Off to hit with a college kid (son of my regular tennis buddy), should be a classic battle of the tortoise and the hair. The kid plays big but not as consistent as his dad.
Hopefully I can get in his head and out last him...
Good luck and have fun!
Well, the hare brought a cannon and some shell piercing armor to the ocurt tonight.! The poor tortoise didn't stand a chance.
Dropped 2 sets 4-,1-6 and then a couple of super tiebreakers.
Kid has a bomb of a first serve and a nasty kicker.
He also pounded any forehands I either left short or didn't smack myself.
Was fun trying to play up to his level and hit with a bit more focus and pace than I've been used to the past few months.
Thinking back on it, I'm sure I over hit in an attempt to match or exceed his pace. :no-no:
My slice backhand seems to be improving a bit as I keep a visual of DMast's nasty slicer in the back of my mind. I noticed his back swing is much higher than mine was and may contribute to the drive and skip action on his ball vs. the float and stop action on mine.
My serve was nowhere to be found this evening thanks to a toss that either landed 5 feet behind me or 3 feet in front of me. Very uncharateristic. Must be time to get some practice in on that shot.
Tho' he wiped the court with me, we still had some good points, a few laughs and some interesting discussions regarding strings and tensions. All in all, another enjoyable time on the court.