OK, so after giving it a lot of thought I decided to play in this Labour Day tournament here in NM. Basically, it's a way for the coaches at UNM to get an idea of what they're new players look like. I wasn't expecting much of myself because I don't play as often as I would like. So, I go in and low and behold I have to play one of the new freshmen players. He's from Colorado and was apparently a very good junior player(has played in the nationals in Kalamazoo) and all I could think of was crap I'd better play my ass off or I will get bagled. So, we start off the warm up and I can barely keep a ball in the court with my groundies. But my volleys were on point which is really all that I need anyways. So, we start playing and the guy has a huge serve. Took me a whole set just to get used to it. I don't see guys serve that big around here. So I win the toss and elect to serve. Immediately I am broken. I contribute that to nerves. He serves and basically hits 4 unreturnables. So, now I'm thinking well this kinda sucks. I'm just gonna go after everything. Next game I am serving lights out aces wide, aces down the middle, unreturnables. I was also volleying very well. I really wasn't exptecting that since I really only hit like once a week and that's if I'm lucky. Anyways, the next game I have a breakpoint against him and he throws down an ace. I now have a rhythm on my serve and now it's basically a serving contest to see who holds. And this is where the footwork comes into play. I could barely return any of his serves. I think it's partially because I don't ever see serves with that much pop and action on it. If my footwork was better it would have been a much closer match than what it was, I played well but he won all of the big points. He ended up winning 6-2, 6-2. Of course it didn't help that I had a very bad case of shin splints. Holy crap does that hurt. Anyways, even though I lost this match served as a good confidence builder. I know that I can give just about anyone a tough match if I keep my head in it and am picking my spots right on my serve. Can't wait til the next tournament(hopefully I would have practiced more by then).