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ttwarrior1
06-09-2009, 10:01 AM
might be an exageration but his serves would come over the net , no spin so slow dink serves. Im actually one foot behind the service line and still have to move up 5 feet to hit it, no bounce. You just can't slam it or rip it for a winner and if i hit a drop shot he is there no problem. So i pretty much just just did a donk shot back to him but deep and then moved back and waited for a good shot. Im still sore from bending over and reaching forward 200 times in a match but i won 6 -4. Especially tough when i have to hit a backhand

He knew if he served hard i would rip winners left and right so he did what he thought he had to do to beat me i guess. I still call it wimpy tennis just like conners says.

coyfish
06-09-2009, 10:20 AM
Why are you standing so far behind the baseline if you know these dinks are coming?

MNPlayer
06-09-2009, 10:22 AM
might be an exageration but his serves would come over the net , no spin so slow dink serves. Im actually one foot behind the service line and still have to move up 5 feet to hit it, no bounce. You just can't slam it or rip it for a winner and if i hit a drop shot he is there no problem. So i pretty much just just did a donk shot back to him but deep and then moved back and waited for a good shot. Im still sore from bending over and reaching forward 200 times in a match but i won 6 -4. Especially tough when i have to hit a backhand

He knew if he served hard i would rip winners left and right so he did what he thought he had to do to beat me i guess. I still call it wimpy tennis just like conners says.

You should be happy to return serves like that. You have great angles available on a serve that short. Also a perfect recipe for chip and charge - hit a deep slice approach up the line and you're already at the net!

Few of us practice those type of situations as often as we should. But, in principle, it should be easier because 1) you have more time to set up your shot and 2) you are in a much more offensive position in the court which takes time and space away from your opponent.

mlktennis
06-09-2009, 11:04 AM
just played a guy like this and got beat.

He perfected the super dink serve - just over the net, absurd back and side spin and barely bounces up.

he would get to the sharp angles extremely quick and hit to open court, my slice up the line and deep just wasn't consistent enough to hurt him for me to finish at the net. I've done well with other dinkers but he was at another level.

Back to the drawing board.

Blade0324
06-09-2009, 11:27 AM
I take serves like that that are too low to really go after for a hard shot and hit a loopy topspin shot to their backhand and then look for a short reply that will be usually higher and I would be able to hit for a good winner. Doesn't always work that way though. The biggest thing with someone that plays this way is to be patient and not go for too much at the wrong times. It is very much about shot selection and not beating yourself against someone like this.

Steady Eddy
06-09-2009, 02:04 PM
Don't let him get away with that! He's making you look like a fool. Stand way in, right up on the service line. Take it on the rise and follow it to the net. He won't have much time to return it and you can put alot of pressure on him this way. Practice returning serves from the service line anyway. You'll find that it's not as hard as you think, especially if you play these returns more like volleys than groundstrokes.

mlktennis
06-10-2009, 07:44 AM
yeah, i really felt like a fool having such trouble. I was afraid that if I stand in too close he will easily give a deep serve and i will be in trouble then but like you said, treat it like a half volley.

No doubt he is a better player than me (for now) but I def didn't put up a good fight.

Devilito
06-10-2009, 02:10 PM
Why are you moving back after the return? stay closer, respond quicker, hit a deep approach shot to his weak side or down the middle, put away the volley.

ttwarrior1
06-12-2009, 02:27 PM
service line is not the baseline. I mean im like one foot behind the area the serve needs to land in and still have to run up after it

ttwarrior1
06-12-2009, 02:28 PM
i have to move back because he will hit it over my head or pass me without a problem

NickH87
06-12-2009, 03:58 PM
I just played my dad who hits like that, so I moved in and then he smashes a serve at my feet at like double the pace. So I moved back and he goes back to the dink serves that barely go over the net and he placed it on the sideline so I didnt even bother with it. That little game of cat and mouse continued and I figured that I am not having any fun so I wont play with people like that again.

I want to be competitive and have fun at the same time, so I will just pick and choose who I play with and weed out the people who ruin it for me.

120mphBodyServe
06-12-2009, 06:26 PM
I just played my dad who hits like that, so I moved in and then he smashes a serve at my feet at like double the pace. So I moved back and he goes back to the dink serves that barely go over the net and he placed it on the sideline so I didnt even bother with it. That little game of cat and mouse continued and I figured that I am not having any fun so I wont play with people like that again.

I want to be competitive and have fun at the same time, so I will just pick and choose who I play with and weed out the people who ruin it for me.

LOL.... Someone doesn't like a challenge.

Datacipher
06-13-2009, 01:17 AM
LOL.... Someone doesn't like a challenge.

The kid should be happy his own father is a much better player and willing to play with him. His dad hit short slice serves on the line, that he couldn't handle until he moved up, then his dad hit flat serves he couldn't handle. He probably hits it to both sides of the court in baseline exchanges to right?? How terrible!

It's a sad attitude. If you want to only play with people you have fun with. Sure, nothing wrong with that. If you want to be competitive, great, nothing wrong with that. But when you only want to compete with people who you can beat, or people who play shots you want them to play...well that's pathetic and not true competition.

PS. In another thread you claimed to be 4.0. You're not.

NickH87
06-13-2009, 07:57 AM
The kid should be happy his own father is a much better player and willing to play with him. His dad hit short slice serves on the line, that he couldn't handle until he moved up, then his dad hit flat serves he couldn't handle. He probably hits it to both sides of the court in baseline exchanges to right?? How terrible!

It's a sad attitude. If you want to only play with people you have fun with. Sure, nothing wrong with that. If you want to be competitive, great, nothing wrong with that. But when you only want to compete with people who you can beat, or people who play shots you want them to play...well that's pathetic and not true competition.

PS. In another thread you claimed to be 4.0. You're not.

You are taking the 4.0 out of context, it was on that video of those 3.5 guys who couldnt even create a rally of 4 shots to save their life.

jwr1972
06-13-2009, 10:17 AM
Stand 2 feet behind the service line if they are that slow and perfect the half volley return of serve down the line mostly and some cross court and short to keep them on their toes. No need to let those dinks die and force you to scoop them up.

beernutz
06-13-2009, 10:27 AM
OP I don't understand why you don't drop shot him/her to death after the dink serves. I read what you wrote but if you backspin the drop shot it shouldn't come up very high so that your opponent will have to hit it up. You should be standing right there for an easy put away.

If your opponent is able to hit topspin lobs over your head off of good drop shots then he is probably serving this dinky way on purpose because you have no answer for him.