Well I started playing tennis at the age of 44, so if you are better than me that is not a very big deal. I never claimed to have a wondrous usta career, I was just showing my record to prove your buddy dramaqueen wrong.
The league I play in the summer is a 4.5 league, but this league is a half level higher than what it should be ranked so I classify it at 4.0. Since I won the fall season I will have to move up to this leagues 5.0 which is the highest level it has, which again would be more like a 4.5 level.
The usta flex winter league I am in is a weak 4.0 level and there is no 4.5 singles league. So your assessment of my level is pretty accurate, I did not know that this winter league was this weak and I will not be playing in it the next season.
I will just use the rest of the indoor season to practice for next springs season. I will be playing strong 4.0 to 4.5 players in pick up matches and believe me I will lose against a lot of these guys. I am by no means afraid of losing, I play mostly against better players than me.
As far as stringing goes It does not take 30 years to become a good stringer, not even close to that. I have been string for 11 years and after a few months I was a decent stringer and after a few years anyone can be come a very good stringer.
I really don't care who you have strung for or how long you have been stringing. When you say that this stringing in the 30's is the way to go but yet very few pro players use that low of tension and most are in the mid 50's it does not make much sense.
I know that the low tension poly craze is popular now and if players can have success with the low tension then great. It will definitely feel better and be easier on the arm. I have tried tensions from 34-72 lbs. with poly and many other strings and everything in between.
And a lot of it depends on the player, the racket, and the strings. I use to use gut mains with poly crosses at 48+52 lbs. and with the low powered racket I was using at that time and with the swing I was using it worked fine. But that is not the norm.
All the players I know agree that the higher the tension the better control there is and the lower the tension the more power. I always thought this was common knowledge. That does not mean that a player cannot use lower tension and have control, but on average there is better control at higher tensions.
So I hope you like my counterattack.
Yes, your counterattack was very well though out and done very respectfully. Although I think you misread me when it comes to low tensions. I actually was trying to say that the majority of tennis players dont use very low tensions but it is my preference and has been for years. I actually dont think most tennis players will ever embrace low tensions. You need to have patience to develop the skills needed to harness the extra power and higher trajectory the ball takes after leaving your string bed. Even a professional tennis play would need to make more than just a minor adjustment to their swing in order to take advantage of very low string tensions, IMHO.