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17 January

All the facts you need to know

If you want to know which tennis player has earned the most prize money, who is nicknamed 'Machine', who was the most talked about player among...

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17 January

The most challenging Slam ever

With qualifying underway in Melbourne, the Australian Open has started, but it is the continuing bush fire emergency that is foremost in...

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Isobel Stephen

The AELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime Tennis League
Wimbledon Park Tennis League
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10 January

Tennis and the Bush Fire crisis

Just watching from afar the bush fires raging in Australia has been disturbing enough, but as the tennis season turns to the southern hemisphere...

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Rob Bishop

Cheltenham Parks Tennis League
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9 January

What would you ask your robot ball to do?

Technology giant Samsung unveiled a prototype of its new AI assistant to the world this week, and it looked a lot like a tennis ball. Is it only...

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7 January

Too many Local Tennis League emails? You have options!

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3 January

Five things to know about the ATP Cup!

Another new World Cup of men's tennis so soon after the re-imagined Davis Cup? Here are the five things you need to know!

 

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3 January

New Year, New You - health and fitness tips to make 2020 the year tennis works for you!

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3 January

Join us in Mallorca in March or build your own 2020 Rafa Nadal Academy break. Either way, save 5% on all holidays!

Tomorrow is ‘sunshine Saturday’, the most popular day of the year for people in the UK to book their holidays. If you love tennis and want to...

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23 December 2019

Our top ten Roundup stories of the 2019!

How was the year for you? Full of tennis we hope.

Traditionally, this is the time for us to look back at the year with out top ten of our...

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20 December 2019

The Great Local Tennis League's Christmas Quiz 2019

Another year of great matches, new champs and and amazing comebacks draws to a close... but what do you remember of it? Test your wits with our...

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12 December 2019

Game, set and match of tennis gifts

Stuck for a stocking filler? Need a last minute gift for a tennis fan? We have the answer. Here is a round of the best tennis Game[s], Sets and...

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12 December 2019

Unsafe to play: the rules and etiquette of calling off a match

Playing throughout the year, even on outdoor courts, is perfectly possible in Britain, but sometimes it just isn't safe to be on court. So how do...

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12 December 2019

Au revoir as DriveNow moves on!

We love having partners and are grateful for the support they give us and the tennis you play. So, it is with a tinge of sadness, that we say a...

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5 December 2019

Get tennis done: for the many, not the few

With the General Election looming and all parties trying to woo voters with what they would do in office, we recently published our just for fun...

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5 December 2019

Put a number next to your name and get ready for Wimbledon 2020!

Ever wondered why some players have rating numbers next to their name on the group tables and others don't? Find out the answer and discover how...

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4 December 2019

Can you repressurise tennis balls? It's a long story...

When we wrote about making tennis greener last week we were asked why we hadn't mentioned repressurising old balls. Meanwhile last week's "Meet...

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Paul Whittenham

Havant Tennis League
Portsmouth Tennis League
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29 November 2019

It's back: the Rafa Nadal Tennis Tournament for all!

After a highly successful inaugural tournament last year, the Rafa Nadal Academy social tournament will be back in March. Don't miss out!...

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29 November 2019

Can tennis go green?

Whether it is yellow balls or Wimbledon whites, it is time for tennis to go green. Climate change and plastic pollution is harming everyone so...

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25 November 2019

Behind the scenes of a unique Andy Murray documentary

Resurfacing, a documentary chronicling what turned out to be the most difficult period in Andy Murray’s life is released by Amazon today. The...

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Emily Norman

Highbury Fields
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22 November 2019

Our tennis manifesto!

All the political parties are publishing their manifestos this week ahead of next month's General Election. Why should tennis be any different!...

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22 November 2019

Sharp elbows!

If you have had it, you will know it. Tennis elbow is a very painful problem. It is not, necessarily, anything to do with tennis but if your...

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Tony Puddifer

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21 November 2019

Rip that grip and start again!

Is there a difference between a leftie grip and a right-handers' wrap? Are you afraid to cut? And do you staple or not? Don't tie yourself in...

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15 November 2019

Davis Cup: Tennis magic in Madrid

Hot on the heels of the Nitto ATP Finals in London come the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid. It's the first year of its controversial new format which...

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15 November 2019

Mind games and pressure points

Rafa Nadal defied all the odds when he mounted an enormous comeback against against Daniil Medvedev at the O2 on Wednesday (and came back from a...

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15 November 2019

Will David Ferrer be on-song at the Royal Albert Hall? Win tickets and find out!

Thanks to our tennis ball partner HEAD, we have two tickets to be won to the 2019 Final of the Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall, London...

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Chris Mackenzie-Ross

Battersea Park Tennis League
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8 November 2019

Booking is now open for the next ITF at the Rafa Nadal Academy 8-15 March

If you love tennis, would like to compete with other players in sunny Mallorca and want to enjoy fantastic food and facilities, come on the next...

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Rob Hawksworth

Sheffield Tennis League
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8 November 2019

Bad balls, bad balls, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

You cannot play tennis without balls, but there are a number of crucial rules about these fuzzy yellow objects. If you don't know your way around...

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7 November 2019

Where to find the tennis action on TV in 2020

TV tennis is on the move again with BT Sport saying goodbye to WTA coverage. Here's our guide to making sure you don't miss any of the action....

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1 November 2019

Don't miss out on the upcoming recreational tournaments at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar

Will we see you in Mallorca this coming March? The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar is now firmly on the recreational tournament map. That means...

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1 November 2019

Fit for purpose the Rafa way

Domingo Rosselló has been Head of Physical Training at the Rafa Nadal Academy since it opened on 1 July, 2016 overseeing the fitness programme...

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1 November 2019

Sports drinks made simple

Tennis is tough on the body so you need to prepare and recuperate. But it does not have to be complicated. Gemma Bes, Rafa Nadal's personal...

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31 October 2019

Your chance to win a fantastic Babolat racket!

Celebrate the end of the tennis year with a brand new racket! We have a fantastic Babolat Aero-G racket, backpack and towel to give away. To...

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Liz Somerville

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25 October 2019

Follow in our footsteps and book a stay in Mallorca

Early bird discounts, Christmas camps and Padel competitions. There is a lot happening at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Mallorca and...

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25 October 2019

Revealed (some of) the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar coaching secrets

At every ITF event at the Rafa Nadal Academy, there is always a coaching session and it is always one of the highlights of the week (pictured...

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25 October 2019

Playsight has its eyes on your tennis

Imagine if you could see a recording of every match you played, watch it from various angles and share a video with your coach and fellow players...

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24 October 2019

Rafa Nadal and Carlos Moyá, congratulate Andy Murray, champion again!

Andy Murray astounded the tennis world with his victory on Sunday at the European Open in Antwerp. Many thought it was impossible for a player to...

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Leo Seymour

Bristol Tennis League
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18 October 2019

Point penalty, Mr Federer

If someone as experienced as Roger Federer can lose his temper on court, as happened last week, it is no surprise that the rest of us sometime...

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18 October 2019

TBCs and round extensions explained!

What happens at the end of the round if you still have a match to play? Why are some matches marked as "to be completed" and what happens if they...

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18 October 2019

Congratulations Rafa and Maria!

When we arrive on Sunday in Rafa's home town of  Manacor for the latest ITF Seniors tournament at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar we suspect...

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David Beales

Haggerston Park Tennis League
Finsbury Park Tennis League
Highbury Fields
New River Tennis League
Pavilion Tennis League
Rosemary Gardens Tennis League
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14 October 2019

Win a pair of tickets to the Nitto ATP Finals!

The Nitto ATP Finals, the stunning climax of the ATP Men's Tour, arrives in London next month and thanks to the generosity of the ATP, we have a...

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11 October 2019

Early bird booking on holidays to the Rafa Nadal Academy

Book now and not only can you get 15% off your next trip to the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Mallorca, you can get an additional 5% off that...

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11 October 2019

Ready, steady, go: how to warm up and why it matters

[Pic by Kate T...

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11 October 2019

Sole searching - the secret history of the tennis shoe!

It's autumn, which can mean slippery courts. Now's the time to replace your tennis shoes after the wear and tear of the summer - and we have just...

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Philippa Seal

Acton and Gunnersbury Tennis League
Barnes & Sheen Tennis League
Battersea Park Tennis League
Chiswick House Gardens Tennis League
Hammersmith and Fulham Tennis League
Holland Park Tennis League
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4 October 2019

Gestures speak louder than words

Turn the sound down on any tennis match, and you will probably be able to tell who is winning or losing from the body language. From fist pumps...

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4 October 2019

You have been framed : Part Two

Last week we looked at what happens if your racket touches the ball twice and found out how losing grip of your racket could cost you points. But...

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Terry Neale

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27 September 2019

Inside or out?

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27 September 2019

Another chance to compete for fun at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Mallorca!

Need a break? Come to Mallorca!  Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar is running a  new tournament this October for Local Tennis League players and...

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27 September 2019

You've been framed!

It's your trusty wand, the sabre you go into battle with, the stick you rely on for support, but sometimes your racket can turn against you. Here...

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20 September 2019

Pressure points

Whether it is serving for the match, saving match point or playing someone you think you should beat, tennis can be stressful. So what is the...

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20 September 2019

Walkovers, your need to knows!

When is a walkover not a walkover and what does it mean any way? Below is the discussion we published in July 2018 but to find out more aobut why...

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Nikesh Patel

Leicester Tennis League
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Meet the Players

Philippa Cowie

Christchurch Park Tennis League, Ipswich
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13 September 2019

Many happy returns - how to come back after a break from the game

She is one of the most inspirational players in tennis and now Kim Clijsters has announced her return to the pro circuit. We welcome her back and...

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Helen McMahon

Inverleith Park Tennis League
Leith Links Tennis League
Meadows Tennis League
Sunderland Tennis League
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13 September 2019

Don't step on the lines and fingers crossed you will win!

It's Friday the 13th, so what better time to look at tennis superstitions and the thin line between performance-enhancing ritual and irrational...

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6 September 2019

Get some of the Rafa magic

Have you seen this?

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6 September 2019

The surprising secret of tie break success

Later this month, Local Tennis Leagues is teaming up with the Pavilion in north London, the LTA and Tie Break Tens to run a...

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30 August 2019

The Big Apple and starry, starry nights

Drama-filled night time matches have become so synonymous with the US Open that the New York Times calls the tournament the 'slam that never...

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29 August 2019

Will yours be our 20,000th match of the year? If so, you could win a tennis shirt!

Who will be on court for our 20,000th match of year?

The lucky players will each recieve a free Local Tennis Leagues performance shirt,...

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29 August 2019

How to finish a match, win friends and improve your tennis!

Do you jump the net or give your opponent a hug? Do you offer a handshake or fist pump the air? We look at the art and etiquette of finishing a...

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23 August 2019

Men should play women! Thanks for supporting our #mixittennis campaign and here are the winners

Earlier this year, we asked you to support the idea of men and women competing against each other which is fundamental to what we do at Local...

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23 August 2019

Next stop for Andy Murray - the Rafa Nadal Academy!

Continuing his comeback, Andy Murray will be getting some crucial match practice at an ATP Challenger event hosted by the Rafa Nadal Academy in...

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Tony Wilson

Swindon Tennis League
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Matt Pickering

Leamington & Warwick Tennis League
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23 August 2019

Win a HEAD Graphene 360 Speed MP Racket!

Thanks to our tennis ball partner HEAD, to celebrate the start of the US Open, we are delighted to be able to give you the chance to win the a...

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22 August 2019

What is it like to play at Wimbledon? Ask our LTL players

Two Local Tennis League players and our local coach were playing at Wimbledon last week. Naturally we wanted to know all about it. Here's how,...

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20 August 2019

Net gains

League Results
123
Oliver Knaut  267
Pavlos Alexias  645
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16 August 2019

Take our tennis officiating rules quiz!

If the US Open is anything like last year we can expect the tennis officials will have their work cut out. But how much do you know about the...

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Jonathan Bunney

Docklands Tennis League
Golders Hill Park Tennis League
Hyde Park Tennis League
Lincoln's Inn Tennis League
New River Tennis League
Paddington Rec Tennis League
Pavilion Tennis League
Waterlow Park Tennis League
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Tony Foreman

Bromley Tennis For Free League
Crystal Palace Tennis League
Lincoln's Inn Tennis League
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9 August 2019

Apologies for the interruption to our normal service

Last night's planned site update proved a little more difficult than we expected, so thank you all for bearing with us. The site is functioning...

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Kate Marsh

The AELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime Tennis League
Clapham Common Tennis League
Cottenham Park and Merton Tennis League
Wandsworth All Star Tennis League
Wandsworth All Star Women's Tennis League
Wimbledon Park Tennis League
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27 September 2019

Another chance to compete for fun at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Mallorca!

Need a break? Come to Mallorca!  Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar is running a  new tournament this October for Local Tennis League players and...

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8 August 2019

📐🐘 📰, Local 🎾 Leagues now supports emojis

Emojis can now be used on Local Tennis League match commentaries! To celebrate we look at some of the best tennis emoji messages from Andy Murray...

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8 August 2019

Your at-a-glance guide to the UK's top women players

Last week we looked at the British men hoping to make their mark at the US Open. This week we turn our attention to the talented women, led by...

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2 August 2019

Oh what a week!

From flying ants to record breaking weather, and from epic battles to a fond farewell it has been a wonderful week of league tennis in Britain's...

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Gabriel Emordi

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1 August 2019

Hard Court Preview: Your at-a-glace guide to Kyle, Dan and Cameron

While we wait to see if Andy Murray will play singles in Cincinnati in the run up to the US Open, here's our handy guide to the other UK men in...

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30 July 2019

Stay safe and don't beat yourself!

Getting injured is a unfortunate hazard of playing any sport, but suffering an avoidable, dare we say silly, injury is definitely not clever....

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26 July 2019

Buy a Local Tennis League bag and water bottle and get a FREE Babolat tennis towel!

Special offer for summer - while stocks last! SORRY - SOLD OUT

Just the thing for playing in hot...

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26 July 2019

Your guide to when and how a match may be safely suspended!

TBCs (to be continued matches) are a regular feature of Local Tennis Leagues, but what are the rules? Here's our guide to ensuring you don't...

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Kurt Williams

Docklands Tennis League
Haggerston Park Tennis League
Lee Valley Women's Tennis League
Rosemary Gardens Tennis League
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25 July 2019

Special Mizuno offer to all our players

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22 July 2019

Three rackets and a blister

League Results
12
Joachim Ollram 77
Advait Kapadia56
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22 July 2019

The pros have nothing on this!

League Results
12
Liz Somerville 66
Julie Cooper 44
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19 July 2019

Get the Tie Break tied up!

How could Federer have lost Wimbledon? So many commentators said he played the better tennis, yet he lost two match points and three tie breaks...

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19 July 2019

Pitch up and play!

Wimbledon is behind us and the great summer holiday stretches ahead. It's time to play! Inspired by outdoor accommodation specialist...

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Martina Mikitova

West Ham Park & Newham Tennis League
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