We can and should be attacking the net a LOT more as rec players

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  1. Ballinbob

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    Tried approaching more this week (mostly with DTL FH) and saw some good results. There are lots of opportunities up there for the taking if you have decent volleys IMO. I didn't realize how many shots I allow my opponents to float back until I tried this. I also won many points out of sheer intimidation since I'm on the taller side

    I guess this all depends on your skill set but it's worth a shot if you're at the 4.0-5.0 level or whatever
     
  2. Power Player

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    Glad you tried it out. Its cool to see you are experiencing the same stuff I am. And since you have the speed, you are going to be a real PITA to deal with because you will be at the net before they even know it.
     
  3. Power Player

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    Im good with closing this down to just gameplay updates like bobs and whomever is implementing this style of play to their game. Sharing the ups and downs of developing it, if you will. The bickering back and forth between parties is done as i see it. It accomplishes nothing. Time to move on from that stuff.
     
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    So all these guys need to learn to get to net? Or they already know how to get to the net and go when needed to maximize their performance?

    I think the answer to that question is #2 and that you are just ranting. The 5.5 beats you doesn't he? I'd wager he goes to the net enough for his game..
     
  5. Power Player

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    Read my above post and quit with the inflammatory posts. Thank you.

    The 5.0 teaching pro comes to net a lot and has a beautiful net game. And he grew up in spain and was trained there. Go figure. He was another person who encouraged me to come to net more.

    I have taken sets off of him. The 5.5 is a monster player and would beat about everyone in this forum. I still come to net more, but it takes longer to get him to lunge and be off balance.
     
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    You do realize you are proving my point right? Players who go to the net and do well are doing what is right for them. You are the exception and not the rule.

    Recreational players stay back because - they know their odds of success aren't good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDaw1s1VuHU

    Listen to what Ken Flach says - most people stay back because they don't know how to volley well. That's all I am saying. For LOTS of rec players they are better off staying back.

    That doesn't mean they shouldn't LEARN to get to net. Or that for every player going to net is bad. But if you are in a match its not often the right move for the average rec player.

    I have to say I think you are being mean spirited and purposely argumentative. Its pretty disappointing. You might be a good tennis player but you need to work on your people skills.
     
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    Im thinking of developing a more complete game and doing more s&v this year. Im definitely working on it before i bring it into a match. I think volleys wont be that hard to improve. Its the transition game that makes it so difficult.
     
  8. Power Player

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    Normal people are mean spirited and argumentative when attacked and insulted many times. If you have this much of a social issue where you can't see how it came to this point, that is your problem and not mine. Plus you put words in my mouth every post you made and singled me out in every post even though there are plenty of people in here saying the same thing as me. I am going to assume you are smart enough to know what you are doing, so just by writing that last paragraph, you are basically doing the same thing again. It's pretty obvious, so just let it go or email me through my profile and we can talk about it offline.

    Past that - yes, people stay back because they can't volley well. That actually proves my point that they should work on their net game and come to net more often. Your argument at first was that it's not SMART tennis correct? Now you are saying they should LEARN to get there and that is what I am saying as well. The best way is to get a few lessons and work on just the net skills with a pro and then go out there and work it into your game. Just like any other tennis skill. Nobody ever said anything else. I definitely would not say - just go to net with no clue what to do. Obviously you need to spend a little time developing this part of your game, but I also said this many times.

    You are probably aware that coming to net is not just about making the volley. It's also about training your mind to move forward when you are used to hanging back. That in itself is why I keep saying that rec players should be attacking the net a lot more. You have to develop that type of strategy in your head and then make your feet move forward. It's a different mindset, and that is why I really like that Brent Abel article. Just read through it, and tell me he doesn't have good points. He also addressed most of your points earlier as well about being passed, and the other aspects you kept bringing up.

    So all of this stuff has been addressed. At the end of the day you disagree. Awesome. We get that. But you also do not play singles tennis anymore, so I am not sure why you would care this much.
     
  9. Power Player

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    Yes, this is exactly what I am saying. You get it, and thats awesome. It is a very fun way to play tennis.
     

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