Highest level 4.0/4.0 play

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
I'm going to need some coffee with that Bundt cake.

Uh oh ... green t-shirt company is going to sue for breech of contract.

8-B
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
I have played a lefty with exact serve as on video, pushes his heavy topspin forehand, and pokes his 2hbh.
He played USTA 4.0 for years, mostly mixed doubles. Super consistent, super fit, reasonably quick around the court.
In singles, he'd lose 1st or 2nd round 4.0.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
lolololololol manohman...................r they playing tennis or badminton:?)) or, goodminton:?)):-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D..................
 

Kralingen

Legend
As a piece of comedy performance art this is perfection.

I love how in the top right you can see the smaller woman on the adjacent court hitting flatter shots at 2x the speed of these guys. The forced perspective is brilliant. I laughed. 10/10.
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
As a piece of comedy performance art this is perfection.

I love how in the top right you can see the smaller woman on the adjacent court hitting flatter shots at 2x the speed of these guys. The forced perspective is brilliant. I laughed. 10/10.
Just in case you don't know ... Green Shirt Guy (Ben) ... red shirt guy in this video ... is a very successful 4.5 singles player in Atlanta. Props and respect and an occasional Bundt cake joke. 8-B
 

Kralingen

Legend
Just in case you don't know ... Green Shirt Guy (Ben) ... red shirt guy in this video ... is a very successful 4.5 singles player in Atlanta. Props and respect and an occasional Bundt cake joke. 8-B
I really enjoyed watching it tbh. Tennis is inherently personal and I love people with unique style. I'm far from a 4.5 so was not insulting them here, just found it fun to watch.
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
I really enjoyed watching it tbh. Tennis is inherently personal and I love people with unique style. I'm far from a 4.5 so was not insulting them here, just found it fun to watch.
I was just giving you a fyi in case you didn't know. Ben and Tennis Troll and Essential tennis has been quite "a thing" 8-B here in the tips section for months. Most competitive players are reminded of "pain" they have felt personally against this style of play ... in this case simultaneous respect and hate is allowed. :love:
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
My question is, with all those bunty/slice strokes, how does MEP have wrist and elbow issues? If you are just poking the ball around, can't be that stressful on the arm.
 

GSG

Rookie
My question is, with all those bunty/slice strokes, how does MEP have wrist and elbow issues? If you are just poking the ball around, can't be that stressful on the arm.
For this particular match, I wore the forearm brace because my elbow had been aching earlier in the day. The brace didn't seem to be making any difference, so I took it off during the match. As it happens, the next day I had a big bruise on my elbow, so I think I must have inadvertently bumped it on something without even noticing. It's fine now.

I don't have and haven't had any wrist issues.
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
For this particular match, I wore the forearm brace because my elbow had been aching earlier in the day. The brace didn't seem to be making any difference, so I took it off during the match. As it happens, the next day I had a big bruise on my elbow, so I think I must have inadvertently bumped it on something without even noticing. It's fine now.

I don't have and haven't had any wrist issues.
I am amazed the 1hbh slice hasn't starting to send you TE warning texts ... probably your forearm is strong like bull. 8-B Might want to let your body/shoulders in on the act before you add another decade. (y)
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
Cannot believe "4.5" Greensboro can't drop and lob left to death.
That is the tactic to freeze lefty from running ning back and forth to cover the baseline.
 

GSG

Rookie
I am amazed the 1hbh slice hasn't starting to send you TE warning texts ... probably your forearm is strong like bull. 8-B Might want to let your body/shoulders in on the act before you add another decade. (y)
FWIW, hitting that shot doesn't feel like it's putting any strain on my arm/elbow and never has. I hit the minimum portion of the ball necessary to get it over the net, so there isn't all that much resistance.
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
FWIW, hitting that shot doesn't feel like it's putting any strain on my arm/elbow and never has. I hit the minimum portion of the ball necessary to get it over the net, so there isn't all that much resistance.
Who knows for sure with TE ... lots of variables ... not mishitting much has to be a big one. 8-B I have just always heard shorter BHs where your arm muscle is doing too much of the work can lead to TE. Also using a fh grip for bh bad ... idea is to let the racquet do the work. I got my first case of TE late 50s after 40 years of tennis (it was the poly) ... and although my pain was on TE lateral elbow side ... BHs didn't hurt and serves and FHs hurt like he.!! for months. Who knows ... but definitely take note if you ever feel it coming on.
 

TennisCJC

Legend
MEP wins at 4.5 level and I respect his abilities, but that style simply isn't for me. Way too passive and he isn't striving to improve technique. He would likely defeat me as I am about 20 years older but I enjoy trying to hit more aggressive serves and topspin groundstrokes. I also like attacking the net.
 

Rosstour

Legend
MEP wins at 4.5 level and I respect his abilities, but that style simply isn't for me. Way too passive and he isn't striving to improve technique. He would likely defeat me as I am about 20 years older but I enjoy trying to hit more aggressive serves and topspin groundstrokes. I also like attacking the net.
There's also an athletic/exercise component to it. He can sneer at more aesthetically pleasing (and strategically inferior) players all he wants, but a more attacking game will be better for transforming the body than walking up to the ball and dinking it, even if you never win a match.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
Who knows for sure with TE ... lots of variables ... not mishitting much has to be a big one. 8-B I have just always heard shorter BHs where your arm muscle is doing too much of the work can lead to TE. Also using a fh grip for bh bad ... idea is to let the racquet do the work. I got my first case of TE late 50s after 40 years of tennis (it was the poly) ... and although my pain was on TE lateral elbow side ... BHs didn't hurt and serves and FHs hurt like he.!! for months. Who knows ... but definitely take note if you ever feel it coming on.
i felt elbow pain aft 2min watching dat vid m8o_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_O...............
 
One MEP per match is bad enough. Two MEP's is torture.

Whoever uploaded this video should receive a lifetime TT posting ban...and needs to reevaluate his life and worth as a human being and a tennis player.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
One MEP per match is bad enough. Two MEP's is torture.

Whoever uploaded this video should receive a lifetime TT posting ban...and needs to reevaluate his life and worth as a human being and a tennis player.
he's got compulsorry personal injury insurance right b4 poasting dat n well covered:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D.................
 
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