I think it depends a lot on the context.It really shows who takes tennis wayyyy too seriously.
That was my laugh for the day.Once I filled in on a night I don't usually play, and at the end of the first set my partner quietly asked me to stop attacking the net because "it's more fun for everyone if we get a good rally going".
It wasn’t really doubles as I am used to it. The server and receiver stayed back, and the net men didn’t poach at all.Get a rally going. In doubles? If the balls hits the ground more than a couple times, you are doing it wrong.
July 2013. Southern Sectionals. First and "most recent" time someone has UH served my ***.The underhand serve doesn't get much love around here. Many wars here have started over it, with people siding with those who say it is a legitimate, legal shot and others who say it is legal but bush league.
But does it happen often enough to warrant any discussion at all? In 14 years of league play, I can only think of two times an opponent hit an UH serve, and both were from men in 7.0 mixed. The last time had to be 9-10 years ago. The first time the serve was a fault, and the second time I ran forward and returned it. So . . . whatever, dude.
That's the question, then. When was the last time someone tried to UH serve you?
I think this is the case for most recreational players. Good kick serves are rare, and players who serve hard often lack the variety of placement that demands a really defensive return position.I don't think anyone has ever underarm served me. I tend to return serve on or inside the baseline, regardless of how hard it's coming.
What pisses me off is that I haven't underarm served anyone in decades. Clearly shows I can no longer push them back far enough for it to be useful.