Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
Honestly, the most unhappy stories I have heard from women in mixed involve being paired with a 4.5 guy. Their attitude toward their 3.5 partner can sometimes be that she is a load of bricks he must carry around the court. I fail to see how standing on the court while one's partner dominates everything can be a positive experience.
I'm glad to see you coming around to my long-held belief that mixed is just not good tennis, given the way USTA encourages players of such varying skill levels to play together in a competitive setting.
I don't see how it would be fun from the guy's perspective either, for a 4.5 guy playing with a 3.5 woman.