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I'm so excited, I just beat a 4.0 guy (for me that's a HUGE accomplishment) 7-5 6-2. I think I played the best match of my life too there
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i am going to play tennis tomorrow! The person I am playing - I used to lose to in national juniors. Thankfully the weight of life has worn us both down and I'm hoping that due to this the field may be a bit more even. Due to the withering of ambition and the second guessing of oneself which seems to manifest itself after a few life setbacks i may have the psychological advantage! (I'll see if I can get a recording of any of it)

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So I'm now in group 2 (I started playing in september) and we have a new group.
I have to practise with a 60+ year old man atm...
Yeah everybody has to learn it and I'm no pro either, but he can't hit a clean shot
Not the best way to learn it
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So I'm now in group 2 (I started playing in september) and we have a new group.
I have to practise with a 60+ year old man atm...
Yeah everybody has to learn it and I'm no pro either, but he can't hit a clean shot
Not the best way to learn it
Focus on keeping your eyes on the ball, miss-hits from opponents tend to come back off-pace, with weird spins, or ridiculous angles ... so it's a good chance to train yourself to keep your eyes on a non-traditional moving ball through the bounce and your own swing/strike!
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It is my first season in 4.5- for a singles flex league, called Ultimate Tennis. I don't really know what the "minus" means, though.

I've played 4.0 for like 2-3 years straight, so I was nervous starting this season. But, I've started with 2 wins out of my first 2 matches!

First match was 62 63. The guy I played made too many errors, didn't hit the ball very hard, serve was pretty weak, and didn't hit a lot of winners. I was able to dig and hold a couple of times while down break points. I served pretty well and was using my short angle CC BH effectively. But I don't hit winners either

Tonight was tougher, but I won 36 61 63. In the end, I started using my 2 hand BH cut slice a lot more, which slowed his pace down, and he shanked a lot more balls in sets 2 and 3. It's sort of junk-ball, but I had to use it because even though he didn't hit with a ton of pace, he took the ball early and was able to hit so many nice angles, especially with his BH. But errors started creeping into his game, and I scrambled for my life probably 1000 times. After the first set I knew it was going to be really hard, but I won some key points and it was so much closer than the score might suggest.

We started our warm-up at 6:30 pm, and we were done a few minutes before 9 pm

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My friend is volunteering at the Miami Open and she said they both were in the bathroom at the same time after the second set and Bianca was making loud grunts possibly fake-shitting in order to annoy Angie between the second and third sets. But because of the handshake it's Angie that doesn't look very ladylike. Another well-constructed point by Bianca!
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It is my first season in 4.5- for a singles flex league, called Ultimate Tennis. I don't really know what the "minus" means, though.

I've played 4.0 for like 2-3 years straight, so I was nervous starting this season. But, I've started with 2 wins out of my first 2 matches!

First match was 62 63. The guy I played made too many errors, didn't hit the ball very hard, serve was pretty weak, and didn't hit a lot of winners. I was able to dig and hold a couple of times while down break points. I served pretty well and was using my short angle CC BH effectively. But I don't hit winners either

Tonight was tougher, but I won 36 61 63. In the end, I started using my 2 hand BH cut slice a lot more, which slowed his pace down, and he shanked a lot more balls in sets 2 and 3. It's sort of junk-ball, but I had to use it because even though he didn't hit with a ton of pace, he took the ball early and was able to hit so many nice angles, especially with his BH. But errors started creeping into his game, and I scrambled for my life probably 1000 times. After the first set I knew it was going to be really hard, but I won some key points and it was so much closer than the score might suggest.

We started our warm-up at 6:30 pm, and we were done a few minutes before 9 pm

4.5 I want to play you!

I've been playing 4.0 level for two years now, but haven't been formally bumped by the computer.

Maybe this season I stop having those bad day type matches, haha.

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4.5 I want to play you!

I've been playing 4.0 level for two years now, but haven't been formally bumped by the computer.

Maybe this season I stop having those bad day type matches, haha.
I've never done singles through USTA, so I would bet I wouldn't be at a 4.5 level through an official NTRP rating Maybe 4.0 at BEST.

I've only ever done Mixed Doubles through USTA and I'm rated 3.5 there, which I think is pretty fair. Been on a team that started at 6.0 combined, but we're currently at 7.0 combined. Moved up a couple of seasons ago.

If you're ever in Atlanta, we can definitely hit

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My friend is volunteering at the Miami Open and she said they both were in the bathroom at the same time after the second set and Bianca was making loud grunts possibly fake-shitting in order to annoy Angie between the second and third sets. But because of the handshake it's Angie that doesn't look very ladylike. Another well-constructed point by Bianca!
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4.5 I want to play you!

I've been playing 4.0 level for two years now, but haven't been formally bumped by the computer.

Maybe this season I stop having those bad day type matches, haha.
Were you aware that the USTA changed Mixed Doubles so it is only 18+ for the Friday night matches during the Spring? Last Fall I texted my captain if we were doing another Friday night Mixed team and she told me the Fall season is now only 40+

So I can only play like 5-6 matches max for Friday night Mixed Doubles for USTA because I'm not 40 years old

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I've never done singles through USTA, so I would bet I wouldn't be at a 4.5 level through an official NTRP rating Maybe 4.0 at BEST.
I've only ever done Mixed Doubles through USTA and I'm rated 3.5 there, which I think is pretty fair. Been on a team that started at 6.0 combined, but we're currently at 7.0 combined. Moved up a couple of seasons ago.
If you're ever in Atlanta, we can definitely hit
I'm a USTA 3.5, but I play 4.0 level most days. This season so far (since December) I've played 18+ 7.0 Mixed, 18+ 8.0 Mixed, Tri-Level 4.0, and 18+ Combo Mixed 7.5.

This summer I'll be playing in our section champ 3.5 team and I'll be captaining a 4.0 18+ men's team.



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Were you aware that the USTA changed Mixed Doubles so it is only 18+ for the Friday night matches during the Spring? Last Fall I texted my captain if we were doing another Friday night Mixed team and she told me the Fall season is now only 40+

So I can only play like 5-6 matches max for Friday night Mixed Doubles for USTA because I'm not 40 years old
Our leagues play all over the place time wise. A lot of the 40+ leagues have a weeknights flight and a weekend flight.

I'm also one of like 3 people in our teams that can't play 40+, so I usually just have the 40+ teams invite me to their practices anytime there's not an active 18+ team.

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I just lost 4-6

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