"So you only play 5.0?"

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Fuji, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. LeeD

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    Post 99 is absolutely correct.
    If your first serve is soooo weak that it get's returned by a girl, at 90 mph with strong topspin, you cannot possibly win a game against her!
    But if you first serve solicits a desperate, reaching, lunging return, you can pummell the next ball into a corner, get to net position, and volley/overhead off the next shot for a winner.
    You guys who say you can't beat a girl just don't have winner shots, forcing shots, or strong shots! If you did, you'd know that if you hit your best shot, that works against 5.0 men, it's also good enough against 6.0 women.
    A strong 4.0, who's rising in rankings, has such shots.
    A weak 4.0, who will stay there forever, or slip backwards, IS LIKE YOU, youy will never get better.
     
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    It's pretty obvious that FloridaTDude doesn't have a serve, doesn't know how to get to net, and can't get there at his normal level of play...say 4.5.
    If you can get to net in 4.5 men's, you can get to net in 6.0 women.
    If A/Open players ask you to serve to them, while you're 3.5, you don't listen to FloridaTDude when he talks strategy.
     
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    There are a couple of good juniors that play the same courts I do. They are 11 and 13. It is AMAZING to me the shot selection they have already. I hate playing them because I'm so much older and bigger than they are. It really throws me off, but no matter. If I'm playing lights out I'll beat them, but for the most part they are just toying with me. Never upsets me either. It's always just really cool to me to see them playing so well at such a young age.
     
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    Are you sure you are PLAYING them? Or are you hitting with them? And if you are hitting with them, are you feeding them deep groundies over and over? Or are you slice CC shortangling them, moonball one, then aggressively slice approaching them?
    Very few parents allow adults to hit with their prodical kids unless some rules are maintained.
    In my years, to hit with the 5.5 and better women, I wasn't to hit any short shots, come to net, or serve my best serves.....or the practice sessions are cancelled foreever.
     

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