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IN2MILKKEL 03-26-2004 01:37 AM

Lessons, practice and playing advice!
My coach doesn't like my doubles partner for my game. I'm a 3.0 and she's a 2.5 and improving. Should I switch to a 3.0 or 3.5 partner? Also, should I only practice with players at my level or above?

cak 03-26-2004 10:17 AM

I've found having 2 or 3 different partners that you play with often works well. One can be your 2.5 friend and then pick up a 3.0 partner also. Then if something happens to one you aren't also out for the season.

As for only playing with those at your level or lets think about this. If you only play folk at your level then you won't pick up the experience necessary to get to the next level. If you only play your level and above then how would those folks below you play someone their level and above without playing someone your level. I like playing a bit of every one, even throwing in a singles match every now and then even though I'm pretty hopeless at singles. When I open up to play people at my level, above and below me I can get a match every day! Is this great or what.

jayserinos99 03-26-2004 12:28 PM

cak is on the money. you have to hit with everyone to really improve. for me, i'll hit with anyone at any time, regardless of skill level.

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