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StanW
01-17-2011, 09:53 AM
Anybody ever have a partner who hits a forehand or backhand directly at you :shock: ? I've personally dodged quite a few, but I have some bruises from them.

What would you do in this situation?
Ninja Dodge, whack the ball, take it like a man, or duck like a baby?

theyhatethecans
01-17-2011, 10:23 AM
I'd find a new partner

r2473
01-17-2011, 10:34 AM
Depends on the situation. Sometimes the best pass is the one hit directly at your opponent. I think its fine unless you're doing it at "point blank range".

If you can't volley a ball struck at your body, I'd suggest staying away from the net.

Now, if we are talking doubles, then this is just a "normal" shot. Good opponents should aim at your shoes.

albino smurf
01-17-2011, 11:01 AM
partner or opponent?

jester911
01-17-2011, 11:17 AM
If this a regular hitting partner tell him to knock it off or at least slow it down a bit to improve these shots. If it an opponent you better improve your movement at net or stay back.

li0scc0
01-17-2011, 11:22 AM
My wife can hit a solid D1 women's level forehand, and often aims at me when I come to the net. Sometimes it is the best shot.
My advice, shake it off, say 'nice shot', and move on.

StanW
01-17-2011, 12:50 PM
@Albino Smurf Opponent / Person opposite side of the net.
Sorry if this confused you.

I was thinking of my rally partner who I always play against.

SuperFly
01-17-2011, 02:56 PM
I took 4 passing shots to the face, including 2 within 15 minutes of each other.

MAN UP

albino smurf
01-17-2011, 03:44 PM
@Albino Smurf Opponent / Person opposite side of the net.
Sorry if this confused you.

I was thinking of my rally partner who I always play against.

You need to bring it. Keep that racquet up and be sharp. Turn those into winners for yourself and they will magically disappear.

equinox
01-23-2011, 07:38 PM
step outside the gay nightclub?

SirGounder
01-23-2011, 08:20 PM
Depends on the situation. Are they trying to make a good shot or are they head hunting? Playing doubles once my opponent and I were both at the net. He winds up and smacks a backhand that glanced off the throat of my racquet and into my balls. I was on the ground for a second but told him nice shot.

A one time deal is no big but if it's consistent, I'd send a couple balls at his head.