Hi guys. I used to play tennis on my high school tennis team 30 years ago. I was recently teaching the game to my kids and remembered how much fun it was. Over the past month, I've hit 10 hours on a ball machine and taken two lessons. Then I joined my local 4.0 league. (Before you all jump on me for playing in too high a league, one of the two lessons I took was a league evaluation and that's the league the pro recommended I play in). I tend to hit hard and flat with both my forehand and one-handed backhand. I can hit moderate topspin when I really try but I don't have a modern "windshield wiper" stroke in my arsenal. I'm 6'1", 180 lbs and in fairly good shape but during my lessons, I noticed that my footwork and strokes break down when I get winded - something I'm going to have to work on. I hit with a 1983 Wilson Sting midsize. I tried to demo a newer racket but wound up hitting too many balls long and decided to keep using the Sting. I'm supposed to play my first match this weekend and need some quick tips and some constructive criticism of my strategy. My strategy for the first match: (1) spin serves only. My flat first serve isn't reliable enough yet, so I plan on hitting slice and kick serves. Primarily slice to the deuce court and kick to the ad court but I'll mix it up a little. (2) hit 3/4 pace shots deep. Now that I'm older, I realize that one of my primary faults when I used to play tennis competitively was that I'd rather hit the ball hard than win. (3) wardlaw directionals (found them on this site. Why didn't anyone tell me about this stuff 30 years ago?) (4) if my opponent is more consistent than I am (which is likely given the fact I haven't played much), chip the short ball down the line, rush the net, split step, and see what happens. (5) have fun (after all, that's what it's all about). Do you guys have any tips for a guy coming back after a long break?