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HughJars 07-30-2013 06:48 PM

Post an honest self-assesment of your game
 
Im interested to see what are peoples general strengths and weaknesses in their game around here

Strengths:
- Can move quickly around the court in all directions and recover well
- Big first serve with reasonable %
- Decent on the volley

Weaknesses
- Horrible second serve and %
- Overheads
- Flat backhand, especially down the line. Top spin ok.

Self rating: approx 3.5.

sureshs 07-30-2013 06:50 PM

Strengths: everything other than serve

Weakness: serve. It is consistent but not powerful enough.

4.0

vandre 07-30-2013 06:59 PM

nice idea for a thread! i'll play!

strengths:
-good pace, depth and placement off 2hbh
-attack off return of serve
-can push opponent off of baseline

weaknesses:
-footwork
-struggles with placement on serve
-forehand can breakdown
-prone to brainfarts

computer rated 3.5 but lately i'd say closer to 2.5! :cry:

HughJars 07-30-2013 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sureshs (Post 7625222)
Strengths: everything other than serve

Weakness: serve. It is consistent but not powerful enough.

4.0

Just out of interest, how old are you Suresh and whats your style of play? :)

Fintft 07-30-2013 07:10 PM

Strengths:

- Baseliner
- Flat hard FH
- ROS
- Change direction/peace/plan
- Flat serve (when on). I'm using only 1st serves, usually with good %
- Decent flat BH
- Don't let opponents get into any kinda of rhythm
- Drops shots (when on).


Weaknesses:
- Volleys
- Moving backwards
- Overheads
- Jips on the toss and even on the serve as a whole
- Nerves

Self rated 2.5 (by US standards), 3.5 Canadian L:

Mike2228 07-30-2013 07:16 PM

Strengths
Good forehand
solid all around serving

weakness
slow
poor backhand

tlm 07-30-2013 07:20 PM

Strengths:
court coverage
defense
topspin forehand
conditioning
dependable serve

Weakness:
top spin backhand
volleys
overheads
ROS is adequate

solid 4.0

Champs990411 07-30-2013 07:26 PM

Strengths: FH, serve
Weaknesses: Return, topspin two-hander, moving forward

4.5+

HunterST 07-30-2013 07:30 PM

Strengths:
Serve pace/placement
penetrating groundstrokes
conditioning/willingness to work

Weaknesses:
MID COURT GAME
first serve percentage
return of serve
volleys

Mid 4.0

lightthestorm 07-30-2013 07:30 PM

Not going into too much detail....

Strength:

Great athleticism
Fitness/Stamina
Backhand
1st Serve
Footwork

In between: Net game... I can hold my own against most but I'm mainly a baseliner. As far as forehand goes... it's still good at the level I play in. I can still rip a winner a bunch of times, but it's a tad inconsistent for me to rate it as a great strength.


Weaknesses:

Touch
Sometimes mental

4 star recruit, class of 2014

Shroud 07-30-2013 07:57 PM

strengths
-Serve
-Volley/ netplay
-backhand
-anticipation
-return

weaknesses
-general conditioning
-speed
-not match tough
-patience
-boredom (especially with groundstrokes)

4.0

Now can a 4.0 actually have ANY strengths?? For instance, is a strong 4.0 serve really a strong serve?? I dont think so, so this is kind of pointless.

lightthestorm 07-30-2013 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shroud (Post 7625308)
strengths
-Serve
-Volley/ netplay
-backhand
-anticipation
-return

weaknesses
-general conditioning
-speed
-not match tough
-patience
-boredom (especially with groundstrokes)

4.0

Now can a 4.0 actually have ANY strengths?? For instance, is a strong 4.0 serve really a strong serve?? I dont think so, so this is kind of pointless.

I'm doing this compared to other people at my level.... which is around a 5.0 I'm guessing.

Ballinbob 07-30-2013 08:15 PM

Strengths:
Serve
Forehand

Weaknesses:
Net game
Return of serve

Rating: Solid 4.5

Drew_a_blank 07-30-2013 08:16 PM

I'll bite, great idea for a thread!

Strengths:
-Mental strength. I very rarely get rattled on the court.
-Speed/Defense
-Dependable groundstrokes
-Net play
-Full-Run CC backhands. It can really

Weaknesses:
-On the run forehand. It can put up weak returns.
-2nd serve reliability. I'm currently restructuring my kick serve, so I am averaging around 3-5 DF's a set in singles right now.
-I tend to play it too safe/get complacent in real match play with playing the higher % shots, and not taking enough risks changing directions.

I went 8-0 at 4.0 and 1-1 at 4.5 this year, so I am looking forward to the (hopeful) bump up!

Drew_a_blank 07-30-2013 08:20 PM

Didn't finish a sentence there.. It is a great shot to go from Defense to Offense for me.

asusundevils1971 07-30-2013 08:44 PM

Strength:
first serve: change spin and placement with high percentage
second serve: twist and kick serve with good movement
return of serve: both wings and on both sides love running around on the
add side
solid groundstrokes on both sides and can flatten out on both wings when needed
good footwork
good preparation

Weakness:
too slow: two major back and ankle surgeries
can't play two tough long matches in one day
try and end points quickly thus making too many unforced errors
make mental errors on point construction
get bored during matches and can lose two or three games in a row
try stupid drop volleys instead of putting the darn ball away

5.0 NTRP

10isfreak 07-30-2013 08:44 PM

Strengths
-Inside-out forehand;
-Footwork;
-Rally balls (both sides);
-Good second serve.

Weaknesses
-Inconsistent first serve;
-Volleys;
-Overhead;
-Return of serve.

My favorite shot is the high inside-out forehand and I use it often.

As for my approximate level of play, I have no idea. Usually, people fear me because all you see of me in hitting sessions are things I do best... in a match, my serve and return do limit my abilities.

mikeler 07-30-2013 11:57 PM

I refuse to post this info since some of my opponents come read this message board. :)

TomT 07-31-2013 04:46 AM

Strengths
- Serve
- Strokes

Weaknesses
(Most everything at one time or another, but the following are especially usually bad)
- Competitive desire
- Shot selection
- Movement
- Fitness
- Volleys (usually, although sometimes I surprise myself with a decent one :))

Approximate self-rating
- 3.0

Rating based on league match play
- 3.0

dman72 07-31-2013 04:51 AM

Strengths:
Serve power
Forehand power
tricky drop shots and other junk
court coverage
Weaknesses
Consistency
Volleys
lack of patience


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