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Some truly atrocious tennis here, as well a some really good tennis. Lol, I think these guys should have had some more warm up serves or something. The guy in blue has a big serve! It seemed like they'd be better off hitting all old man style @Curious low slices cross court going for the angle.


Guy in white either needs to practice his topspin 1hander A LOT or never hit it again in his life. Certainly not in match play any time soon. The point of a topspin shot is that its usually faster through the air and "heavy", his is slower than a damn floaty slice. Certainly no heaviness. Better off hitting a slice lob lol, probably more reliable.


Some pretty dodgy line calls in here too lol



@Curious if you can serve like this guy in blue consistently (which i think you can on a good day) and from there hit some nasty low slices cross court and come in when they're gonna struggle... and return all the serves with a slice... I think you could build a really good game out of that.

Now its grass court season at my club, I literally can slice 100% of balls when i'm returning and its a better stratergy than hitting a topspin. I've developed my slice return of serve since on the grass against higher level servers i can't change grips fast enough (aka Wawrinka), but my slice in regular rally play is now really good too. Its easy to aim and has a large contact zone.
 
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Curious

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. @Curious if you can serve like this guy in blue consistently (which i think you can on a good day) and from there hit some nasty low slices cross court and come in when they're gonna struggle... and return all the serves with a slice... I think you could build a really good game out of that.
Noted.
Missed playing so much, it’s been 5 weeks. Thinking of making a smart comeback, nice and easy. Will focus 100% on fitness and injury avoidance.
 
Some truly atrocious tennis here, as well a some really good tennis.
According to UTR, I like my chances.

I just play Men's Open here because 35s are a joke.

Excited to play national 35s.
All of the above. I won't knock the guys cuz they obviously can play, and this just isn't a good showing of it methinks. But I was thinking @J011yroger needed a confidence boost to jump in. From what I have seen this is right in your wheel house. That said, national here in AZ is more like you would expect open tennis to be, with some very high level play all around. Still casual and such, but you'll need to be on your toes. Hope to see you here though. I'll buy ya a few beers...I mean, after you are done.
 

J011yroger

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All of the above. I won't knock the guys cuz they obviously can play, and this just isn't a good showing of it methinks. But I was thinking @J011yroger needed a confidence boost to jump in. From what I have seen this is right in your wheel house. That said, national here in AZ is more like you would expect open tennis to be, with some very high level play all around. Still casual and such, but you'll need to be on your toes. Hope to see you here though. I'll buy ya a few beers...I mean, after you are done.
No, it's a time and money thing, all the nationals are at very bad times for me.

I could easily be #1 in Eastern 35s but why would I want to pay entry fees and drive all over to play 4.0/4.5 guys?

J
 
Rec players should take note on the begining of these kidns of videos, just how easy they generate pace from simple position and contact point. Very relaxed and comfortable. And LOVE 4k video :)

 
There was a bunch, but one I really love is this :D
LOL Rafa, 110% even in training. Man how hard is he hitting those forehands. Stan has bazookas on both wings too, but looks like he's not trying

Imagine facing Rafas forehand then Rafas slice. The spin differential between those two shots is just insane... so grooved... so purposeful. *_*
 
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FiReFTW

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LOL Rafa, 110% even in training. Man how hard is he hitting those forehands. Stan has bazookas on both wings too, but looks like he's not trying

Imagine facing Rafas forehand then Rafas slice. The spin differential between those two shots is just insane... so grooved... so purposeful. *_*
And shots look much slower on video than real life.

I really wonder how it would be like to play against those shots, if i could even hit back 1 out of 5.
 
And shots look much slower on video than real life.

I really wonder how it would be like to play against those shots, if i could even hit back 1 out of 5.
BTW you the echo off of Stans racquet when he starts blasting balls? LOL imagine how hard you need to pound into the ball to produce such a sweet sound
 
Very interesting match from 2017. A good reminder that even at the pro level, some battles get ugly with a lot of hitting and serving errors, but you gotta just tough it out and end up on the right side of the score.

 
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