Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
I won't kid you: The bump to 4.0 from 3.5 stinks.
I've been bumped three times, and each time it is hard to get used to the new level. Two things help.
One is working on fitness. Fortunately, this is free and can be a do-it-yourself project.
The other is working on your strokes and improving your technique and footwork. That may require instruction, which is not free.
Thanks for sharing your experience getting bumped up and how you've adjusted. I don't think I have the level of dedication to this sport as you do; I'm impressed by your unwillingness to settle. I also enjoy your posts on league drama!