changes in game

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  1. Bobs tennis

    Bobs tennis Semi-Pro

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    I'm probably posting this on the wrong forum so relax. I haven't kept up with the changes that are being discussed or implemented but found the article on "tennis now" interesting---being considered 5 sets but 4 game no add scoring to set. 3 all play tie breaker -25 second clock on court--My favorite, towel rack in back of court no more ball boys with towels-no let serving.There were more but these were the most interesting. The reason for the changes was to add drama and keep game interesting and moving. Searched but couldn't find anything about these changes. What think You?
     
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  2. gmatheis

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    They are trying to dumb it down for the ADD generation.

    The only ideas I can get behind are the 25 second shot clock (because that's already a rule it's just almost never enforced) and the no-let serving (I think you'd get just as many balls that sit up as ones that become aces).

    The rest of the ideas wouldn't add drama, they would lessen it. 4 game sets would heavily favor anyone who got an early break rather than give the opponent a chance to claw back into the set. No-ad scoring again would mean you could never save 4 break points to finally win the game. You will also have more tiebreakers as many sets get to 3, 4, or even 5 all before someone gets a chance to break.

    Not sure what millennial morons come up with these ideas.
     
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  3. styksnstryngs

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    Really? You're going to make this about generation?
     
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  4. Topspin Shot

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    I would respond with something that makes your generation look bad but you're doing such a good job of that already.
     
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  5. rogerroger917

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    Tennis is taking too long in the junior tournaments. It has nothing to do with generations. If kids and parents quit tennis competition there will be a limited future for the sport. As it is best 2 of 3 sets you at times have to play 3 matches in 1 day in large draws. A regulat sectional tournament takes up 3 days. That's way too long. Shorten everything to 1 or 2 days max. More kids will play more often.
     
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  6. Doc Hollidae

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    Probably the same guy that came up with the Coman tiebreaker...
     
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  7. S&V-not_dead_yet

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    Who said it was a millenial? More likely a bunch of middle-agers trying to stem the decline in tennis popularity. Millenials probably don't sit on the committees where such decisions are made.

    I say not only ignore lets on serves, just give one serve.
     
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  8. S&V-not_dead_yet

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    "Taking too long" relative to what? Other sports? Or the way it used to be?

    in other words, is the excessive time due to changes that made matches take longer or have they always been this long and people just don't want to spend the time anymore?

    I didn't play juniors so such considerations weren't relevant to me; I taught myself how to play because I enjoyed the game. The future of USTA relies more on the masses paying their annual dues and playing leagues and tournaments than the relatively tiny % of juniors.

    I'm not talking about the development of deep professional talent. That's a separate issue.
     
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  9. gmatheis

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    you can't be a millennial ... you know the difference between your and you're :)
     
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  10. West Coast Ace

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    Yeah, there are a lot of 40+ and 50+ people with ADD; I sit in traffic behind them as they mess around with their smartphones instead of driving.

    I thought Fast 4 or whatever they call it was an idea of the TV overlords who want time certainty in matches. To which I say: blank off; don’t like tennis, let someone else have the broadcast rights.
     
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