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Offline Orange Wombat

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Orange Wombat's tennis journal
« on: February 19, 2013, 07:39:07 PM »
Hi! I play a lot of tennis, mainly with friends. I consider myself to have a natural "feel" for the game for the game, though donít want to sound too much like Arrogantomic  :)~.

Hereís a general overview:

Serve: My first and second serve are the same. Both are medium pace, maybe 70-80 mph. I rarely miss 1st serves, but when I do I double fault a lot.

Return: I just try to get the ball back into the court. Occasionally Iíll get into my opponentís head by doing a Djokovic and smashing the 1st serve return.

Forehand: My forehand technique kind of shifts every time. I can hit with a lot of spin or very flat and my backswing varies. Itís not pretty, but I can get it in. I also use the forehand slice a lot.

Backhand: My backhand is hard and flat. I struggle a lot with the high backhand. I never use backhand slice, though I probably should.

Volley: I go to the net pretty frequently, but Iím extremely inconsistent. I miss easy volleys and make difficult ones.

Speed/Movement: Iím a speed-freak and can get to practically any ball, but my footwork sucks. Think Monfils.

Mental: I choke a lot, but I also make a lot of comebacks from 4-1 or 5-2 down.

Game plan: I usually go for my shots and try to hit the lines, but when Iím down in a match Iíll start pushing and moonballing. If I want to, I can hit 50+ balls in a row in, but Iím usually too impatient. I also frequently overhead from the baseline because Iím short.

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Re: Orange Wombat's tennis journal
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 07:59:05 PM »
You sound a lot like how I play  :gleam:
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Re: Orange Wombat's tennis journal
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 09:44:02 AM »
Oh, I forgot I had a tennis journal  :)~

I won a match against some guy 6-2 6-3  :) I'm not on the college tennis team, this is some kind of semi-competitive club...

Also, I'm working to change my forehand swing motion. Before I would just swipe at the ball, now I'm aiming to hit it more like Davydenko

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Re: Orange Wombat's tennis journal
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 10:42:19 AM »
Nice! Why aren't you on the tennis team?  :)~
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 06:05:39 PM »
Nice! Why aren't you on the tennis team?  :)~

I didn't play well enough on that day  :Confused: Simple

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Re: Orange Wombat's tennis journal
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 06:13:26 PM »
So you tried out?
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Re: Orange Wombat's tennis journal
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 05:41:20 PM »
So you tried out?

Yes...the try-out matches were close, but the intensity of the people was a lot more than mine. In highschool the people on the team had tennis as their 2nd or 3rd sport (but of course, they would never show up to the practice of either tennis or soccer/basketball)

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Re: Orange Wombat's tennis journal
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 06:24:07 PM »
Yes...the try-out matches were close, but the intensity of the people was a lot more than mine. In highschool the people on the team had tennis as their 2nd or 3rd sport (but of course, they would never show up to the practice of either tennis or soccer/basketball)

Interesting. So you could've made it you think?
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