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Ed Tseng and Meags are now friends
May 28, 2013
Thomas C replied to Meags's discussion 'Boris Becker Delta Core Melbourne racquet'
"It looks like the Boris Becker brand stopped production I can't find any new models. Boris Becker endorsed and used Volkl for a long time before coming out with his own brand. Volkl recently came out with the Volkl Power Bridge, which uses the…"
Feb 24, 2013
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Jan 11, 2013
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Dec 21, 2012
Oscar Wegner commented on Meags's group 'My Racket, What's Yours??'
"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"
Dec 21, 2012
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My Racket, What's Yours??

I am continually interested in tennis rackets, strings and tensions of other players and the reasons why we make these choices.
Dec 21, 2012
Michael Tucci commented on Meags's group 'My Racket, What's Yours??'
"I play a Yonex RD Ti 80 ....good flex (around 60) and great for topspin groundies. I have six of them, three of the old paint scheme and three of the new. They are all in various states of modifications with varying weights and placements of lead…"
May 22, 2012
Tim Prapong replied to Meags's discussion 'STAN is the MAN !!!'
"That forehand is just a big sweeper and that serve gets him rollin'."
May 7, 2012

Profile Information

I am a:
Tennis Fan, Tournament or League Player, Racquet Stringer
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
Liverpool, UK
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
I love Art, Football (Liverpool FC) and Tennis.
I try and play at least 3 or 4 times a week.
My Real job is that I am an artist and I exhibit throughout Europe.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Murray (cos Im patriotic and have to even tho he's annoying me!), Sergiy Stakhovsky cos he reminds me of me (!!!), Stepanek cos he's kinda old skool, Gasquet cos of his majestic shotmaking, Edberg cos he s&v's everytime, Rafter cos of his S&V, Becker cos of his game, Guga Kuerten cos of his backhand...........looking out for Raonic and Wawrinka these days.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Not bad
On the court, I am a:
rightie, singles player, serve-n-volleyer, acer, returner, one-hander, choker, trash talker, top-spinner, all courter, drop-shotter, heckler
My favorite local courts:
Liverpool East Wavertree
Relationship status:
Married
Favorite website:
http://www.richardmeaghan.com

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Anyone tried a custom made Vantage ??

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:00pm 22 Comments



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… Continue

my S & V game

Posted on November 20, 2009 at 4:30am 6 Comments

As some of you know Im a bit of a Racketaholic.

Throughout the 2 yrs Ive been playing i have continually analysed my progression, fitness and equipment.

As i did with golf when i was younger over a period of 3 yrs I moved from a 9 handicapper to scratch using the same obsessive analysis.

As ive improved (I used to play to a reasonably high level when very young) and got back to some of the consistency of my teens Ive also assessed my… Continue

The most beautiful racket in the world!

Posted on October 11, 2009 at 7:38am 1 Comment



Ive been playing with Prince Ozone Tour for the past 3 months and playing some of the most consistent stuff in 2 yrs. My problem with it is I cant serve with it! Maybe its the larger head I dont know, cant hit a hot serve and cant slice out wide. As my serve is my biggest weapon I decided to go look somewhere else and I found the most beautiful racket in the world. The Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90, same mold as the Fed racket, similar spec,… Continue

Customisation and Paint Jobs (join my group)

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 2:04am 0 Comments

Tried the customised route and it works for me on a head LM radical and i.radical (strung weight 318g) I added an extra grip (15g) and lead top of handle (20g) and lead at 10 & 2 (10g) Total weight 363g, and 8 pts head light. These IMO are the best rackets to customise (the radicals) they are great rackets that need a bit of ooomph.



I think its interesting to customise and see how it affects your game and I have definately come out of… Continue

Dodgy knees and the hardcourt season.

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 2:05am 1 Comment



Forget the grass court season August is my favourite time with Montreal, Cincinnatti and the US Open all on the hard courts, great games, great point, just great tennis.



Who are your tri-bet for the series above, who will be number 1 when the US open is done? Will Nadal be back? Will Fed slip on baby sick and sprain his wrist? Will Roddick slip off his wife and sprain his ego (for want of a better word)? Will DP smack his head on the… Continue

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At 5:30pm on September 10, 2011, Lendl Jr. (4.5) said…
Hey Meags, you're boy, Murray is throwing in the towel! He gives up too easily!
At 1:05pm on September 4, 2011, Lendl Jr. (4.5) said…
Hi Meags. I will be in london September 26 for about 10 days. Im not sure if i will be heading that way but if i do, i will let you know!
At 7:08pm on September 3, 2011, Lendl Jr. (4.5) said…
Hi Meags, How far are you from London?
At 11:23am on February 27, 2011, Mark / The Mayor said…
Meags,  I know your a bit of an expert on this topic.  Can you help akajohn out here:   http://tennisopolis.com/forum/topics/tuning-a-racket
At 12:12pm on December 27, 2010, Mark / The Mayor said…

nope.  send again.

Had a great xmas - headed home just now.

bye, and merry christmas to you, m

At 9:06pm on December 25, 2010, Tim Prapong said…
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Years 2011!
At 1:10am on December 24, 2010, Tim Prapong said…
I actually use the China made PT 280 with the 100% graphite construction. Has a crisp feel rather than buttery. So I may like that Bastcore frame! :)
At 5:24am on December 23, 2010, Tim Prapong said…
Thanks Richard for the info on the Vantage frames. Definitely gives me a way out of endlessly searching for the Pro Tour 280. :)
At 5:07pm on December 22, 2010, Ross K said…
Hey Rich, agree the latest UKRHs version isn't quite happening as we'd like (not quite set up for what we want) - so good to try something different...
At 11:31am on December 22, 2010, Mark / The Mayor said…

That's great to hear!  Congratulations on becoming a father!

I'm glad you're coming back into form at some point here.  We seem to have got a good momentum in the Forums!  Looking forward to the Aussie!

 
 
 

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