Balls flying at you

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by StanW, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. StanW

    StanW Rookie

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    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?
     
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  2. theyhatethecans

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    I'd find a new partner
     
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  3. r2473

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    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.
     
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  4. albino smurf

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    partner or opponent?
     
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  5. jester911

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    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.
     
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  6. li0scc0

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    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.
     
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  7. StanW

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    @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.
     
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  8. SuperFly

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    I took 4 passing shots to the face, including 2 within 15 minutes of each other.

    MAN UP
     
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  9. albino smurf

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

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    step outside the gay nightclub?
     
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  11. SirGounder

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    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.
     
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