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Offline tennis_guy_andrew

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« on: March 15, 2005, 11:55:45 PM »
Doubles here. How about you?
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005, 12:30:42 AM »
I prefer singles but I have to play doubles as well. Doubles is fun though
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005, 06:56:37 AM »
I use to play all singles until about 4 years ago when I got into a league with a group of guys here in Columbus.  I played singles with the league here and there and went to Nationals playing singles with them 2 years ago.  But in the last 2 years I would say I am 80% doubles and loving it!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2005, 06:58:46 AM »
I'll be honest: I've never liked doubles. Maybe i'm being selfish, but I want the court to myself and I much prefer the one-on-one aspect of singles play. However, the team spirt of doubles can be fun.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2005, 07:42:10 AM »
I prefer the all-court game of singles, but I'm only a 2.5.  At the net, I am very good and more like a 4.0 and I'm just able to get a lot more net play in doubles, so I need to play doubles to reward myself and to get to play better competition.

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2005, 08:40:09 AM »
I can't play good doubles unless I've really practiced.  I can play decent singles even if I don't pick up a racket for 3 or 6 months, but doubles is a whole different story.  The skill set for doubles is different and I can't make up for weaknesses the way I can in singles.  

Like in doubles my return of serve, serve, and volleys have to be on, and those are three things I rarely practice.  I always feel bad when I take volleys, like I'm forcing the player at the baseline to cater to me.  

But I was a really good doubles player in college.  I love targets.  Get somebody at the net and all of the sudden the pressure comes off.

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2005, 10:06:49 AM »
I enjoy both equally.  I especially like to play dubs with Scott or Jeffro so I have someone to blame if I lose :| .
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2005, 10:37:28 AM »
I like singles better for the workout, but I am a better doubles player.

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2005, 10:48:28 AM »
I prefer singles because of the independence. In doubles you tend to get down on yourself when you mess up b/c you feel like you let your partner down. In singles, its every man for themself. And I like that better.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2005, 11:12:43 AM »
OK, first off, low blow by Jamesdster, but funny none the less.

McIll, if we play a dubs tourney together this summer you best be practicing yo!!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2005, 12:24:13 PM »
I love to play Singles--I'm not that great at doubles, I tend to make my partner do everything and just relax.



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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2005, 12:44:31 PM »
I'd rather stick with singles. I don't have to worry about anyone but myself. I don't care much for doubles. It seems I have to work and run a lot more in doubles to cover for my partner. I'm always paired with the worst in the group. But when I'm paired with someone better than myself, it's a whole different game. Still, doubles is about working as a team and it's a lot easier said than done.
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2005, 03:36:31 PM »
I like singles better, that might have to do with i have no partner for doubles and i just plane suck at doubles, lol.

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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2005, 03:39:30 PM »
Doubles is more fun but i love singles. Singles is the serious intense for me dubs is the fun stuff, usually when i play dubs its for school and the school match is on the line usually. So i dont take it as seriously.
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2005, 04:39:22 PM »
I like singles. Mostly becuz I guess I'm just not a well-rounded player and my weaknesses are exposed in doubles. I have weak volleys, returns of serve and atop that, I sometimes will soak a balldown with tons of topspin if I ever get into a tight rally or start feeling inconsistent. A high bouncing ball or one that floats high over the net gets eaten up in doubles along with bad returns or ineffective volleys. I just hate doubles. I have more fun while I'm out there in doubles just becuz I like to enjoy the company with my partner but...bleh, winning is more fun and I win more in singles :)

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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2005, 07:36:54 PM »
I play singles more, but doubles is fun as well especially if you get along well with your partner.  The quality of the game depends a lot on that IMO.
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