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Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by leech, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. leech

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    I got a lot more popular in USTA circles this year (wonder why), so took me a while to count up my 3.5 results from 2016.

    9-5 in singles (2-2 in playoffs)
    22-0 in doubles (9-4 in playoffs)

    I've been fortunate to have been paired with a doubles partner that is better than me in all but one match this year. I'm planning to start my own 4.0 team next year with recent bump-ups, so there won't be any pressure of winning, while retaining a core group of guys from my 3.5 circle.
     
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  2. Startzel

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    Were you captain of any of your teams the past couple of seasons?
     
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  3. leech

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    Not in Adult league play. I had played for three different captains at 4.0 the past three years.
     
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  4. tennis tom

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    Don't be so hard on yourself, Nadal got a long way with ****ty technique and athleticism alone. First time I saw him play, I said he's going to tear himself apart and it's happned--bad luck with that appendix thing--should have just had it taken it out right-away, but maybe they don't have general surgeons on Majorca. Sound's like you're young, if you want to be playing tennis for life, I'd suggest hooking-up with a good coach for the long run who will take you on for the long run. It's a big commitment and a long tedious process to get the proper technique it takes to survive in tennis into old-age--or move onto golf or croquette. Many here believe it takes about $10k for the lessons to learn the process that it takes to get proper stroke technique and to learn the unwritten yoga of the sport, that only a great coach who's been there can convey.

    Play doubles and learn how to serve and volley, that's how they learned in the old days when they needed to or enjoyed playing tennis, they played singles, dubs, and mx'ed and learned to s&v. That's why in the "moderne" game they seldom s&V, it's not the "equipment"--they don't know how to. After they lose the first point at the net, they retreat to the baseline.
     
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  5. nytennisaddict

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    liked getting layed off from a deadend job, it's a blessing in disguise...
    as others have said, a good time to force yourself to improve.
    at the very least, learn doubles.
    join the worst team in the league, or start a team of your own...
     
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  6. Startzel

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    Or you can get yourself bumped down and go to nationals :cool:
     
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  7. S&V-not_dead_yet

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    Plus S&V is just so much darn fun!
     
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