well, league match last night could have been a huge waste of time, one of their guys was a last minute forfeit, leaving me without an opponent. However, our (godlike) number one's father had come down to watch and offered to give me a bit of a hit. He is 63... An hour later, I had just finished the best training session I have had in a good 20 years. This man was poetry. Beautiful strokes on both sides, incredible consistency (ie, NEVER msses) and a real gracious player who just knows where to hit the ball every time. He mixed it up for me with lots of different spins and speeds and just basically gave me the best workout ever. Over a beer later I noticed for the first time just how many times this man's name appeared on the honour boards around the room. I won't bother with too many details but I did notice the 1964 Junior event where he was listed as winner, the runner up was some hack called Tony Roche... He mentioned in passing that he was asked to play Davis Cup (for Australia) when he was in Melbourne for a tournament but he couldn't get time off from his job at the bank back home... Did I mention he is 63? Anyway, just wanted to share the experience. Was absolutely fantastic to play with someone with such high level skills. I hit with other coaches and what have you all the time but this was a different level.