Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Winky, Oct 5, 2010.
I thought all USTA matches were supposed to use 'em:
Ah yes, probably the video linked most often here, at least during my short time reading the forums.
I don't play USTA leagues, but I've never seen a rule requiring them for the leagues I do play. None of the courts I play on (mostly public facilities) have singles sticks.
They tend to disappear with quickness.
i've only seem them at private tennis resorts and at professional tennis tournaments. us low life slugs have to deal with saggy nets.
The club I live at uses them for all tournaments:
That said, I don't see them used at all league and or tournaments in this area.
Drak-will you adopt me? those courts look sweeeet
what is a singles sticks?
those guys aren't 3.5's.
Choose the right one:
1. A racquet optimized for singles play
2. A stick placed on either side of the net to raise its height 6 inches above the center, thus making DTL shots riskier than crosscourt ones
3. A walking stick used by single old people
Those almost look like they're too high to me.... :shock:
Only played with them in one tournament in FL. They bothered the hell out of me. Yes that was made sad excuse and I did lose.
I've seen single sticks at some USTA tournaments, not all.
Most league matches do not have singles sticks. The matches could be at a public court, or even private courts where they do not have singles sticks. I, as a captain, do not own singles sticks, so when we do adult play and have to play singles, it is done without singles sticks. It is just not practical for leagues
That's what I thought, too. It does look like that it's one or two inches higher than the netpost.
I know a high school coach who had a friend build single sticks out of wood. He would bring them out for home matches for the singles lines. They gave his team a slight advantage since the other teams aren't used to playing with them.
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