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Old 06-06-2013, 06:57 PM   #106
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Without bragging, I "feel" that I have a natural talent for the game. I have hit some pretty insane shots over the years.

My groundstrokes are pretty poor and without topspin, and my serve is too streaky (meaning I can hit aces followed by double faults). Other than that, I'm a high-level player. I rely on my athleticism a lot. I jump and slide to balls, and I am skilled at behind the back defensive slices.

My game-plan: When I'm up, go for all my shots down the line and approach the net.

When I'm down, play like a pusher and run for everything.



I choke a lot, but I'm also good at making comebacks from 5-0 down.

I think I could beat some Challenger level ATP players if I tried my hardest, and they had an off day
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:53 PM   #107
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Only if your second serve is garbage. I can't understand how so many good players hit girly second serves. I remember one day when I was 12, I decided to actually try and hit kick serves and within a couple of hours I was finding the court consistently and a couple of months later I was kicking it high enough up over other boys heads on occasion. The second serve is a shot that gives me great confidence, I've no fear of missing the first serve.
Even if you have an amazing second serve it pays dividends to get your first in concistently (60 percent at least).
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:44 PM   #108
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Even if you have an amazing second serve it pays dividends to get your first in concistently (60 percent at least).
You're basically advising those to take pace off their first serves, which is pretty pointless for me. I don't hit my first serve 100% anyway, nor do most, but I'm not hitting my first serve "marginally harder than my second".
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:53 PM   #109
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I played tennis at a fairly high level since the age of 8 to 17, then had shoulder problems so switched to academics. These days I occasionally play for fun, but its depressing how much worse I am than when I was a kid.

I had a nice serve, slice and volleys. Was pretty solid of the ground too (mostly defensive one hander, ballbashed the shit out of my forehands)
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:02 AM   #110
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i started playing in high school when i quit lacrosse and picked it up pretty decently. i only play at the club level at college now, but the team is pretty good as we are D1. Still have plenty of parts of my game to work on though.
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Yes.

Played for my univeisty (College) and won our BUSA league with. 5.2 LTA (Lawn tennis association) rating (4.1's can register for futures qualies) and also got my assistant coaches qualification certificate, approved by the LTA.
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Me competing at the University of Bath championships.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:59 PM   #113
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You look like Marcos Daniel a bit.
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Who?
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A brazilian player who plays mainly challengers. I mean physically.

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Old 01-18-2014, 07:58 PM   #117
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:02 PM   #118
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Just got these:

http://www.adidas.co.uk/mens-barrica...35149_690.html

And this:

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Barricades are a good choice.

I always just pick the shoes I find the prettiest, such a girly trait . In the past five years I've played on Adidas, Nike, K-Swiss and Lotto
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I hope these barricades are a better fit than my current ones. Got some 6.0's but they are pretty restrictive. Barricade Team 3's look less tight.
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