Do low level club players play on points in order to disguise weaknesses?

Fintft

Legend
Take someone young, with a good FH, but very weak BH, no split step and no good preparation.

Such a player can't hang in a BL rally, especially if the ball comes back to him hard.
Yet you start playing on points and due to all the interruptions and the short points, the weaknesses don't matter so much and the score is much closer than it should be?!
It's true that I was also rusty, b/c I haven't played on points in a while...
 

S&V-not_dead_yet

Talk Tennis Guru
Take someone young, with a good FH, but very weak BH, no split step and no good preparation.

Such a player can't hang in a BL rally, especially if the ball comes back to him hard.
Yet you start playing on points and due to all the interruptions and the short points, the weaknesses don't matter so much and the score is much closer than it should be?!
It's true that I was also rusty, b/c I haven't played on points in a while...
Maybe because during a rally, the opponent isn't trying to win the point and is playing loosely so he can target my weakness more easily but when it "counts", suddenly it's not so easy anymore?
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
My wife is awful at BL rally. Far moreso than and of my male tennis buddies. But she plays me hard in matches and I often give more games to her than my "better" tennis buddies. She knows my weaknesses and knows how to target them. And hitting a safe groundie down the middle isn't the way to beat me.
 

Fintft

Legend
My wife is awful at BL rally. Far moreso than and of my male tennis buddies. But she plays me hard in matches and I often give more games to her than my "better" tennis buddies. She knows my weaknesses and knows how to target them. And hitting a safe groundie down the middle isn't the way to beat me.
Yeah, besides:
a) You are not going to hit hard (or at least not often) against women
b) They usually have a "short" game from facing other ladies.
Even a competive one, drove me nuts Tuesday by taking control of our rallies down the middle and sending them cc, short in my service area. Me trying to recover towards the center, when I weigh twice as much as her and she keeps hitting behind me? That is a losing battle lol
 
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