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Rogerís Central Jersey Tennis Update # 23
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Unleash your Tennis Potential with my Exclusive Special Reports, Pro Shop
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Contents:

1) Find Tennis Partners: At the Central NJ Tennis Club
2) Keys to Hitting a Hard Serve
3) The Miracle of Lead Tape

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This is Roger Haeske, your friendly neighborhood Tennis Pro and Master
Stringer. These updates are provided as a resource to all of my Tennis
Clients, and all the Tennis Players in the Central Jersey Community

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Features:

1) Find Tennis Partners: At the Central NJ Tennis Club

Join our new online club to help you find tennis partners, advertise old
tennis racquets for sale, find out what is going on in the Central Jersey /
East Brunswick Tennis Community. I'll even be posting tennis and racquet
maintenance tips.

With this club you can immediately post any message related to tennis in the
Central Jersey Area. You won't have to wait for me to put something up on
this newsletter: you get instant gratification. You'll also be able to
interact with a bunch of tennis players from the local area. We have 15
members so far and there are people who use Yahoo who will want to join the
club. I already had one person inquire about the club. So it should probably
get pretty big, real soon. I'm hoping you will all take full advantage of
this online club. To join, go to the club at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralNJTennis. There you can see what the
club is about and sign-up to be a member. Or you can send a blank email to
this address and you will be signed-up for the club as well.
mailto:CentralNJTenn-@yahoogroups.com

2) Keys to Hitting a Hard Serve

(This article was originally posted at the Central NJ Tennis club.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralNJTennis)

Here are some things you can do to develop a hard serve.

1. You have to practice hitting the serve hard. When I was young one of my
first priorities was getting power on my serve. At first I could maybe get
in one hard serve out of ten. So I wasn't too consistent. But then again I
you always have a second serve to follow it up with. I always got first
serve practice by simply playing matches. I might have even one more of my
matches if I could have gotten my first serve in, but that was an
unconscious sacrifice I was willing to make.

2. Learn how to throw a ball very far. People who can throw a baseball very
far or very fast can eventually translate that into a powerful serve. It's
all in the technique. What I've found in giving tennis lessons is that most
people could serve much harder. They have the potential for much more power
but they have bad mechanics. Throwing is like a sling shot motion. And you
have to get your whole body involved. The elbow and wrist have to turn into
a whip.

3. Toss the ball out in front of you. You should be actually falling foward
toward the service box on every serve. (If you are an intermediate player
and up.) This way you can add extra power by getting your weight into the
serve.

4. Hit through the ball. Some people tend to stop their racquets at impact.
I tell them to visualize hitting through the ball. I learned this from a
martial arts class I took. They told me to punch past the pad. To pretend I
was going to punch a hole through the pad. If you do it right you will have
a follow-through that could end up hitting your left or right shin.
(Warning: this is very painful) You have to learn to direct the
follow-through to your left side and away from your legs.

5. Use wrist pronation or snap. You don't actually snap your wrist, you
rotate it. We have three major joints in the arm. By moving all of them in
unison we can develop more power. The most important one
for power is the wrist. In fact that is why we have to be careful in using
the wrist while hitting ground strokes, because a pure wrist shot on a flat
stroke can be way too powerful and send the ball
sailing into or over the fence.

Here is an exercise I use to help people develop wrist power. Try to hit a
serve motion only with your wrist moving. Don't use any other part of your
arm. From the baseline I can easily hit the back fence or curtain using only
my wrist.

A similar technique to develop power is to try to hit the back fence or
curtain with your serve. Just to develop power of your serve. Many players
can not hit that target. If you can easily hit it then you probably already
have good power on you serve.

6. Make sure you hit the sweetspot on your racquet. You can only get maximal
power if you hit the serve on your sweetspot. That is the area on your
strings that give the most rebound. It varies in position and size from
racquet to racquet. It is usually in the middle of the racquet.

For more info on improving your serve visit
http://supertennis.net/superlearningtips.htm and read my "Power Serving
Tip." There are other tips and techniques there as well, even how to develop
a reliable second serve.

Good luck with it. If you have any other questions on the serve or other
shots maybe I can help. Just put up your question or please add any
techniques that you have found that work for you.

Roger

3) The Miracle of Lead Tape

(This was originally posted at the Central NJ Tennis Club.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralNJTennis)

It seems to me most players don't realize some of the incredible benefits
off adding Lead Tape to their racquets. You may realize that the pros use it
and wonder why do they want their racquets so heavy.

Pete Sampras uses lots of lead tape on his racquets. He adds over two ounces
of extra weight with lead tape. Jimmy Conners used to put lots of lead tape
on his T-2000. That was the only way he was able to control his racquet. In
fact he was really the only pro to master that powerful racquet.

Here are some of the reasons these pros may use lead tape.

1. Reduces shock therefore reducing tennis elbow.
2. Makes the racquet twist less on impact if applied at the 3 and 9 o'clock
positions of the racquet's head.
3. Gives the racquet more power.
4. Gives the racquet more control.

A big misconception nowadays is that a lighter tennis racquet is better for
your arm. I've helped several people including myself, reduce their arm
problems by switching to a heavier and control kind of racquet. Most
racquets nowadays are too light, stiff and powerful for the average player.

The lightness increases racquet speed and also increases shock. The
manufacturers have developed new technologies to reduce the shock, but I
feel you are still better off with a heavier racquet.

Racquets like the Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 and 6.0 mid have the incredible
benefit of helping you keep the ball in the court. Everyone is looking for
power when they should be looking for control.

Of course some people will be better off with racquets that are a little
more powerful.

Here are 2 rules of thumb:

1. Play with the least powerful racquet that you can handle. Meaning you
should be able to hit touch shots as well as power shots.

2. Play with the heaviest racquet you can handle. You may find that you can
play with a much heavier racquet than you previously thought. You can slowly
add lead tape to your racquet and eventually you start getting used to it.

Another interesting point is that the weight is not the only issue. Where
the weight is placed on the racquet also affects how the racquet feels. A
heavier racquet could feel lighter if it is very head light. Being light in
the head will make it more maneuverable.

What I am getting at is that you can add lead tape to the head of the
racquet and then add more tape to the top of the handle or even underneath
the handle to balance out the weight. Therefore your racquet will have
gotten heavier and yet not seem that much bulkier.

I carry lead tape at Roger's Super Tennis: Pro Shop, 732-432-4839 or
www.SuperTennis.net for $3.00 per pack.

Let me know if these ideas help out your tennis game, Roger Haeske

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STRINGING WITH PRIDE: I take a lot of pride in stringing your racquets. I
have two stringing certifications from the United States Racquet Stringers
Association and 17 years stringing experience. If you come to me, you can
have confidence in your racquet being properly strung and the racquet's
performance being maximized. I've strung over 24,000 racquets in my day and
have a very large and loyal following in the East Brunswick area. If you
ever have any problem or question with a racquet I've strung, feel free to
contact me and I'll gladly do my best to make sure you are satisfied.

I hope you enjoyed and benefited from this update. Please email me if you
have any suggestions as to how I can make it more useful for you. I'm here
to serve you.

From your friendly neighborhood Tennis Pro and Master Stringer, Roger
Haeske

(732) 432-4839 Roger's Super Tennis: Pro Shop
(732) 375-4935 Pager
(732) 257-7507 New York Sports Club
(732) 247-1700 East Brunswick Racquet Club
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Partners: At the Central NJ Tennis Club</span></font><font size=3D2 =
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<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Join =
our new
online club to help you find tennis partners, advertise old tennis =
racquets for
sale, find out what is going on in the Central Jersey / East Brunswick =
Tennis
Community. I'll even be posting tennis and racquet maintenance tips. =
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style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>With =
this club
you can immediately post any message related to tennis in the Central =
Jersey
Area. You won't have to wait for me to put something up on this =
newsletter: you
get instant gratification. You'll also be able to interact with a bunch =
of
tennis players from the local area. We have 15 members so far and there =
are
people who use Yahoo who will want to join the club. I already had one =
person
inquire about the club. So it should probably get pretty big, real soon. =
I'm
hoping you will all take full advantage of this online club. To join, go =
to the
club at </span></font><font size=3D2><span =
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o.com/group/CentralNJTennis</a><font
color=3Dblack><span style=3D'color:black'>. There you can see what the =
club is about
and sign-up to be a member. Or you can send a blank email to this =
address and
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JTennis-s-@yahoogroups.com</a>
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<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>2) Keys =
to Hitting
a Hard Serve</span></font><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;
mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:=
p></span></font></p>

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color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>(This =
article
was originally posted at the Central NJ Tennis club. <a
href=3D"http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralNJTennis">http://groups.yaho=
o.com/group/CentralNJTennis</a>)</span></font><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack><span =
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color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack><span =
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color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Here are some things you can do =
to develop
a hard serve. </span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;
mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>1. You have to practice hitting =
the serve
hard. When I was young one of my first priorities was getting power on =
my
serve. At first I could maybe get in one hard serve out of ten. So I =
wasn't too
consistent. But then again I you always have a second serve to follow it =
up
with. I always got first serve practice by simply playing matches. I =
might have
even one more of my matches if I could have gotten my first serve in, =
but that
was an unconscious sacrifice I was willing to make. </span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

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style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>2. Learn how to throw a ball very =
far.
People who can throw a baseball very far or very fast can eventually =
translate
that into a powerful serve. It's all in the technique. What I've found =
in
giving tennis lessons is that most people could serve much harder. They =
have
the potential for much more power but they have bad mechanics. Throwing =
is like
a sling shot motion. And you have to get your whole body involved. The =
elbow
and wrist have to turn into a whip. </span></font><font =
color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>3. Toss the ball out in front of =
you. You
should be actually falling foward toward the service box on every serve. =
(If
you are an intermediate player and up.) This way you can add extra power =
by
getting your weight into the serve. </span></font><font =
color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>4. Hit through the ball. Some =
people tend
to stop their racquets at impact. I tell them to visualize hitting =
through the
ball. I learned this from a martial arts class I took. They told me to =
punch
past the pad. To pretend I was going to punch a hole through the pad. If =
you do
it right you will have a follow-through that could end up hitting your =
left or
right shin. (Warning: this is very painful) You have to learn to direct =
the
follow-through to your left side and away from your legs. =
</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>5. Use wrist pronation or snap. =
You don't
actually snap your wrist, you rotate it. We have three major joints in =
the arm.
By moving all of them in unison we can develop more power. The most =
important
one </span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:
windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>for power is the wrist. In fact =
that is
why we have to be careful in using the wrist while hitting ground =
strokes,
because a pure wrist shot on a flat stroke can be way too powerful and =
send the
ball </span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:
windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>sailing into or over the fence. =
</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Here is an exercise I use to help =
people
develop wrist power. Try to hit a serve motion only with your wrist =
moving.
Don't use any other part of your arm. From the baseline I can easily hit =
the
back fence or curtain using only my wrist. </span></font><font =
color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>A similar technique to develop =
power is to
try to hit the back fence or curtain with your serve. Just to develop =
power of
your serve. Many players can not hit that target. If you can easily hit =
it then
you probably already have good power on you serve. </span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>6. Make sure you hit the =
sweetspot on your
racquet. You can only get maximal power if you hit the serve on your =
sweetspot.
That is the area on your strings that give the most rebound. It varies =
in
position and size from racquet to racquet. It is usually in the middle =
of the
racquet. </span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:
windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>For more info on improving your =
serve
visit http://supertennis.net/superlearningtips.htm and read my =
"Power
Serving Tip." There are other tips and techniques there as well, =
even how
to develop a reliable second serve.</span></font><font =
color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Good luck with it. If you have =
any other
questions on the serve or other shots maybe I can help. Just put up your
question or please add any techniques that you have found that work for =
you. </span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Roger</span></font><font =
color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>3) The =
Miracle
of Lead Tape</span></font><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;
mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:=
p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;
color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>(This =
was
originally posted at the Central NJ Tennis Club. <a
href=3D"http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralNJTennis">http://groups.yaho=
o.com/group/CentralNJTennis</a>)</span></font><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;
color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;
color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>It seems to me most players don't =
realize
some of the incredible benefits off adding Lead Tape to their racquets. =
You may
realize that the pros use it and wonder why do they want their racquets =
so
heavy.</span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:
windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Pete Sampras uses lots of lead =
tape on his
racquets. He adds over two ounces of extra weight with lead tape. Jimmy =
Conners
used to put lots of lead tape on his T-2000. That was the only way he =
was able
to control his racquet. In fact he was really the only pro to master =
that
powerful racquet. </span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;
mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Here are some of the reasons =
these pros
may use lead tape. </span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;
mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>1. Reduces shock therefore =
reducing tennis
elbow.</span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:
windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>2. Makes the racquet twist less =
on impact
if applied at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions of the racquet's head. =
</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>3. Gives the racquet more =
power.</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>4. Gives the racquet more =
control.</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>A big misconception nowadays is =
that a
lighter tennis racquet is better for your arm. I've helped several =
people
including myself, reduce their arm problems by switching to a heavier =
and
control kind of racquet. Most racquets nowadays are too light, stiff and
powerful for the average player. </span></font><font color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>The lightness increases racquet =
speed and
also increases shock. The manufacturers have developed new technologies =
to
reduce the shock, but I feel you are still better off with a heavier =
racquet. </span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Racquets like the Wilson Pro =
Staff 6.1 and
6.0 mid have the incredible benefit of helping you keep the ball in the =
court.
Everyone is looking for power when they should be looking for control. =
</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Of course some people will be =
better off
with racquets that are a little more powerful. </span></font><font =
color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Here are 2 rules of =
thumb:</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>1. Play with the least powerful =
racquet
that you can handle. Meaning you should be able to hit touch shots as =
well as
power shots. </span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;
mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>2. Play with the heaviest racquet =
you can
handle. You may find that you can play with a much heavier racquet than =
you
previously thought. You can slowly add lead tape to your racquet and =
eventually
you start getting used to it. </span></font><font color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Another interesting point is that =
the
weight is not the only issue. Where the weight is placed on the racquet =
also
affects how the racquet feels. A heavier racquet could feel lighter if =
it is
very head light. Being light in the head will make it more maneuverable. =
</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>What I am getting at is that you =
can add
lead tape to the head of the racquet and then add more tape to the top =
of the
handle or even underneath the handle to balance out the weight. =
Therefore your
racquet will have gotten heavier and yet not seem that much bulkier. =
</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>I carry lead tape at Roger's =
Super Tennis:
Pro Shop, 732-432-4839 or www.SuperTennis.net for $3.00 per pack. =
</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Let me know if these ideas help =
out your
tennis game,<span style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Roger =
Haeske</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
/p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
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=3D=3D=3D</span></font><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;
color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;
color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>STRINGIN=
G WITH
PRIDE: I take a lot of pride in stringing your racquets. I have two =
stringing
certifications from the United States Racquet Stringers Association and =
17
years stringing experience. If you come to me, you can have confidence =
in your
racquet being properly strung and the racquet's performance being =
maximized.
I've strung over 24,000 racquets in my day and have a very large and =
loyal
following in the East Brunswick area. If you ever have any problem or =
question
with a racquet I've strung, feel free to contact me and I'll gladly do =
my best
to make sure you are satisfied. </span></font><font size=3D2 =
color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;mso-color=
-alt:
windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DnormalAriel12><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]></span></font><font
size=3D2 color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;
color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>I hope =
you
enjoyed and benefited from this update. Please email me if you have any
suggestions as to how I can make it more useful for you. I'm here to =
serve you.</span></font><span
class=3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></f=
ont></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span class=3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D2 =
color=3Dblack
face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:
11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>From =
your
friendly neighborhood Tennis Pro and Master Stringer,<span =
style=3D"mso-spacerun:
yes">  </span>Roger Haeske</span></font><font size=3D2 =
color=3Dblack
face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
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12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p=
 </span></font></p>

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style=3D'font-size:
11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>(732) =
432-4839
Roger's Super Tennis: Pro Shop</span></font><font size=3D2 color=3Dblack
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Arial;color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>=


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