Originally Posted by slowfox
Unfortunately I'm *slow*.
Last two times we that we played with new ones was a while ago. Both times I won, something like 2 and love. Ever since then it's been dead ball city. Next time out I'm gonna bring a grab bag selection of new balls.
There you go.... he is faster than you & knows he can drop shot you & angle you to make you miss hit it or give a floater back.
You should at least alternate balls or insist on playing newer balls, tennis is not about playing with old, dead, lifeless balls... it not even the same game (tell him they change to new balls in real matches mid match after starting with new balls).
P.S. If you live in Vancouver , Canada hit me up.... I would love for you to bring some fresh balls before we play every time