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  1. AM28143

    AM28143 Semi-Pro

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    I was playing on a slow, low bounce, crappy surface against my father and every point he just does this low slice that barely bounces of the ground. He does it everytime off my second and when possible first serves. What do I do with them? Should I slice it back and run to net? Should I re-drop it?
     
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  2. Rafa freak

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    slice it back and run to net.
     
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  3. bizzle

    bizzle New User

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    volley volley volley
     
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  4. EricW

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    Develop a low dependable slice like his, and when he hits you a slice, slice it back, deep to his backhand corner and rush the net.
     
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  5. jck01

    jck01 Semi-Pro

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    I agree with EricW. Slice it back and run for the net. . . unless he's a good moon-baller. :)
     
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  6. Medved

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    Better yet, don't even let it bounce at all. You know what's coming, so follow your serve into the net if you can. Players with that good of a slice backhand, especially older ones, will use it 9/10 times. So you know what's coming. Your best match up against slice is when you're at the net. Now he has to either hit topspin, or float a slice that you can put away.
     
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  7. koopa_troopa

    koopa_troopa Rookie

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    Tell your dad that if he does another slice like that, you'll send him to a retirement home when he is older :p . I bet he will stop.
     
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  8. AceofBase

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    Just slice it back, if i were you.
     
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  9. smoothtennis

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    I'm definately with Koopa Troopa on this one. Retirement home it shall be...
     
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  10. AM28143

    AM28143 Semi-Pro

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    I like your thinking
     
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