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The Official TENNIS Thread - Everything About Tennis

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The Official TENNIS Thread - Everything About Tennis

feel free to discuss ATP, WTA, equipment suggestion, court suggestions and everything else related to tennis!
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What would be a good quality/price racket to get?

I used to be an intermediate player (went to tennis school for two years as a teenager), but I havent played for a decade. :)
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i want to play again badly in mississauga area anyone know where i should go?

would need partners etc?
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good thread! i just started playing last summer w/ my bf. he's bout a level 3.5 or so, so we're just working on my baseline rallying. i can rally ok, but i still seem to lob the shot high and way past the baseline all too often.

any tips on how to get better? i've also signed up for lessons...
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Does anyone have a list of tennis courts (that let you play for free) and their availability (days, hours, season) in Toronto and the GTA?

EDIT: Wow, this thread is...kind of...very...vague, maybe split it to 2 threads (one about pro-tennis, the other about playing tennis?)
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morglum82 wrote:
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What would be a good quality/price racket to get?

I used to be an intermediate player (went to tennis school for two years as a teenager), but I havent played for a decade. :)
What do you want more of? Power or control?
For me I can't play with a head larger than 95 sq. in. and it has to be even balance or head light otherwise control goes out the window. I haven't replaced my Head racket in 7 years since it works quite well for me. I suggest going to a tennis store or sport chek and test out some models.

For folks who keep hitting the ball high and long, I suggest playing against a cement wall if your local tennis court has 'em. You'll learn pretty quickly to keep the ball low or else you'll be chasing balls every other shot.
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dreaderus wrote:
Jul 11th, 2009 10:42 am
i want to play again badly in mississauga area anyone know where i should go?

would need partners etc?
You can use ilovetennis.ca to find partners. You can play on any public courts... I've met quite a few people that way
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Woohoo tennis thread! I just got my club pro certification yesterday. Anyone need lessons? :cheesygri

The best way to meet new players is to join a local tennis club. If you join now you can probably get membership at half price since half the season is over. It's usually around 70-80 bucks for the entire season. You'll meet lots of other players of your level and see some good players hit. There are also events such as round robins and club tournaments which will really help you gain experience.

If you have any tennis related questions, feel free to PM me and I'll try my best to answer!
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morglum82 wrote:
Jul 11th, 2009 10:39 am
What would be a good quality/price racket to get?

I used to be an intermediate player (went to tennis school for two years as a teenager), but I havent played for a decade. :)
A common misconception is that the more expensive a racket is, the better it is. My students often ask me, "what is a good racket?" This "good racket" is different for everyone and depends on a number of factors such as playing level and game style. Just as an example, if you are a beginner and you try to use Federer's racket, you will want to quit tennis! You would be better off using a lighter, larger, and most likely cheaper racket than his.

Here is a list of basic facts that you should know: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/BasicFacts.html
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I'll say that I wish I still played like I used to, but that what not playing for 10 years, then playing for 3, then not again for 4. This on again/off again has completely killed my strokes, and I'm looking at getting some lessons this summer, but nothing too expensive.

What's worse than forgetting strokes is how I lost my biggest weapon, besides having a head light racquet(that's even lighter because I've lost some plastic and such). and a light racquet to begin with, I just pulled a groin muscle and can't twist on my lead foot, so my serve has probably lost 7-8mph since I'm just forced to stand there and swing.

it's tough getting old :)
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shannn wrote:
Jul 11th, 2009 1:32 pm
Does anyone have a list of tennis courts (that let you play for free) and their availability (days, hours, season) in Toronto and the GTA?

EDIT: Wow, this thread is...kind of...very...vague, maybe split it to 2 threads (one about pro-tennis, the other about playing tennis?)
Here is a comprehensive list: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/recreation_ ... is2008.pdf

Note some courts are club courts so you have to be a member to play there.
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