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View Poll Results: How many times have you thrown a racquet?
Never! 9 28.13%
1-5 5 15.63%
6-10 2 6.25%
11-20 2 6.25%
21-30 3 9.38%
31-40 0 0%
41-50 0 0%
51-100 2 6.25%
100-500 3 9.38%
500 + (I'm related to Safin) 6 18.75%
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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Question Ever Thrown A Racquet?

Have you ever thrown your racquet? I've never thrown one; I pride myself on being mentally tough during matches. However, after reading The Inner Game of Tennis, my game improved a ton.

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 08:48 AM
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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

I said 11-20, probably is more though. I don't know. When I was younger I used too quite a bit. But now I don't really...

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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

Never for me, number 1 because it really achieves nothing because then afterwards you have to go and pick it up and to me it looks a bit silly, and also because i dont want to chip the paint (sad but tru!!! )

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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

Throwing a racket is very different from breaking a racket. I have dinged rackets numerous times, but not at all lately to be honest. I broke my first racket in a tight match in July/August 2004, and since then have broken (I think) a total of about 6 or 7 . It is not a problem, and as I said, it is not something that causes me problems in matches, and I rarely even throw bats now.

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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

Too many time for me, I imagine I must be up there in the 100+ range, I threw it today 3 times too, I have gotten better at controlling myself but I have been playing so bad lately that I had too, lol.
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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

In my late teen's and early 20's.

Then I matured.


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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

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In my late teen's and early 20's.

Then I matured.
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Don't confuse defending myself against the asshats on this site with anything but that wiseguy.

(Ironic you'd make that post to validate my claim, isn't it?)


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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

i always do it, but i take care at throwing it or hitting it against the net so that i won't break it

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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 06:03 AM
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only when i have a lot of preassure or when i break down, feels horrible if you think about it, i lost a match on purpose once, i could easyli leave this guy 6-0 in this tournament case could have been 8-0 i was winning 5-1 i started missing shots, then i said if this guys ties me i really dont know what i said i felt so mad, i threw the racquet and finally i lost, yea i know, ill never throw it again, my friend here, has broke 2 racquets, hell never get to a good level, he only thinks about making hella strong shots, misses 99.98 of them, he throws it everytime he looses a point, most of the times, he broke 2, and told his parents it was cause of a smash, give me a break, he got this ncode umm the orange one, its not to like show off or something but i made him break the first one, and last week i made this awesome crosscourt shot to his backhand, dam it was awesome, he did like a safin throw lol, first tossed it and then smashed on the ground, i feel bad but who cares lol im good
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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

Yep, plenty of times, but more so in my younger years but I do have a racket in my bag especially for throwing. I have to make it to my bag first, but usually by that time i've cooled off

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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 10:35 PM
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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

I have to soooo control myself not to throw my Wilson nSix-Two around - I can't afford a new one.

When I had that 10€ raquet back in the days it spent more time flying than hitting balls.

Yes, I'm a hothead.
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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

I did for the first time the other day, but it wasn't as much a "throw" as a drop.
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post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 05:32 PM
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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

Used to launch them all the time when I was sponsored and didn't have to pay for them but now that I gotta pay for them much less but old habits die hard tho.

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Re: Ever Thrown A Racquet?

In every match I play,I throw a racquet at least 10-20 times! Not kidding! I'm so
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