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Everyone who plays tennis in the UK, lets discuss stuff, rackets, strings, trades etc, maybe a Tennisopolis competition ??

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A NEW YEAR A NEW SWING !

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HARDCORE WINTER PLAYERS !

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Comment by Oscar Wegner on December 22, 2012 at 12:02am

Awesome release, the Best of Oscar Modern Tennis Methodology 2 hr DVD. Bring your game to a whole new level. Go to www.tennisteacher.com

Comment by Lucile Bosche´ on December 19, 2012 at 10:33am
I wanted to share with everyone that internationally acclaimed coach and former tour player Oscar Wegner has just released a new 2-hour DVD compilation of his evolutionary video instruction which changed tennis around the world. The DVD is being offered with free shipping and a free second copy to share with tennis friends and family for the holidays. I am among hundreds of certified coaches worldwide who use this method with great results and recommend it to coaches and players at every age and ability level. It is available on his website.
Comment by Lucile Bosche´ on March 8, 2012 at 12:52pm

Check out this amazing new iPhone app debuting at Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open this weekend:

Tennis Wild Cards

You'll want to have it; a must for team captains, players, coaches and parents!

Comment by Dave Joshua on July 1, 2010 at 3:32am
So how many of this group are active?
Comment by Jorge Angeleri on April 13, 2010 at 2:05pm
Im looking for someone to play with in Forest Row, East Sussex. I´ll be there in July.
Comment by Meags on January 7, 2010 at 1:03pm
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I have been using my kps88 for a while now and playing very well. Recently tho with the cold wet weather ive been struggling with the heavy slow balls which makes my racket feel twice as heavy. So ive been looking for something I can mod a little to make a slightly easier playing version of my 88s.

I lke some of the older lighter pro staffs like the classic but i wanted something I wouldnt struggle getting hold of. The problem is there are very few modern rackets with old skool feel etc.
I recently picked up a vantage, quite by accident, I noticed it had the same short throat of the pro staff that i prefer for stability and consistency in my game. It was a 95 and I put the two heads together and other than the box frame of the 88 they were very similar in shape ie where the throat starts, ends, headsize etc.
I strung it up with full Alu at low tension (45lbs) and added 10g in the hoop and it played great.
(KPS 88 - 370g - SW 359 - 5pts HL - full Polystar Energy @ 45lbs
Vantage 95 - 18x20 - 362g - SW 356 - 6pts HL - full Alu @ 45lbs)
Very similar infact to my 88, although the box beam definately adds to stability, there's little in it, also the width of the throat above the handle is very similar to the 88.
What I did notice with the slightly larger head and whippier frame my forehand came back to me (someting that Ive struggled with with the 88 ).

To summize, the 88 for me raised my game in all departments except my forehand and the early signs with the Vantage are that all those positives have remained the same and my forehand has got back to normal.
I will be picking up a few more of these sticks from Paul in UK once ive tried the 16x19 pattern.

Vantage are a UK born company that allow you to configure and build your own racket. They are doing particularly well in US at the moment.

websites UK & US
http://www.vantagetennis.co.uk
http://www.vantagetennis.com

Comment by Meags on January 4, 2010 at 9:43am
Ok UK Tennisopolaholics lets get this group going eh.
Lets get some intoductions made, who are you, what do you do, what level do you play, where, what grips do you use, what racket do you use, strings, do you collect or a one racketaholic, how often do you change strings etc etc
Post pics of your favourite players, your racket, your gear.
Whats your peeves at the mo?
Are you watching the Hopman cup?
Do you love or hate andy murray? why?

Lets intoduce ourselves so we all know who we are, lets make connections, join up for a game, introduce our friends.

Lets get posting.......

Rich
 

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