I think the weakest game of the four, when I am on the court, is my service game, not only is my serve only average to decent, but, I am not at the net, and that is my strength. Yes, I do GET to the net, s/v, but this is a transition shot. I maintain, that this whole 'holding serve...breaking serve' concept is less relevant (NOT irrelevant) at this level with over 40 year old ladies. Rarely is the serve an ace, and it is generally, merely the first shot. I think that this concept of holding serve and breaking, is more a factor for powerful mens singles, where that serve is always an aggresive, offensive shot. that sets up the game. Why I say this, is this one lady I play who has a powerhouse partner who often double faults her blazing service game away....BUT, she is so strong on the other three games (huge overheads, tricky quick backhand, great poacher, surgically placed lobs, and 5'10" to boot!) that she is not a handicap! AND, if I see an ace on the court, it is hers. To myself, I just can't give my friend the credit for winning, as, while she is decent, she is no better than I am, and my partner and I are not as strong as this powerful partner. ONLY for my own ponderings, does this make sense....she is so smug about 'putting up with' these double faults, while I, to myself think...'yeah, but even if she loses her serve, that is only one in four games, less if she is the second server each set on average, and she wins the other three games with all her other GREAT STUFF! You are just along for the ride!" No, I will not quote you but it is really getting under my skin!!!!!!!