I think complimenting her really works well. you look so beautiful tonight, your backhand looks like Steffi Graf's. you hit your forehand like Lindsey davenportThis is my first 7.0 mixed season that I am playing as the 4.0 with a 3.0 lady.
We played tonight for the first time. We won the first set 6-2. She was holding serve, she had some trouble with the guys serve but we broke him the 2nd time around. And I played lights out. Second set was a different story. We gave up three breaks and I took a dip. Then the 10 pointer was the same as the 2nd set. The magic we had in the first wasn’t there any more. We ended up losing 6-2 1-6 1-10.
Ladies, what do you like to hear from your male partner? Encouragement? Tips? Or just let you play your game?
Guys, what is your strategy when playing with a mixed partner who is 1.0 NTRP rating lower than you? The other team kept the ball away from me very well and I was active at the net. I think they were able to take advantage of her serve and not put up any put aways.
As the 4.0 I feel that it was my fault for losing to two 3.5s.