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Hey TT family. Just coming to the group for some advice about my doubles partner. We used to be friends, played about the same level, and had fun playing together. But things have gone south lately. I’ve been experimenting with different racquets and string set ups that I learned about here, and my game has really elevated. Finally got my specs dialed in with my RF97A and some lead in the handle and at 12:00 to get it into “swing weight 2” range. Weiss Cannon Ultra Cable at 45 lbs mains with cream in the crosses. Getting wicked power and spin now. I’ve now gotten to the point that I am a threat to hit winners from anywhere on the court and often go for them. They almost all work except for the ones where my partner screws it up by getting in the way or not switching sides or not moving over. I feel like my strategic mental game is just beyond his now. I have tried to get him to see where he is wrong and I give him helpful advice like “stop being weak” or “put some lead tape at 12:00 under the bumper guard” or “quit missing your serve so much”, but he just doesn’t get it. How can I get through to this guy? What have you all done with partners like this? I feel like we are not going to make 3.0 sectionals this year with him playing like this.