I've been working on my serve again, and it's coming nicely but truthfully it could be better. I played my third match for ranking in my team today, against a person who might make varsity.
I started off playing well, breaking his serve, but he broke mine. This continued until he was up 3-2 and I was serving, but for the first time I held serve. After getting back to 4-4, he held serve, forcing me to clutch serve. At 30:30, he gained a point, meaning that it was double-match point (no ad in highschool). Fortunately, I gained the next two points myself, meaning 5-5. We both broke serve again, leading to a tie-break. After gaining a four-point lead, after two dubious calls it was 4-2. I gave up the next, but then held and won the match, (7-3 points), 7-6.
My serving was definitely off today, and I'm planning on working on it for a while. Also, I could not put away volleys down the line. If I had been able to, I would have gained crucial points and maybe won 6-3 or 4.
I'm in really good physical fitness right now, but I only have two days of tennis before a break lasting a whole week. Hopefully this spring break won't see me lose fitness (i plan on doing HIIT up a decent sized hill and doing general-body workouts.)