What Do You Get When You Have a 4.0 Hit with a 5.5?

snvplayer

Hall of Fame
I don't know that I'd consider myself a stronger player all across the board - my serve (when I'm getting it in play) is the only significant weapon that I've got when we play. Well...that and my dashing good looks. :)
Your serve definately puts pressure on my return and serve game.
I think I have to be more on toe to make sure that I don't embarrass myself against you haha.

Good Luck with the tournament this weekend-
 
Are you referring to my post?
If so , i guess you should have added "please" since I don't know TonLars at all..
I take back my statement. You're just pursuing your self-interest. And it's not so much you as it is the situation. I guess it’s more of an etiquette sort of thing.
 

snvplayer

Hall of Fame
I take back my statement. You're just pursuing your self-interest. And it's not so much you as it is the situation. I guess it’s more of an etiquette sort of thing.
Ha.....I am not exactly sure where you were going with your statement, but if you are regarding me asking TonLars to hit with me after watching his video, I am speechless.
 

tfm1973

Semi-Pro
slapshot / tonlars -- thanks for sharing the video. thought you guys looked fantastic!

i know what you mean about the quality of ball someone at the 5.5 level hits every single ball. i'm probably similar to you - 4.0 player - far better at doubles than singles. i've hit with Sup2dresq who's likely 5.5 and while i think i can have decent rallies with him -- i always get a sense that his strokes are never going to break down and i'd have to pull some amazing shot or more likely multiple shots out of my arse just to win a point.

keep posting vids. i could watch these all day. :)
 

mawashi

Hall of Fame
Hey guys,

Nice vids, some of them have been deleted for some reason or another? Anyway, Tony how did you manage to get some hitting time after getting engage : )?

mawashi
 

PED

Legend
Nice hitting on both of your parts, loved the video.

TonLars, watching your FH helped me figure out something I was doing wrong and seeing that video helped me find that missing link in my kinetic chain. Thanks for the free tip ;)
 

SmAsH999

Rookie
well, I'm a low 5.5, high 5, however you want to interpret it, and I'm hitting with a 4.0 friend tomorrow. She's nice, but not really any competition. But, hey, it's good competition for her!
 

Blake0

Hall of Fame
if your 4.0...i must be 3.0 or 3.5.

Nice strokes. Very solid and consistent especially for playing against a 5.5 :).
 
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chico9166

Guest
Tennis is by and large a game of redirecting momentum. As such, Tonlars is a great example of a player, willing/able to beat the ball to the spot, align perfectly, load with the weight on the inside of the right foot (forehand), and rotate while staying vertically stacked. His angular transfers are impeccable, and are his most noteworthy asset.

Good luck tonlars in your quest.
 
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Techniques

Rookie
slapshot / tonlars -- thanks for sharing the video. thought you guys looked fantastic!

i know what you mean about the quality of ball someone at the 5.5 level hits every single ball. i'm probably similar to you - 4.0 player - far better at doubles than singles. i've hit with Sup2dresq who's likely 5.5 and while i think i can have decent rallies with him -- i always get a sense that his strokes are never going to break down and i'd have to pull some amazing shot or more likely multiple shots out of my arse just to win a point.

keep posting vids. i could watch these all day. :)
Yeah, I live in Australia so the NRTP (or w/e you call it) is hard to gauge here but theres a guy at my club who would most likely be around 5.5-6.0 level (once he finishes his studies this year he's going to start play some futures). The amount of spin is insane. Absolutely insane. It just rears up at you so quickly and you really need to prepare, hit it recover really quickly then do it again. Seriously, after a few points I was already stuffed as I was trying to really keep up with him (he wasn't even trying against me).
 
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