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  1. K

    X-One Biphase 16G + ALU Power 16L on PS97?

    Hi! New to the forum but was hoping to get some advice on strings. I've been playing with the X-One Biphase 16G full bed up until this point on my Pro Staff 97 but have been finding my shots a bit flat and long so was looking to switch to a hybrid setup since I'm not a huge fan of a full poly...
  2. Pitti

    Advice on adidas shoes?

    Hi. I've been using a pair of black&red Adidas Barricade for a year and a half. I've played just one or two days each week in indoor hard court, but the sole is starting to wear off (the pattern is completely "erased" at the points where I'm more aggressive when I run or change directions). I'm...
  3. D

    I need advice to choose one of these 2 racquets

    I am an intermediate player (3.5). I am not on the weak side, but I'm not particularly strong either. 54 years old. I like to do a fair mix of slicing the ball for spin, and just a straight stroke for more power. I have been playing for a few years out of trial and error, but recently I had been...
  4. A

    Does adding a heated shrink sleeve really make a noticeable difference in game? (IG Radical Pro) (L5 vs L4+sleeve)

    I have seen similar threads specifically about different aspects such as swing weight, balance, but that was several years old and didn't really fit my situation, so I thought I'd check again. Trying to compare L4 with shrink wrap vs L5. Would it make a big difference or is it more of a mind...
  5. M

    Need recommendation for hybrid strings

    Hi I play with a Graphene Touch Speed Pro 18x20 String Pattern Currently play with volkl cyclone I'm looking for a durable hybrid that has a shaped poly in the mains because I want spin friendly strings or includes the volkl cyclone in the hybrid and want a soft durable string in the crosses...
  6. D

    Need Help choosing a racquet

    I am a high school player, with a skill around 4.0, looking for a new racquet. I currently use a 2016 Pure Aero Team with mid tension strings for control. What I want out of a racquet is something that has plenty of control and precision without sacrificing power, lightweight and maneuverable...
  7. Pctopcool

    Three months later, any progression on my serve (videos)?

    Three months ago, I posted a video on this forum, seeking advice on my serve (link). I got tons of great tips as well as well as kind words that helped and motivated me to work on that. I want to first say thank you to everyone who has helped me! Since then, I have been practicing serve...
  8. L

    How do I deal with an opponents mishits, frames, and net hits?

    I have a friend on my high school tennis team, lets call him bob, bob is tall and uses the babolat pure aero and hits his forehand in a western grip because he is tall and likes to hit balls while they are high. Due to his grip and that he doesn't watch the ball as he hits it he ends up framing...
  9. D

    Rallying against my hitting partner who plays rather flat

    I am wondering if anyone on this forum can give me some tips. I've been playing with my hitting partner for almost 4 years now. We just usually "rally", i.e. he likes to hit winners past me occasionally so he rarely allows any rhythm. I like to hit with moderate spin. I use hurricane pro or...
  10. Pctopcool

    Newbie seeking advice on serve (with video)

    Hi there, This is my second "newbie seeking advice" post here. From my first post, I received tons of great advice and encouragement that helped my game a lot. So, hopefully I can get some feedback again this time. I started playing tennis last fall, and am recently focusing on my serve. As a...
  11. F

    Need help for new racquets

    Hi people. Im looking for advice to changing racquets. I bought a pair of Head GSMP but never feel comfortable with their grip for forehands strokes...Before I played with a Blades BLX (Black and Gold) and I love it but I have to sell them because it had vibrations on tip so on serves destroyed...
  12. H

    Looking for some racquet/string advice!

    Hi everyone, bit of background first: Currently I play with a Yonex Ezone DR 100, weighs in at 341g with an overgrip with some blu-tak in the handle & a Head Graphene Radical Pro, weighs in at 342g. Both are strung with Luxilon ALU Power @ 52/53lbs. I find that both are quite stiff...
  13. Znak

    A year later, my serve still sucks.

    Trying to break down my serve and rebuild it this past year after 10 years of bad habits. It's proving tougher than I'd like to admit; I'm getting close but I still feel so far. I decided to get my friend to film me because in my head I feel like I'm doing things that I'm not and I'm glad that I...
  14. Josh_UK

    Info on Coaching in Australia

    Hello all, I'm new to the site and have already spent most of my day on here! I'm just looking for a bit of info about coaching in Australia... my partner and I are moving there late next year/early 2019 for a year (to begin with at least), and will be staying in Torquay with close friends...
  15. Pctopcool

    Noob practice with wall, need advice.

    Hi, Just found this forum recently, and have learned a lot here! I took a couple tennis courses ten years ago back in college (tennis 101 level), and haven't played since then. I recently started playing with friends (about five times), and have been trying to pick up the lost techniques. I'm...
  16. A

    Racket suggestions! :) Thank you!

    Hi! I'm 23 years old, and I play with a semi western forehand and a single handed backhand. I play an aggressive baseline game, and love to go to the net when the opportunity presents himself. I hit more flat shots than I do topspin. Ideally my racquet should be comfortable (plush, buttery feel...
  17. pdizzy

    NTRP 3.5M looking to improve game to 4.0

    Looking for advice on my game to improve to 4.0. Feel free to follow me and comment on my progress videos below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJ6cEJSKrS_LN4mOynmtNw
  18. G

    string help

    Looking for advice on strings. I have exclusively played with prince syn gut for as long as i can remember. Ihave occasionally switched between 16g to 15g topspin off and on but mostly use the 16g setup. I have never really explored other strings due to being generally happy with the prince...
  19. Bender

    Volleying Advice

    So lately my volleying skills have regressed badly and I'm either framing the ball, or hitting the volley too soft, or hitting the volley hard but too short. The main problem that I have identified is that when I'm playing doubles (and doubles specifically), when I'm the netman, as a righty, I...
  20. A

    Need help to choose? :)

    I am Head XT Instinct Mp and Rpm Blast user and I am planning to buy a new racquet. I have some choices but I need your suggestions and thoughts. I am 4.0-4.5 attack player and I love to go to net and hard hitting. I am 32 years old and 1.75m height. Never head any arm or wrist problem. I...
  21. A

    Advice on stringing Slazenger Pro braided 95 B/W

    Hello everyone from TW!. I need some help here. Just bought a new racquet on and need some advice. This is it. An Slazenger Pro Braided 95 Mid Plus+ 4 1/2. I was reading and some suggest to use an hybrid setup, also lots of pros are using them. So I was thinking maybe Babolat Vs Touch 16L...
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