I have not taken clinics in the past, probably because I'm too cheap or thought they were boring. But due to a shoulder injury I couldn't serve for a few months and since most of my usual partners wanted to play matches, I started doing a clinic at my club twice a week. This clinic is max 6 people who have to be 4.0 or above (we usually get 4 men and 2 women - all decent players). Here is what I've learned: 1. It has REALLY improved my net play! I've never been very comfortable at net and this was drilled and drilled - singles and doubles 2. I'm a better lobber - when else can you practice hitting 50 lobs in a point situation? 3. Practicing against many people means many different strokes. One point I may get heavy topspin, the next flat, etc. 4. It's a better workout than I thought. Since the players are good and the pro is good - it really moves! After returning to matches, I feel my game is more versatile and I'm more confident at net, lobbing, and playing doubles.