> USTA 4.5 leagues around here consists of a lot of former
> college players and current teaching pros. In spite of the
> "Rising mental toughness" of these players, they wouldn't
> know what hit them. It wouldn't be remotely competitively.
I sometimes play against a former CMU player and he plays with 4.0 and 4.5 players. He would destroy any of these players. He has flat, hard strokes but can also hit slice and topspin shots, has a killer volley and a very good serve. He's trim and lean but he's in his 60s which is probably why he plays mostly with 4.0 and 4.5 players.
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