Tennis Talk Glossary of Acronyms!

sansaephanh

Professional
*If you are here to look up an acronym don't be afraid to use the CTRL+F feature and type in what you're looking for!*
Hey guys, I'm a tennis noob and hate trying to figure out what everyone on the boards is going on about!

Here's the deal: You guys toss every Tennis related Acronym you guys have at me and I'll update it whenever I get a chance to! Of course we will have separate categories to be more organized! Once the categories start getting intensified I might start adding subcategories (EG; Strings=Polyester. Multi, Synth, Etc.)

Let the barrage begin! Please try to use the same simple format I am so I can just copy and paste it!
******PLEASE Tell me what it is please. I don't always know if these are strings, rackets, or other things.******
^^The reason i started the thread =P^^

~<{[Strings:]}>~
B5E: Black-5-Edge
BC: Technifibre Black Code
BM = Genesis Black Magic
PHT: Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour
B5E: Weiss Cannon Black 5 Edge
SS: Kirschbaum Super Smash
WC: Weisscannon *BRAND*
APR: Alu Power Rough
PSBG: Pro Supex Blue Gear
PL2: Kirschbaum Pro Line 2
PL1: Kirschbaum Pro Line 1
PSGD = Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex
PSGO = Prince Synthetic Gut Original
BHBR = Big Hitter Blue Rough
TCF: Topspin Cyber Flash
BHB: Big Hitter Blue
BHBR: Big Hitter Blue Rough
BHS: Big Hitter Silver
BHSR: Big Hitter Silver Rough
BAM: Big Ace Micro
BBO: Original Big Banger
BBR: Original Big Banger Rough
OGSM = Gosen OG Sheep Micro
MCS = Mantis Comfort Synthetic
SPPP=Signum Pro Poly Plasma
SPPPP=Signum Pro Poly Plasma Pure

~<{[String Gauges]}>~
For gauges this is from the TW site:15g= 15 gauge.

String Gauges and Diameters in millimeters
15 = 1.41-1.49 mm
15L = 1.34-1.40 mm
16 = 1.26-1.33 mm
16L = 1.22-1.26 mm
17 = 1.20-1.24 mm
17L = 1.16-1.20 mm
18 = 1.10-1.16 mm
19 = 1.00-1.10 mm
*Keep in mind that according to the USRSA, ( I am just stating what the USRSA states on their site and the USRSA " Digest" ) , the string gauge is the gauge under tension, so as such it may be under one gauge not tensioned, and be a thinner gauge once tensioned.

~<{[Rackets]}>~
PS6.1C or PSC = Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 Classic
PKRD: Pro Kennex Redondo
B100=Dunlop Biomimetic 100
B200=Dunlop Biomimetic 200
B200+=Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus
B200 Lite=Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Lite
B200T=Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Tour
B300=Dunlop Biomimetic 300
B300 Lite = Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Lite
B300T=Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour
B500=Dunlop Biomimetic 500
B500T=Dunlop Biomimetic 500 Tour
B500L= Dunlop Biomimetic 500 Lite
YRMP: Head Youtek Radical MP
YROS: Head Youtek Radical OS
MGRMP: Head Microgel Radical MP
LMRMP: Head Liquidmetal Radical MP
LMROS: Head Liquidmetal Radical OS
PT630: Head Pro Tour 630
WKT: Wilson Kobra Tour
TF 320: Tecnifibre T-Fight 320
TF 320 V02: Tecnifibre T-Fight 320 V02 Max
TF 325: Tecnifibre T Fight 325
TF 315: Tecnifibre T Flash 315
TF 300: Tecnifibre T Flash 300
TF 305: Tecnifibre T Fight 305
TF 295: Tecnifibre T Fight 295
PDGT: Pure Drive Graphite Tungsten
PDRGT: Pure Drive Roddick Graphite Tungsten
PD+GT: Pure Drive + Graphite Tungsten
PDR+GT: Pure Drive Roddick Plus Graphite Tungsten
PSGT: Pure Storm Graphite Tungsten
PSTGT: Pure Storm Tour Graphite Tungsten
PSLGT: Pure Storm LTD. Graphite Tungsten
PST+GT: Pure Storm Tour Plus Graphite Tungsten
AS GT: Aerostorm Graphite Tungsten
AST GT: Aerostorm Tour Graphite Tungsten
APD GT: Aero Pro Drive Graphite Tungsten
APD+GT: Aero Pro Drive Plus Graphite Tungsten
K90 - Wilson Kfactor Tour 90 from Asia
AK95 - Wilson Kfactor 95 from Asia
AN90 - Wilson Ncode Tour 90 from Asia
AN95 - Wilson Ncode 95 from Asia
APC - Aero Pro Control
APC+ - Aero Pro Control Plus
APD - Aero Pro Drive
APD+ - Aero Pro Drive Plus
APDC - Aero Pro Drive Cortex
APDC+ - Aero Pro Drive Cortex Plus
K90 - Wilson Kfactor Tour 90 from the US
K95 - Wilson Kfactor 95 from the US
N90 - Wilson Ncode Tour 90 from the US
N95 - Wilson Ncode 95 from the US
PC - Pure Control
PC+ - Pure Control Plus
PC600 - Prestige Classic 600
PD - Pure Drive
PD+ - Pure Drive Plus
PDC - Pure Drive Cortex
PDC+ - Pure Drive Cortex Plus
POG - Prince Original Graphite
RDS ### - The Yonex RDS series of frames, seen commonly in the RDS 001 & 002
RDX ### - The Yonex RDX series of frames, seen commonly in the RDX 300 & 500
BLX90: BLX Six.One Tour 90
ABLX90: Asian BLX Six.One Tour 90
KPS88: K Pro Staff 88
AG: Aerogel
AG4D: Aerogel 4D
BA98: Pro Kennex Black Ace 98
BA93: Pro Kennex Black Ace 93
KBT: K Blade Tour

~<{[Shoes]}>~
BF2: Nike Breathe Free II
BII: Adidas Barricade II
BIII: Adidas Barricade III
BIV: Adidas Barricade IV
BV: Adidas Barricade V
BVI: Adidas Barricade VI
BC: Nike Breathe Cage
BCII: Nike Breathe Cage II

~<{[Miscellaneous/Phrases]}>~
RN=Rafael Nadal
RF=Roger Federer
GROAT = Greatest Racquet of all time
GSOAT = Greatest Shoe of all time
GHOAT: Greatest HAT Of All Time (Berdych/Isner Hats. Go ask Fuji for an explanation =P)
FO - French Open
FS - For Sale
FS/T - For sale or trade
FT - For Trade
GS - Grand Slam (each of the four majors)
GS - The Grand Slam (to win all four majors in a calendar year)
HD - High density string pattern
ITF - International Tennis Federation
MP - A mid-plus sized racquet (from approx 93 square inches to 103, commonly seen in 95, 98 & 100) can be used as a suffix to describe a racquet
NTRP - The USTA National Tennis Rating Program
NWIP - Not what I posted
OBO - Or best offer
OS - An oversize racquet (a racquet bigger than 103 square inches) can be used as a suffix to describe a racquet
SV - Saint Vincent or Serve and Volley
TS - Topspin
TTW - Talk Tennis Warehouse
TW - Tennis Warehouse
W - Wimbledon
WTA - Women's Tennis Association
ATW - around the world, a one peice string pattern for racquets that require a two peice job.
GOAT = Greatest of all time
RHS = Racket Head Speed
VD: Vibration Dampener
TG: Tourna Grip
XL: Longer Than 27in racket or Xtended Length to some.
RPM: Revolutions Per Minute. (Nadal generates 10000000000000000000000000000 RPM on his forehand)

~<{[Strokes]}>~
FH = forehand
BH = backhand
SWFH = semi-western forehand
WWFH = Windshield Wiper Forehand
1HBH = One-Handed Backhand
2HBH = Two-Handed Backhanded
SHBH =Single Handed Backhand
DHBH =Double Handed Backhand
WFH=Western Forehand
EFH = Eastern Forehand
DTL = Down The Line
CC = Cross Court

~<{[Grip Size]}>~ (not TT specific though)
L1 = 4 1/8
L2 = 4 1/4
L3 = 4 3/8
L4 = 4 1/2
L5 = 4 5/8

~<{[Specifications and Technical]}>~

SW = Swingweight
SW1 = Swingweight 1; Swingweight Level 1; relatively obscure term for "low swingweight"
SW2 = Swingweight 2; Swingweight Level 2; relatively obscure term for "high swingweight"
HL = Head-Hight
HH = Head-Heavy
RDC = Racquet Diagnostic Center; almost always refers to the Babolat RDC machine; may also be used to describe swingweight measurements taken by the aforementioned machine
P1 = Priority 1, a world-renowned professional racquet customization/stringing service
Headlight to Centimeters Conversion: 1cm = 2.98pts headlight. The centimeters refer to the point of perfect balance i believe. So@29.8cm = 10 pts headlight. I think this can only be measured by people with a balance scale.
 
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TheOneHander

Professional
How about a HEAD formula?

1) Choose your line of racquet: LM (Liquidmetal), FP (Flexpoint, sometimes seen as FXP), MG (Microgel), YT (Youtek), IG (Innegra)
2) Choose the racquet line: R (Radical), P (Prestige), E (Extreme), I (Instinct), S (Speed)
3) Choose your headsize: M (mid), MP (midplus), P (pro), OS (oversize), T (Team), S (the literal S model)

For instance, YT+P+M= Youtek Prestige Mid.
 

FuriousYellow

Professional
~<{[Strokes]}>~

FH = forehand
BH = backhand
SWFH = semi-western forehand
1HBH = one-handed backhand
2HBH = two-handed backhanded

~<{[Grip Size]}>~ (not TT specific though)

L1 = 4 1/8
L2 = 4 1/4
L3 = 4 3/8
L4 = 4 1/2
L5 = 4 5/8

~<{[Rackets]}>~

POG = Prince Original Graphite
PS = Wilson Pro Staff
 

davedomart

Semi-Pro
TCF: Topspin Cyber Flash
PS: Pro Staff
BHB: Big Hitter Blue
BHS: Big Hitter Silver
BHSR: Big Hitter Silver Rough
BAM: Big Ace Micro
PHT: Pro Hurricane Tour
B5E: Black 5 Edge
PL2: Pro Line 2
PL1: Pro Line 1
PDGT: Pure Drive GT
PDRGT: Pure Drive Roddick GT
PD+GT: Pure Drive + GT
PDR+GT: Pure Drive Roddick + GT
PSGT: Pure Storm GT
PSTGT: Pure Storm Tour GT
PSLGT: Pure Storm LTD. GT
PST+GT: Pure Storm Tour + GT
AS GT: Aerostorm GT
AST GT: Aerostorm Tour GT
APD GT: Aero Pro Drive GT
APD+ GT: Aero Pro Drive + GT
BLX90: BLX Six.One Tour 90
ABLX90: Asian BLX Six.One Tour 90
KPS88: K Pro Staff 88
AG: Aerogel
AG4D: Aerogel 4D
BM: Black Magic or Biomimetic
K: K Factor
GT: Graphite Tungsten
BB: Original Big Banger
BBR: Original Big Banger Rough
PSG: Prince Synthetic Gut
BA98: Pro Kennex Black Ace 98
BA93: Pro Kennex Black Ace 93
KBT: K Blade Tour
 

VGP

Legend
~<{[Grip Size]}>~ (not TT specific though)

L1 = 4 1/8
L2 = 4 1/4
L3 = 4 3/8
L4 = 4 1/2
L5 = 4 5/8

The "L" gets me these days. That was a carryover from even before the days of graphite. For those that don't know, it stands for "light" racket in the appropriate grip size.....which is still sort of appropriate these days for what are considered players rackets. A Light racket was one that weighed about 12 to 12.5 ounces......

I don't think people really want the super light (SL) and ultra light (UL) designations. I'm sure people don't want to use medium (M) and heavy (H) frames these days.
 

Funbun

Professional
~<{[Specifications and Technical]}>~
SW = Swingweight
SW1 = Swingweight 1; Swingweight Level 1; relatively obscure term for "low swingweight"
SW2 = Swingweight 2; Swingweight Level 2; relatively obscure term for "high swingweight"
HL = head-light
HH = head-heavy
RDC = Racquet Diagnostic Center; almost always refers to the Babolat RDC machine; may also be used to describe swingweight measurements taken by the aforementioned machine
P1 = Priority 1, a world-renowned professional racquet customization/stringing service

There are more lingo around here, but they're not acronyms as far as anyone is concerned.
 
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sansaephanh

Professional
UPDATED! Cmon guys toss me the bajillions of strings and rackets you guys know! I'll sort though them and watch out for doubles!

Thanks Everyone!
 

dParis

Hall of Fame
What is this "RHS" I've been reading about? Something to do with pace of shot or reaction off of the stringbed?
 

sansaephanh

Professional
Just got home from a great workout! Updated!

Keep em coming guys! I see more than this on the forums all the time! Throw everything you know at me! I'll get to it sooner or later! =p
 

fantom

Hall of Fame
Strings:

SPPP = Signum Pro Poly Plasma

Racquets:

MGPP = Head Microgel Prestige Pro
YPP = Head Youtek Prestige Pro
MGPMP = Head Microgel Prestige MidPlus
YPMP = Head Youtek Prestige MidPlus
 

davedomart

Semi-Pro
TG: Tourna Grip
TF 320: Tecnifibre T-Fight 320
TF 320 V02: Tecnifibre T-Fight 320 V02 Max
TF 325: Tecnifibre T Fight 325
TF 315: Tecnifibre T Flash 315
TF 300: Tecnifibre T Flash 300
TF 305: Tecnifibre T Fight 305
TF 295: Tecnifibre T Fight 295
XL: Longer than 27 inches.

YRMP: Head Youtek Radical MP
YROS: Head Youtek Radical OS
MGRMP: Head Microgel Radical MP
LMRMP: Head Liquidmetal Radical MP
LMROS: Head Liquidmetal Radical OS
PT630: Head Pro Tour 630
VD: Vibration Dampener
WKT: Wilson Kobra Tour
 

flashfire276

Hall of Fame
Voltron; said:
Here’s a few, suggest more, and I’ll add them. Special thanks to OO, who put forth probably most of these.


## * ## or ## X ## - The number of main-strings and cross-strings on a racquet (IE 16 * 18 or 16 X 18 as on the Yonex RDS 001 Midsize)
10 Characters (10 Chars / similar) - Used when someone wants to reply with less than 10 characters but needs to make the 10 character limit
1H - 1-handed (often as a prefix to BH or FH, ie. 1HBH)
2H - 2-handed (often as a prefix to BH or FH, ie. 2HBH)
AG - Aerogel as in Dunlop Aerogel 300 or Andres Guazzelli
AK90 - Wilson Kfactor Tour 90 from Asia
AK95 - Wilson Kfactor 95 from Asia
American Twist - A topspin serve that also has some side-spin on it*
AN90 - Wilson Ncode Tour 90 from Asia
AN95 - Wilson Ncode 95 from Asia
AO - Australian Open
APC - Aero Pro Control
APC+ - Aero Pro Control Plus
APD - Aero Pro Drive
APD+ - Aero Pro Drive Plus
APDC - Aero Pro Drive Cortex
APDC+ - Aero Pro Drive Cortex +
ATP (tour) - Association of Tennis Professionals *
BB - Boris Becker of Volkl, and his racquet line
BB - also Big Banger, as in Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power or other BB strings
BH - Backhand
BII - Adidas Barricade Two
BIII - Adidas Barricade Three
BIV - Adidas Barricade Four
CC - Cross-court or CanadianChic
CF - Topspin Cyber Flash
Challenger - a lower level professional tournament, maybe someone can go into better detail
Conti - Continental Grip
Crosses - The strings on a racquet that are perpendicular to the length of the frame
DD - Moderator DireDesire
DTL - Down-the-line
E - Eastern grip
Exhibition - A match played between two famous (current or ex-) players for money and not for rankings points
FH - Forehand
FO - French Open
FS - For Sale
FS/T - For sale or trade
FT - For Trade
GS - Grand Slam (each of the four majors)
GS - The Grand Slam (to win all four majors in a calendar year)
HD - High density string pattern
ITF - International Tennis Federation *
K90 - Wilson Kfactor Tour 90 from the US
K95 - Wilson Kfactor 95 from the US
Kick / Kicker - A topspin serve that also has some side-spin on it*
KK - Moderator KaptainKarl
Mains - The strings on a racquet that are parallel with the length of the frame
Mid - A mid=size racquet (approx <93 square inches in size, modern frames commonly seen in 85, 90 & 93) can be used as a suffix to describe a racquet
MP - A mid-plus sized racquet (from approx 93 square inches to 103, commonly seen in 95, 98 & 100) can be used as a suffix to describe a racquet
MS - Master's Series Tournaments
N90 - Wilson Ncode Tour 90 from the US
N95 - Wilson Ncode 95 from the US
NTRP - The USTA National Tennis Rating Program
NWIP - Not what I posted
OBO - Or best offer
OO - OrangeOne, one of the users on TTW
OS - An oversize racquet (a racquet bigger than 103 square inches) can be used as a suffix to describe a racquet
Other Playing Style - **
PC - Pure Control
PC+ - Pure Control Plus
PC600 - Prestige Classic 600
PD - Pure Drive
PD+ - Pure Drive Plus
PDC - Pure Drive Cortex
PDC+ - Pure Drive Cortex Plus
PHRT - pro hurricane tour
POG - Prince Original Graphite
PS - Pro Staff
PSGD - Prince Synthetic Gut w/ Duraflex
PSGO - Prince Synthetic Gut w/o Duraflex
Pusher - A player focussed on not making errors **
RDS ### - The Yonex RDS series of frames, seen commonly in the RDS 001 & 002
RDX ### - The Yonex RDX series of frames, seen commonly in the RDX 300 & 500
Retriever - **
Seniors Tour - Like the pro tour, but for famous retired players, like Pete Sampras
SF - Moderator SFrazeur
Spoiler - A thread that contains a recent match result
SPPP - Signum Pro Poly Plasma
SV - Saint Vincent or Serve and Volley
SW - Semi-western grip
SW - Swing Weight
SW2 - Swing weight two
Top - Topspin
Troll - Someone who makes posts simply to argue or gain attention
TS - Topspin
TTW - Talk Tennis Warehouse
TW - Tennis Warehouse
UO - US Open
USO - US Open
W - Western grip
W - Wimbledon
WTA - Women's Tennis Association *
ATW - around the world, a one peice string pattern for racquets that require a two peice job.





More too come, I probably forgot a few.
* I'm sure someone can better define this - but it is something that often gets asked in a thread
** 1-Line summaries of the playing-style names from KKs thread would be good, they often get asked about

These aren't quite tennis, but they are used pretty frequently on this forum, please submit any you would like to see here.

(sp?) - did I spell this right? Usually put right after the word in question.

A short list back in the TT Policy.
 

sansaephanh

Professional
Strings Updated! Comon guys! I know you guys know more than this!

If you are looking for an answer just ask in this thread and someone will get back to you!
 

Mig1NC

Professional
You could add the Dunlop Biomimetic series.

B100 Dunlop Biomimetic 100
B200 Dunlop Biomimetic 200
B200+ Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus
B200 Lite Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Lite
B200T Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Tour
B300 Dunlop Biomimetic 300
B300 Lite Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Lite
B300T Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour
B500 Dunlop Biomimetic 500
B500T Dunlop Biomimetic 500 Tour
B500 Lite Dunlop Biomimetic 500 Lite

For now... that's how I take it.
 

Fuji

Legend
Updated.

And i think GOAT is Greatest of all time. But I don't the other variations of it

Ex: GHOAT = Greatest Hitter?

GHOAT: Greatest HAT Of All Time.

It's commonly referred to as the Trend Woven, or TW hat. Discontinued now, and is arguably one of the greatest hats ever made! :)

(GHOAT'ing Isner style, is wearing it backwards, while GHOAT'ing Berdych style is forwards!)

-Fuji
 

sansaephanh

Professional
GHOAT: Greatest HAT Of All Time.

It's commonly referred to as the Trend Woven, or TW hat. Discontinued now, and is arguably one of the greatest hats ever made! :)

(GHOAT'ing Isner style, is wearing it backwards, while GHOAT'ing Berdych style is forwards!)

-Fuji

Lmao. Definitely why I love these forums. You guys would make a big deal out of their hats =P Updated :)
 

sansaephanh

Professional
GHOAT = Greatest Hat Of All Time
GROAT = Greatest Racquet of all time
GSOAT = Greatest Shoe of all time

Updated. Are you interested in another KTeam Dave? I can give you mine for a really low price. Paint is chipped like crazy, but still a solid racket. 4 1/2 grip. Just toss me like 40$ and you can get it for cheap! Strung with BEAST XP@60.
 

sansaephanh

Professional
Updated Again! Toss More At Me!

I don't care about doubles anymore! I'll sort em out myself. Throw out all the ones you guys can think of!
 

Mig1NC

Professional
I saw a couple of posts with "APR" while refering to Alu Power Rough. Not sure if that is in common use though.
 

sansaephanh

Professional
Updated! Go eat some some brain laxatives and pour it all on me!!! (Graphic and disgusting i know...)

Give me all you got!
 

davedomart

Semi-Pro
not sure if I'm repeating here:
PLII: Kirschbaum Pro line II
PLI: Kirschbaum Pro Line I
SS: Kirschbaum Spiky Shark
WC: Weisscannon
BF2: Nike Breathe Free II
BII: Adidas Barricade II
BIII: Adidas Barricade III
BIV: Adidas Barricade IV
BV: Adidas Barricade V
BVI: Adidas Barricade VI
BC: Nike Breathe Cage
BCII: Nike Breathe Cage II
 
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