one of the things i'm learning now that i'm branching out into league play and not just hitting with my small circle of friends is that i need to increase my variety of shots. i just can't kill the ball on everyshot like i feel i can against players who hit with pace and whom i've grooved my strokes too. i need to learn to hit defensive loopers, slice forehands, better angles, drop shots, lobs and most importantly i have to learn to play better at the net. man i feel like roddick at the net. it's so uncomfortable for me and i'm not sure i understand why. i might hit a strong approach and turn in on a ball but i always feel like i'm out of position or that i'm going to get passed basically i'm just not very good at coming to the net. my overhead (thanks to bungalo) is much better so i'm much more confident..... but when i come to the net i feel like i can't get in front of the ball. i should have posted this in the rants and raves.