Played some light doubles last night with whats left of the old Tues eve group.
A tattered group it was with rusty me being the second best player! Still, we had a few good laughs and a couple of good points. Several topspin lobs came off my racquet nicely for winners which is always fun as so few of the other fellas even attempt that shot.
Finished about 10:30pm and was headed for the showers when in walks a strapping young lad of 18 years. This guy goes into a nice warm up routine and then proceeds to rack some wicked serves. After that he thrashes the wall with forehands and backhands from about 30' working very quickly and nice and light on the feet- now MonsterTruck is very jealous!
I offer to let him beat on me for awhile and he leaps at the chance. We hit groundstrokes for about 15 min. or so and I am beat. The kid has way more pace, spin, and control than I'm used to and he's quick as a mongoose! I suggest he work on his serve and I'll try to bunt a few back. Once again, he totally abuses me. I must say, this is the most fun I've had on the courts in quite some time.
The good news in, during a chat afterwards he tells me he can't find anyone to hit with and gives me his #. wooooohooo Another great player to add to my list of hitting partners!!!