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  1. FedLIKEnot

    What's practice like for your team(s)

    My experience is a lot like what’s been said. Captain grabs a few courts for 90 mins. Have a 10-15 min warmup get into pairings and first ball good. It’s not ideal but for me and my schedule it beats not practicing. I do try to work on stuff in the practice though. Either a tactic or shot and...
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    Drilled in face during team practice match.

    As many have said doubles has a lot of hitting it at and through players. I personally wouldn’t be mad at the 3.0. Two reasons either he doesn’t have those instincts yet to back up or in that moment to conceded the space he felt it better to stand tough and try to get a racquet on the ball. We...
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    2019 is going to be my year!

    1) played 13 USTA matches not as much as I would like but with a career change BACK into retail I knew it would be tough. 2) lost ten pounds and kept it off still short of the twenty I wanted to lose and 30 pounds more I need to lose. But making better choices just need to create the time for...
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    The Official Wilson Six One 95S Fan Club

    I use the PS 95s so a more open pattern but I don’t use a dampener I have used one in other racquets but doesn’t feel needed and actually without their is better feel combined with the open pattern.
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    Is it legal for your opponent to wave his racket/arms while you're hitting?

    As others have said it’s a hinderence. But like with gamesmanship as the opponent you have to weigh pros and cons of blowing up the spot. I’ve had people make noise and not a grunt but like legit distracting noises on my overheads or volleys and I thought about saying something even off hand...
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    Interesting happenings with NorCal 40+ 4.5+ Nationals representative

    Wow, just wow. Seems like we need a thread where we crowd source the most incredible USTA stories. But on topic to have a captain banned does cheapen the whole thing. Makes the intent and actions up to the ban questionable. But post ban IF all rules are followed it would seem petty to judge a...
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    Calling out the score

    I’m not saying it’s shenanigans however every time I have played someone who didn’t like to call score on their serve they have inevitably made “errors” in there favor. And than argue it with you, and than keep not calling out score. I always call out score and as a creature of my singles habits...
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    Black Shoes

    I am not sure what the heck is going on in this thread. But if your shoes can wear through the top coat of the court and down to the base layer than regardless the shoes are the wrong shoes. As far as color transfer to the court that can happen. I have via a slide scuffed the court. Nothing that...
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    Serena's FO Outfit ;) (The haters will love it)

    What is liked and disliked is arbitrary. One could say of course this is terrible so on and so forth. However that would simply be an opinion. And everyone is entitled to that. Surely Nike and Serena know that. Clearly this isn’t a “safe” choice. But why need it be. If it isn’t for you why does...
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    2019 blade

    I would buy it in any paint if they’d take away the Countervail and made it at least 4 points HL strung.
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    How do I start poaching?

    Trusting or knowing your partners General game plan when they’re serving helps. Make sure they know when your poaching so they can cover the dtl if it goes their and as someone said once you cross play it straight up don’t cross back and expect the ball!!!!!!
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    Discussion of Forehand Slice for Strategic Applications

    I use it in singles, as a return against hard server. Can use their pace against them just have to have the timing and racquet face where you want. Also works well on wrong footing or hitting behind the opponent usually to their backhand side and even more so if they themselves don’t have a good...
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    Started from the bottom now we're here.

    1. Men's or women's league. Men’s, though I have always played mixed and combo and am now mixing in singles tourneys. 2. What year did you start playing and how old were you. Started in 2014, got into a combo league after only a few months of actual playing. I was 24. After injuries from...
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    Fed's Mint Green Miami Outfit

    Sadly this look included some black shorts or a black shirt and you’d get a similar effect. I know this is terrible and I am extremely biased. But I do follow the same concept in my own on court outfits. Also why I despise matching my partner (mostly a request I get in MXD).
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    Fed's Mint Green Miami Outfit

    Wish the shorts were navy. But than again with Uniqlo fed likely gets whatever colors he wants. So to have this as a color or a call back to past kits of his isn’t surprising. What is a bit shocking is that he hasn’t signed a footwear deal yet it seems unless I’ve missed it. And to that end...
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    How to Enjoy the Competition of the League Matches?

    I most definitely have experience all of that and than some. In fact just yesterday was my first match in a year though I did play a few tourneys in the summer. I was nervous a ton of anxiety to just get it started. It always helps to start quick and get a break early. Save for that just...
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    Anyone Else Love Playing Doubles?

    I started tennis playing exclusively doubles I have moved to singles primarily in the spring season and than doubles for mixed and combo ... and I have to say I often am surprised how much I miss doubles. Alot of the reasons OP listed save for strategy or set plays. Though I would love it, my...
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    The Video Analysis/Online Coaching Thread

    No video but I had a match yesterday NorCal has an 18-39 league over winter early spring. It’s a line of mixed dub a line of women’s dubs and a line of men’s dubs. Anyways I promised myself I would not revert back this was the first time putting my new serve to match play. I was playing the 7.4...
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    Azarenka unsponsored with rackets again?

    Well she has had a tough battle for custody of her child and being able to bring him on tour if that is what you’re alluding too. I would say considering she’s had to have one mind on that and being a mom and another on her tennis no doubt it’ll be a tougher transition. And within that whole...
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    Dimitrov new racquet?

    I always thought his 93 was a little boxier through the PWS that almost looks more roundish. Than again paint and light don’t help much.
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    Don't You Wish They'd Bring Back The Bag?

    I totally get wanting the look of the years past. But bemoaning it as some way of making men less manly and corporate companies saving pennies with less material. It’s performance based. When sport specific seam and fit mapping took hold there was no going back. Properly aligned seams took out...
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    Dimitrov new racquet?

    Maybe I can’t count but 18/17? Old 97s? Wish he would make a change and stick to it. Not sure what HE feels is missing from his racquet but solve that and don’t look back. Suck for the year it’ll take to trust the racquet as Fed did more or less and never look back.
  23. FedLIKEnot

    The Video Analysis/Online Coaching Thread

    And I have heard that before too. But as slowly load, load, explode up and into the court. Which just like slow, slow, quick is such a simple concept but dang it if it isn’t hard to accomplish.
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    The Video Analysis/Online Coaching Thread

    Thank you for the compliment. I think a lot of the good aspects of my serve have to come with just being athletic, even if I am fatter than I was while playing basketball what feels like decades ago (in reality was just 8 years ago). But as I have said as level increases can’t just rely upon...
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    The Video Analysis/Online Coaching Thread

    All but the 2nd one we’re in. Last one I slightly hit with more pace and was in by about a foot. And that’s the hard part in this transition and likely where I’m losing the pace is I am not going after the serve so to speak. More guiding still than really letting go. Great call out of the...
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    The Video Analysis/Online Coaching Thread

    I hope this is the right forum- we have a couple different threads dedicated to match play or specific videos but was thinking we don’t have a thread for community analysis and coaching. So let’s try to be positive and constructive. And since one should never come empty handed: I am changing...
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    12 Pack Racquet Bags Wilson

    Solinco Tour bag is super solid great price point tons of storage space. Non brand sepecific so if you change racquets at a letter no guilt. Haha. And just does everything good. Love the string pocket in the middle and the shoe compartment. Two sides of climate control pockets is a lovely touch...
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    Dumbest ways you hit yourself

    Occasionally on a kick serve out wide my follow through catches my shin which is so odd. And I am just now learning the kick serve and gaining confidence with it. So that could be 90% of it. Also if a ball takes a odd bounce and I get jammed on my forehand I almost always smack myself with my...
  29. FedLIKEnot

    What I've learned since I've stopped switching racquets and strings

    For most we forget how much operator error dictates our play and look to find a magic potion. But finding a racquet that checks the most boxes is the best way to go. For me I have demod just about ever Prince, Head, and Wilson racquet the last few years and still here I am with a 2014 Wilson Pro...
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    Best Racquet For Hitting on The Rise?

    As many has said the ability to hit the ball on the rise is more a function of technique, timing, and footwork. However the racquet does play a part and why wouldn’t it. I would say finding a good cross between your current racquet and a more control based racquet would be the sweet spot. That...