Played Wed night. Work had me by the short and curlies though. About 4 points in someone shanked a winner over my partners head and I pretty much decided I did not have it in me to fight for 2 hours. I pretty much just slapped at the ball from there. I had little interest to play. Working 12-14 hours days cooked me.
Today was better. I (subbed) played against OSU in a Saturday morning match which is a 4.0 league. He had a slightly better 4.0 partner today but my partner held his own just fine! We won the first set 6-3, lost the next 3-6 and then lost a 3rd set super tb 11-13. We had match point at 9-10 but I chose to hit the one shot I do not play in dubs which is a top spin forehand. It hit the ground before it even got to the net.
The one cool thing I found out this week was a good fix for my forehand. I have struggled with my topspin forehand for a few years now. I only use it one or two times per match as I just chip and charge. I shank so many forehands and I just feel like I can not feel where the head of the racquet is during it's swing. I have 3 racquets, all identical, kinda. 2 are older and MUCHO lighter. I slice so many balls and I am so short that I hit the ground with the racquet all the time on the slices. That wears down the racquet and they become lighter. My favorite racquet recently which is the lightest. I have worn my way all the way through the racquet to where you can see the hollow insides. : )
Well. I broke my strings in the racquets I have been using and had to pull out the heavy one. Well I will be damned, my forehand felt like new! The weight keeps me from accelerating too fast with too much spin and I get a cleaner hit. I knew I liked heavier racquets, it's why I bought the racquets I have. I just never considered the weight difference from wearing the racquet down. Excited to add some weight to the lighter ones to see if it helps too!
I lose a touch of spin on the serve with the heavier racquets, but I will make up for it in the weight of my shot.