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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    Who said I was broke? I'm guessing you're either well off, don't have kids, or maybe you're well off and have kids. Maybe money is tight but tennis means a lot to you. I don't know. Don't judge someone you don't know. I see people call you a troll and maybe they're right. Maybe not. Maybe...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    Look I understand why you might feel the way you do. You don't know me personally. You don't know my personality so it's tricky. You see what I and others post and interpret it how you want. I don't know your post history, you personally or your personality. I read what I read and interpret...
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    Greatest mystery of the universe ??

    How does anything exist? You can't create something out of nothing right? It's an amazing infinite question with no answer. If there's a God how was God created? What created God? And what created the thing that created God and so forth? I like to think there's parallel universes and life...
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    My eco-friendly balls

    I love the signature. Reminds me of playing Top Gun and Threshold on my commodore from way back.
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    Which type of player is the worst to play with?

    Jerks. They're the worst. Come in all shapes and sizes. I've been good at weeding them out over the years and am fortunate to play with good groups of people.
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    Are there any good tennis partner/hook up sites?

    Try meetup.com. I've met people there and if you're lucky there's a group in your area that meets up during the week or weekends.
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    Opponent wanted to only serve from one side?

    That's why I always carry a hat with me. I have a couple extras as well that someone else could use (I don't wear them, I have one specific hat I wear). I used to play with someone where we'd stay on the same side of the net for a set. I'm not sure why we did that. We both knew the rules...
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    Best tennis balls to use?

    Sorry, I'm an idiot. I mean the Slazenger Wimbledon Ultra.
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    Best tennis balls to use?

    @Tennis sensation I don't see those listed on the site, unless I'm searching for them wrong. @tennis347 do you mean these: https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Dunlop_ATP_Extra_Duty_Tennis_Ball_24_Can_Case/descpageDUNLOP-DATPXD.html @ChaelAZ do you mean these...
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    What makes a great mind? Some of these are athletes. Some people can say a certain athlete has a high <insert sport> IQ, but does that translate elsewhere? Some are entertainers. People call Kanye West a genius, but he sure acts like an idiot to me at times. Does that mean he's an idiot or...
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    To Get Better At Singles, Play More Doubles...

    I think that's a stubbornness problem on his end. Yeah he got to what, #8 in the world a couple years ago on the heels of winning a masters tournament. He then did nothing after that. Not sure if he thought it was going to be easy since he was that high up, that people would cower at him...
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    Saw Arctic (2019) with the wife on Amazon Prime. I like Mads Mikkelsen, but it was just, well boring. Ok you're in the arctic in a crashed plane and you're trying to survive. Someone else is with you who doesn't do squat. You're like awesome at survival and know so many things. But there's...
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    Best tennis balls to use?

    I've looked around on here and seen people complain about all different types of balls and also say how awesome they are. I'm used to the Costco Penn balls, but apparently they're not selling them now as they're out of season. I prefer to buy in bulk as it will last me a year or so. Where I...
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    Are you using a vibration dampener or not?

    Yes. My wife got it for me. It's a poo emoji holding a tennis ball. I'm not sure what she's saying to me. Is my tennis game crap? Does she think tennis is crappy? Was she just being funny? The world will never know.
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    Never claimed I had superior talented tennis skills. Said if I had 5k to spend on lessons when I was younger I'd likely be where I said I'd be. Athletics come naturally to me. I'm not being rude about it, I'm just stating a fact about who I am as a person. I don't let it define me. I could...
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    To Get Better At Singles, Play More Doubles...

    Someone said it earlier, but you need a good doubles partner. I did a meetup this past weekend and was warming up with someone who I would've hit singles against. But we had a 3rd person join and then eventually a 4th. It was clear that my partner was the weaker player, but they were able to...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    I get why you're saying that but you don't know me. Sports have come naturally to me since I was a child. It didn't take much for me to get up and running in any sport. Throw in 5k of lessons during my time of playing tennis then yes I'd be where I said I'd be. I played 3.5 my first year of...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    But what if you don't believe and you still win? Then what? It's all a bunch of hooey then right?
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    So you've spent 5k on lessons and you're a 4.0C? I spent maybe $100 on lessons years ago, and spent more time playing matches than practicing and my last rating was a 4.5C, and you want someone to take tips from you on how to get to 3.5? I'm more than happy to take the remaining $20k you've...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    It's odd. I went to a tennis meetup yesterday. Played with some people I'd never played with before. They never had a prayer or maybe it was they didn't pray enough, or wait I'm confused on this prayer thing. I didn't pray at all. I just did what I do well and that was enough. I guess this...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was talking with the Pope. Please teach us to pray. I never was told as a kid or ever heard anybody say I'm praying at a 3.0 level and if I want to get more from God I need to pray a certain way. Hmm so Federer fans forgot how to pray? Djokovic and Nadal fans...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    Being a genius in one area doesn't mean you'd be a genius elsewhere. So this national 3.5 player is a sandbagger? They were once Davis cup material but now play 3.5? Not 4.0? Not 4.5? Not open? So they're older and don't have the same mobility as when they played Davis cup and play 3.5 but...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    Ever heard of Tebowing? How'd that work out for him? Law of attraction only works so much. You have to be willing to do the stuff when it comes your way. You think people weren't praying for Federer to win Wimbledon? How'd that work out? Does Djokovic have more fans who pray? Do they say a...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    Ok. I can hit my forehand to bounce up around shoulder level on my opponents if I choose. It can frustrate most opponents, especially ones with one handed backhands. However do I think my forehand is anywhere near what Rafa can do? Nope. I wasn't coached in my youth either. I think these...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    Anybody can smack a ball hard. Smacking a ball hard, while controlling it consistently is another thing. That's what pros do so well. And a low paced ball can still generate an error. If I hit a lob that landed on the baseline and force you 15 feet behind and you dump it into the middle of...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    No we don't. None of us hit like Nadal, defend like Djokovic, serve like Isner, move gracefully like Federer. Most of our errors are unforced. At our hack level if you have two equal players at 3.0 the errors are going to be unforced, not forced. Nobody is going to hit hard enough...
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    You can have two pushers have a 60 shot rally with just lobs and moonballs and that doesn't mean that they're anywhere comparable to the pros. Pros rallies end because of the shots they force on each other. They are constantly forcing errors from each other. Us amateur hacks have our rallies...
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    Is capitalism killing itself with automatisation?

    It's not that simple. Let's say you have Ford, Chevy, Honda and Tesla as driverless cars. What controls them? Is there a nationwide system that alerts each of them if there's an accident so they slow down? What if one system is bigger than the others and fails, causing a bigger pileup? What if...
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    Is capitalism killing itself with automatisation?

    I think it'll take a long time to get there. Have you seen some of the software out there? I don't think we're going to have a skynet anytime soon. I think this whole self driving cars in 10 years thing is very ambitious. You need to change the whole infrastructure to support that. You'd...
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    Is it worse to get blown out or lose in a gut wrenching nail bitter?

    I think losing a close one is worse. You were there. Maybe you had match points (40-15) and couldn't close it out. It gnaws at you for a while. A bad decision here, luck by your opponent, horribly missed shot, etc will drive you up a wall. It could wind up leading to more losses as you...
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