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      The Inner Game of Tennis is a classic with lots...

      The Inner Game of Tennis is a classic with lots of good insights. Gilbert's book is also great, but Galway' book has highly transferable ideas and a good read.
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      What actually prompted this question was watching...

      What actually prompted this question was watching NFL (American) football. Quarterbacks typically have a wristband that contains the list of possible plays, and a coach can communicate with them via...
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      I have hearing aids that connect to my phone, and...

      I have hearing aids that connect to my phone, and I have wondered if a coach could essentially "call" me and feed me advice between points. "Stop pushing the serve back", "Exploit your opponent's...
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      Using smart watch as a coaching aid

      I was wondering if there were any strategies or tips for using a smart watch as a coaching tool. As it is wearable during play, and offers lots of possibilities, I was curious if anyone has developed...
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      Sometimes it helps to focus your game thinking on...

      Sometimes it helps to focus your game thinking on placement and forget about technique, and let the technique just happen. If the strokes are well-grooved enough, you can spend some of your focus on...
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      Who is coaching jha?

      Who is coaching jha?
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      One of the best posts I have read in some time....

      One of the best posts I have read in some time. There is a sound philosophy of learning physical movement based on problem solving. Create a challenge like "Forehand topspin crosscourt against...
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      It depends on the context. In club play against...

      It depends on the context. In club play against the same folks most every week, we tend to get more sarcastic and make jokes. Things like “excellent placement on that edge shot” or “That’s a quality...
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      They should sell these at every tournament.

      They should sell these at every tournament.
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      I saw an ad for these - haven't tried them - but...

      I saw an ad for these - haven't tried them - but they look really clever.

      http://www.courtgrabbers.com
    11. Also important to know your patterns, as they...

      Also important to know your patterns, as they probably affect what patterns your opponent uses.
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      I watched some videos of Soma's- she chops...

      I watched some videos of Soma's- she chops everything, with inverted on backhand and pips of some type on the forehand. I'll think about the nature of backhand chops being in front, but I still think...
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      Why no reverse modern defenders?

      I am curious why all the so-called modern defenders typically use inverted on their forehand and counter/loop on that side, and use long pips/short pips and chop on the backhand. Since forehand...
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      I get that different tables and conduction may...

      I get that different tables and conduction may affect pay, but why would a "faster" table favor Xu Xin or anyone else over Ma Long? What is the tactical advantage?
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      Tennis seems to thrive with different surfaces....

      Tennis seems to thrive with different surfaces. Brings out different styles and and different abilities. It might be interesting to see even more variation - slow, fast, maybe even slightly grippier...
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      I did notice that - seemed quite odd. I don't...

      I did notice that - seemed quite odd. I don't figure he was testing new rubber in a major event finals. I went back and looked at the match with Vladi, and I didn't see him twiddle at all in that...
    17. My favorite quote from Martina Navratilova right...

      My favorite quote from Martina Navratilova right before Wimbledon - "I have trained all I can, now I just hang on for the ride"
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      In the 11 points Timo scored in game 7, I think...

      In the 11 points Timo scored in game 7, I think he gave the raised finger apology for 6 of them for a net or an edge. Pretty impressive. 3 out of 5 points to start game 7 on a 10 point run from the...
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      Boll sure looked slow at the beginning, like...

      Boll sure looked slow at the beginning, like playing through molasses. Had a few flashes at the start of game 6 where he looked good. Then Yu choked bit at the end of game 6, and then got really...
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      Yea, I lost count how many times he apologized in...

      Yea, I lost count how many times he apologized in those last two games. He did run off 10 points in a row, though.
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      I wonder what the Swedish masters of spin -...

      I wonder what the Swedish masters of spin - Walder, Appelgren, Persson - think of the next Swede to make it to the world title finals playing with pips on one side. The times they are a changin'.
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      Interestingly, the other few big individual...

      Interestingly, the other few big individual sports I can think of - tennis and golf - don't HAVE world championships. Their big $$$ tournaments are part of a tour, much like TT.
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      Zeio, thanks for the link. I had no idea. I...

      Zeio, thanks for the link. I had no idea. I figured with all the sponsorships and ads and such, some of that income would trickle down to the players.

      And thanks for all your efforts. They are...
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      Just a quick question - what is the prize money...

      Just a quick question - what is the prize money for the events? Not sure I ever see that mentioned anywhere.
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      He came in and looked like he couldn't move to...

      He came in and looked like he couldn't move to hit his forehand, so ripped two backhand winners instead. Maybe he could learn from this.
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