Originally Posted by Ash_Smith
During the era of serve and volley tennis was the game not played "straighter" - less width on the ball?
'straighter' as in more influence from north-south, or less influence from east-west?
you meant the latter? why does it have to be less width... doesn't a position closer to the net open up more angles east-west?
i think the only argument for more width today, is more spin on the ball today opening up angles, but I think that part is canceled by the faster foot speed of todays players.