An interesting evening at the club tonight.
Had a locker room confrontation with the 'Hooker' from last Tues. night. After a bit of bristling, and ruffling of the feathers he admitted my serve was in last week confirming what everyone else already knew. We then teamed up for some dubs and had an ok eve.
Highlight of my night was the opportunity to hit with a nice D1 player.
1/2 hour warmup prior to the dubs, thank God we were only using half the court!!!
Some absolutely sick power and spin had me on my heels and feeling like a 2.0 player framing balls all over the court. And I won't even go into the quickness and speed. By far the best player I've ever hit with.
We had a blast during the dubs as he would try to tater me when I was at the net. He nailed me dead center of me keg twice!! Thank God that thing is made of steel!!!
We had lots of laughs while alternating play between cooperative tennis (for our partners) and smashmouth tennis (him trying to kill me). I did manage to ace him twice and was able to return his serve about 66% of the time. Tons of power and spin on the serve but not as accurate as I had expected.
The circus was in town and I had both courts cracking up several times with my clowning.
2 great shots from tonight-
I got a short ball in the deuce court and ran up and smacked a FH 'no look' shot up the line.
Later I tracked down a lob in the deuce court and hit a slice shot back up the line by Jake which actually started outside the net post and curved in.
(the visual image of me tracking down a lob should have you rolling on the floor in fits of laughter)
Jake commented afterward that my shot was very Federer-like. I guess I can retire now!!!
On the very next shot he set me up to hit the same shot on the BH side and I couldn't convert.
Oh well, I guess I'll stick with my day job.