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10-08-2017 05:37 PM
Gregory Diamond
Re: Discuss YOUR tennis

I have been playing tennis since 1978. Now I am 55 years old. 15 years ago I had great problems with my right wrist so I was forced to play two handed forehand. Now I think that it is the best choice for most amateur players.
Great stability, easy return of even fast serves, great angles. Obviously you shorten your reach but usually it is not you who has to run.
09-02-2017 09:35 AM
Super Djoker
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Won my first match in the singles league 6-2 7-5 . Hit some killer volleys . Only another seven matches to go .
08-16-2017 01:34 PM
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Hm, started playing when I was nine.
Trained for around ten years, played on some tournaments and I was pretty decent player in my time. Because of lack of money couldn't train as much as I wanted so I stopped when I was almost 18. Can't say how good I am now in terms of numbers but in my days I've played competitive tennis with guys who were top 10 or top 20 in my country. Serve is still around 180-190 km/h no problem at all. Two-handed backhand and decent top spin forehand. My movement has gone worse but I'm in mid-thirties so it's normal.
08-16-2017 01:16 PM
Wayward Son
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I've been playing with a Wilson Blade 98 2016 18x20 (previously I played with a Yonex Xi 100) since April 2016 and I have to say it's a wonderful racket for control. It lacks a bit on the power department, but it makes up for great control. I'm able to put my strokes exactly where I want.

A couple week ago I found a cheap Wilson 97S 18x17 and I bought, since I always wanted to test this racket. I strung with Babolat RPM Blast (55 lbs). Not as good control as the Blade, but the spin this racket can produce is something out of this world. I only tested in a couple of matches, but I was able to deliver some beautiful slice serves and some sick top spin winners with the forehand. Backhand was all over the place and I was hitting the fences a lot though (), but it's just a matter of adjusting a bit.
08-10-2017 10:08 AM
Super Djoker
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Played in the yearly singles at my club . Played a 14 year old in the first round . Lol. Won it 6-2 6-2 got broken twice . Then played the second round against the number 1 seed . He won it last year. I played him 3 years ago in the first round and lost 6-0 6-1 . I think I ow this whitewashing to my large increase on aggression in my shots since then . I lost 7-6 (9-7) 4-6 6-2 . He went on to win the tournament . I played very well though . Even though I lost confident on my forehand ( as a lefty) I played great in my match and am really proud of my improvement . Got a local tennis league starting at the end of August . Can't wait.
05-17-2017 12:37 AM
Super Djoker
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Got yearly singles comp at my club coming up . Really hard entry list this year . Be lucky to win a match .
01-11-2017 06:09 PM
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I think I will start playing club tennis from March this year. then heating up for some National tournaments. Before that, I have played with my peers who used to play tennis for a year and I have beaten them all on clay. My best shots: first serve and FH, weaknesses: Net play, Smash, and stamina. I think I am pusher btw. Can get easily overpowered. That's why the clay courts suit me the best, IMO.
12-02-2016 07:12 AM
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I've been playing tennis for about 4 months now (I started my junior year of high school) and practice every day on a nice brick wall to try to catch up to my peers. I can't explain my love for the sport, it's so intellectual yet so athletic at the same time. I have always been ambidextrous (use both hands equally) so using either hand felt normal to me. This became a very strong asset in my early career. I play righty OHBH and lefty THBH, and alternate between the two on serves. I would consider myself a trick player when possible and a pusher when overpowered. My weakest points are probably my service speed, half-volleys, and netplay. I love to study new tennis techniques after my daily practice such as identifying my opponents weak points, when to move up, and different ways to return a good lob that gets behind you (tweener, flip-flop overhead, jumping really high). My goal is to get as much topspin on my lobs as possible to my opponents backhand so that they are in an awkward position and then move up to the net to win the point. There is an open tennis practice day at my local gym for 15 dollars on saturdays for people interested in learning cool techniques from a former atp player. I'm really enthusiastic about how far I can go with my tennis, so I'd love some feedback.
10-20-2016 06:26 AM
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I started running again, so maybe in the spring I can join the tennis team. I hope my knees do not start with the pain again.
06-30-2016 08:41 PM
Super Djoker
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Well I have had the yearly singles at my club again won my first match 6-2 , 6-0 then lost my second match 6-2 , 6-3 . I kind of knew I was never going to win . He is the fattest tennis player I have ever played . I felt I did as well as I could . He has a very good serve and gets more spin and power on his shots than me . He also has good slice and I found his serve hard to get used too . I did break it once . I could sense he was getting a little tired in the second set and I could get the serve back a bit more easy . He also has Asthma lol . I did as well as I could thought . Wish I held at 4-3,down in the second but really I did well to get 5 games . He's been playing about 35 years I think .
09-04-2015 10:23 AM
Super Djoker
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Had a good match in the men's doubles at my club first round but we lost 6-4 , 6-4 . The pair we played are 2 first teamers at the club and where runners up last year . I feel we did about as well as we could.
07-12-2015 06:01 PM
Super Djoker
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Lost 6-1 , 2-6 , 6-0 . I couldn't move him from the middle of the court enough. Lost all my energy at the end. Getting moved from side to side too much. Also the match was really bizarre . My forehand was really off. Backhand was absolutely on fire. Thinking I am going to take a small break. Very strange match . He deserved it thought.
07-11-2015 05:02 PM
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Tomorrow?! Not much prep time. At this point, most important is mental game: Excerpt from my book, The Winning Weekend Warrior by John Thomas:


Why would you? What is the point? You can influence the future with a positive or negative attitude, but you cannot completely control it, and you cannot predict it. Never give up. Never assume that the other player or the other team enjoys all the luck, better abilities, better strategy and there is no way you can win. You never know. Momentum can shift. A key player on the other team may have an unexpected physical problem. You may find a new tactic that works. For example, in tennis, you may be playing a player who hits every hard shot of yours back twice as hard. They hit twice as many winners as you. They make half as many unforced errors. They are winning every single game! Then, instead of trying to “outgun” your opponent, you hit high looping shots deep to their backhand. They try but fail to return these just as they were doing your hard drives. Suddenly you are winning a lot of games."
07-11-2015 04:59 PM
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1. You and your partner should practice with each other: net play, lobs, service returns and serves.
2. Warm up sufficiently before every match.
3. Improve your fitness.
4. Communicate! Before every serve, a quick signal about whether the returner will try to lob over net person, hit deep to server, drop shot. Similarly, if you are serving, tell your partner whether you are going wide or down the middle so you can poach more effectively. Of course, you have to stay flexible in your attitude. You may be *intending* to hit a drop shot off a serve but the particular serve makes that unwise.
If you are really ambitious, you should both read my book: The Winning Weekend Warrior -- -see my author page at
07-11-2015 04:56 PM
Super Djoker
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Match tomorrow in the semis of the singles. i got removed from the mens doubles as my partner went back to france. the guy that has won it for the last 4 years has been hammered by a newbie. All i have heard is that he has a massive serve and is really really good apparently.
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