Originally Posted by raiden031
I don't think it was intent. He honestly believed I was better because my strokes were more consistent. But once the match started, he resorted more to blocking the ball because he lacked confidence in his strokes. But he was good enough to beat me doing that.
If you keep playing and practicing you will beat these types of players easily. 3.0 and 3.5 is filled with players with bad strokes and all kinds of weaknesses in their game. Many of them have been playing that way for years so they are consistent in their style of play and enjoy beating younger up and coming players. But you absolutely need to learn how to beat these players to move up.
Nothing is more motivating than losing to some guy that is 20 years older than you, can barely move and hacking at the ball