    You're right! They won the first game. And after my interuption, she was so mad with me that she checked out and never recovered.
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    Accused of coaching...but was trying to correct an error

    I'm pretty sure that I was distracting...not intentional mind you, but I'm a big guy (x football player, and part of my problem with emotions watching sports) and I was up waving my arms back and forth. By the person from line #3 going and talking with their team mate, I know I was a...
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    Accused of coaching...but was trying to correct an error

    So here's the story...I went to an away match of my Wife's 5.5 combo doubles team. She is a 2.5 but has been around tennis for a long time and does know the rules fairly well. The courts were setup 3 in a row with no barrier in between each court and my Wife's team was playing #2 line and on...
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    Tonight, I was the jerk

    It's more psychological for me. I hate to admit that, but it's true. I've done all the physical exercises to help with my toss, even going as far as using my left (toss) hand for everyday functions (tv remote/cell phone/eating) and it has helped but still in certain situations it just goes...
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    Tonight, I was the jerk

    Hands up here...I'm a horrible tosser...have been for 40+ years of tennis. Believe it or not, I have never had anyone do or say anything other than helpful hints in trying to help me in regards to my toss. And just a little insight from a person that has done everything to try to toss better...
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    Dispute with pickleball guys - was I wrong

    Did you give some sort of indication that you were done? Really hate the types that are so pompous as to just stroll out on a court with no consideration to you whatsoever. But then his only argument to take the court was that their were 2 of them? So, if I'm playing singles I'll have to give...
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    Songs that really say something

    Nine Inch Nails/Johnny Cash - Hurt
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