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Offline imkonadian88

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« on: April 04, 2006, 12:09:43 AM »
i'm playing with my friend for tennis tournaments as a double.

i have a terrible dilemma.

1) her shots are really very inconsistent. see, she's quite short, and i think she tries to compensate that fact by jumping towards the ball, hitting high to low. also, her serves are almost all time double faults.

2) she's a pretty good friend of mine.

3) if i try to give her advice, she gets pissed off.


what the heck am i supposed to do? also, i haven't played in doubles for the longest time, allowing me to forget anything and everything about double strategies. any tips/advices/concerns?


thanks :)
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Offline John Mcenroe

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2006, 12:33:07 AM »
Be with a different partner....


Thats the only way.  


You give her advice and she doesnt take it and shes not listning to you then just dont be her partner... Its simple.

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2006, 07:23:43 AM »
It is tough to play with someone who does not communicate well with you.  JM might be right, a new partner might be better.  You need to be able to be open with your partner, but you also have to learn how to approach them on and off the court about your doubles games together.  I talk to my partner about everything, I even like hearing what I may have been doing wrong or what my partner would of rather me done in a certain situation.  It is just better doubles later!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2006, 09:17:58 AM »
Avoid her as a partner at all costs.
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Offline thephoenixforce

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2006, 05:45:38 PM »
try to communicate with her

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2006, 06:03:41 PM »
if y'all cant communicate when you're just trying to give her advice, you wont be able to communicate on the court, and you'll get frustrated with each other.  

i'd say find a new partner. on-court chemistry isnt something you can force. its gotta come natural