I'm playing this guy once a week or one every two week, who is around 2.5 and has no ambition to get better (but he says he has). We're mostly playing weekdays before lunch so we can play for 1.5-2 hours every time. I play tennis 2-4 days a week and i just keep beating this guy with 6-0,6-0,6-0,6-1,6-0 (or similar) every time. I'm having trouble 'choosing' not to use my BH slice, which is very stable and good. Against better opponents i have to hit a topspin with my BH, but that is a risk that i have to take cause the slice won't give me anything against 5.0-5.5 players. Anyway, i feel that i'm getting worse as a tennis player when i'm playing this guy. I choose the easy way and just slice and pushing, i approach the net often, and almost win every time. When i approach the net against better opponents i feel that i'm almost lost because the intensity is so much higher. I really feel that my 'just for fun' playing with this guy is having an effect on my progress. Maybe i'm playing him to often and his bad temper just makes me slow and tired. I've been told from tennis coaches that "you should play all opponents", i guess thats right, but to what extend? 90% of the matches i play is against opponents that is significantly worse tennis player than me. Sure i'm playing for fun, but when he doesn't show the slightest effort to get better and i feel that he slows me down every monday, is it worth it? I do wanna get better in everything i do... and i am, but these mondays i'm not gaining anything. Sure it is good to practice the serve, but i just to second serves straight through.. i win so easy, so why try. Thoughts?