Came across this regular in my recreational group and he proposed this rather bizarre method in my view of going about mini tennis. Basically I go about mini tennis the same way I would normal groundstrokes (and I have a rather Western, spinny FH), only to be met with his disapproval on more than one occasion. He claims that we should hit the ball flat with the racquet face up and feed each other neutral balls until we have gotten hang of the rally, then we start adding pace. His rationale is that we should make the rally easy for the partner at first. That has made no sense to me at all. Do we ever hit flat dinkers in a rally? I thought the aim of practice is to replicate the ACTUAL stroke as closely as possible, with the reduced size of the court serving as constraints to refine our control. Seeing as he is senior to me though, I made no objections. Is there any basis to this exercise though?