Originally Posted by sundaypunch
Yes, and these balls are hit with extreme pace and spin. The OP cannot hit to these locations with any consistency, let alone with any amount of pace and spin. Using a 4.0 as an example would be much more helpful, IMO. My experience with people at this level is that keeping it deep is what is sorely lacking - regardless of whether it is an even matchup or not.
Apologies to the OP if I am not giving him enough credit. My advice to him has not changed.
Not usually extreme, But yes, very good pace and spin; which pretty much tends
to even out because that is all relative to level....so with 4.0 the pace & spin would
be less, but mostly would zero out relative to the level of play.
125mph serve are good for pros &
100mph is good for 4.5...
Both with get aces with that and even less at times vs the level, so no, using
4.0 wouldn't be a better example in every respect. Using high level pros shows
that even the best of the best of the best clearly can't put away even half of
the mid ct balls against a worthy opponent....much less the 5.0 in your example.
If anything, pace and spin are the easiest thing to match of the avg pro, but it
is doing it with location consistency that is the challenge.