Mid Atlantic 8.0 Mixed

Moveforwardalways

Hall of Fame
1. Your partner is a very good female 4.0

2. On the serve, both women move a lot between initiating the toss and contact. You can tell this is causing issues for the opposing female. Under the pressure of competition, there is too much that can go wrong and it causes a breakdown in fundamentals. This is why so many people have trouble with the toss. You almost never hear of a platform stance server that has trouble with the toss.
 

Notirouswithag

Professional
This was my team's D2 court. @BallBag and his 4.0 partner are probably one of the strongest pairs on my team. His camera recording skills are like... 2.0 though. I imagine many 4.5M/3.5F pairs would have a hard time against these two.
Where do you guys play out of? A few of my co workers here in Ashburn play 8.0 mixed/9.0 mixed on High Rollers
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
Your partner is a very high 4.0 ... very solid and her net game and positioning is worth copying. When she volleys, clear she is looking to end the point with a good angle and sharp volley. Good to see.

The opposing female in all black .... a bit surprised by her stated rating.

@BallBag liked your positioning. Liked seeing that you trusted your partner and didn't go for stuff that is "stupid" in the middle, instead of going for a stab volley, you trusted your partner to take care of it .... also liked your movement and your "pinch" in anticipating a weak response to partner's deep groundstrokes. Nice.

QUESTION: Why is there a non-playing dude sitting on the bench?
That would make me a little nuts.
That is way worse than a bag on the bench.
Why.Is.There.A.Dude.On.The.Bench?
 

dsp9753

Semi-Pro
Your partner is a very high 4.0 ... very solid and her net game and positioning is worth copying. When she volleys, clear she is looking to end the point with a good angle and sharp volley. Good to see.

The opposing female in all black .... a bit surprised by her stated rating.

@BallBag liked your positioning. Liked seeing that you trusted your partner and didn't go for stuff that is "stupid" in the middle, instead of going for a stab volley, you trusted your partner to take care of it .... also liked your movement and your "pinch" in anticipating a weak response to partner's deep groundstrokes. Nice.

QUESTION: Why is there a non-playing dude sitting on the bench?
That would make me a little nuts.
That is way worse than a bag on the bench.
Why.Is.There.A.Dude.On.The.Bench?
Because im the captain and wanted to watch the match? Why would that bother you? I sometimes go watch friend matches or my team matches and I don't think anyone has ever had a problem with it.

The lady in all black had a problem with the camera actually. After the first set requested that it be taken down. But then ballbag and his partner won the 2nd set 6-1.

That lady in black is actually a high level 4.0 lady. She does very well in mixed and wins a lot of matches too.
 

Doan

Rookie
Your partner is a very high 4.0 ... very solid and her net game and positioning is worth copying. When she volleys, clear she is looking to end the point with a good angle and sharp volley. Good to see.

The opposing female in all black .... a bit surprised by her stated rating.

@BallBag liked your positioning. Liked seeing that you trusted your partner and didn't go for stuff that is "stupid" in the middle, instead of going for a stab volley, you trusted your partner to take care of it ....
Its a lot easier to trust your partner when she's a borderline 4.5. Can't see many combo beating Ballbag and his partner.

Also, I've never seen the lady in black make so many errors. Probably because the other team was putting more pressure on her than she's used to. She was 7-2 in 18+ 8.0 and 17-4 in 40+ 8.0 and going 2-2 at 40+ 8.0 Nationals. Thats an impressive record.
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
Because im the captain and wanted to watch the match? Why would that bother you? I sometimes go watch friend matches or my team matches and I don't think anyone has ever had a problem with it.

The lady in all black had a problem with the camera actually. After the first set requested that it be taken down. But then ballbag and his partner won the 2nd set 6-1.

That lady in black is actually a high level 4.0 lady. She does very well in mixed and wins a lot of matches too.
Maybe because I play in an area where there are ample spectator areas ... it would be really really weird to have someone sitting on the bench!

Maybe lady in black was having an off day ... Opposing lady as high 4.0 (very high) looked to be so much better than she in this match.
 

dsp9753

Semi-Pro
Maybe because I play in an area where there are ample spectator areas ... it would be really really weird to have someone sitting on the bench!

Maybe lady in black was having an off day ... Opposing lady as high 4.0 (very high) looked to be so much better than she in this match.
Ah that makes sense. In our area, most of the indoor courts have no where to spectate the match unless you are literally sitting on the court. I think the difference in abilities is that lady in black will probably be a high level 4.0 and hover in that area. Where as ballbag's partner has the potential to reach at the very least 4.5.
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
Ah that makes sense. In our area, most of the indoor courts have no where to spectate the match unless you are literally sitting on the court. I think the difference in abilities is that lady in black will probably be a high level 4.0 and hover in that area. Where as ballbag's partner has the potential to reach at the very least 4.5.
Yeah, around here, you would be considered "The Creepy Dude" for sitting on the court!
 

dsp9753

Semi-Pro
Yeah, around here, you would be considered "The Creepy Dude" for sitting on the court!
I/we always ask the opponents if its ok if we sit on the court. Usually people are ok with it. If not, we try to shift that court to the closet viewing spot if there are any available.

For this match, we had 4 people total sitting on the 3 courts. I guess all 4 of us can be the creepy crew. (3 from our team, 1 from their team.)
 
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