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The Best Tennis Style
« on: March 26, 2008, 08:46:26 AM »
I Think the best style is speed and the Net and volley style.  :))
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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 09:53:51 AM »
There is no best tennis style. People differ on what they like to watch, but ultimately, the best style is whichever one you feel most at home with.

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 10:18:57 AM »
Personally, I just like a variety of styles, but mostly I just like to see good tennis. I like to see winners not a lot of unforced errors.

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008, 11:02:39 AM »
Best style?  Who knows.  But for me I love to watch a match in which one of the players serves and volleys, or at least comes to the net.
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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 01:02:08 PM »
cool cool...so what style do you guy use
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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2008, 01:38:00 PM »
cool cool...so what style do you guy use

Generally a counter-puncher: I play solidly, soak up the pressure and try to draw people to the net before getting them to hit ankle-volleys to set up the passing shot.

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008, 02:52:48 PM »
cool cool...so what style do you guy use

I don't play much singles at all, but when I do I usually end up getting the net. As has been mentioned before, serve/volley tennis is extremely effective at the club, and high school ranks because most people are more comfortable standing back and trading groundies. Getting to the net puts pressure on them and takes time away from them.
Only guys with solid technique and spin can pass you if you are any good at it. Most aren't.

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008, 03:07:45 PM »
cool cool...so what style do you guy use

I don't play much singles at all, but when I do I usually end up getting the net. As has been mentioned before, serve/volley tennis is extremely effective at the club, and high school ranks because most people are more comfortable standing back and trading groundies. Getting to the net puts pressure on them and takes time away from them.
Only guys with solid technique and spin can pass you if you are any good at it. Most aren't.

I was wondering...what nationality are you all here and is there any system of ranking?

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008, 03:10:52 PM »
cool cool...so what style do you guy use

I don't play much singles at all, but when I do I usually end up getting the net. As has been mentioned before, serve/volley tennis is extremely effective at the club, and high school ranks because most people are more comfortable standing back and trading groundies. Getting to the net puts pressure on them and takes time away from them.
Only guys with solid technique and spin can pass you if you are any good at it. Most aren't.

I was wondering...what nationality are you all here and is there any system of ranking?

The Admin has been considering, and looking into a country flag by the avatar, but hasn't yet. There are a couple Canadians here, one from the Neatherlands, a handfull from Great Briton, but the rest are scattered about the US.
Don't know what you mean by ranking though.... :Confused:

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2008, 03:37:20 PM »
cool cool...so what style do you guy use

I don't play much singles at all, but when I do I usually end up getting the net. As has been mentioned before, serve/volley tennis is extremely effective at the club, and high school ranks because most people are more comfortable standing back and trading groundies. Getting to the net puts pressure on them and takes time away from them.
Only guys with solid technique and spin can pass you if you are any good at it. Most aren't.

I was wondering...what nationality are you all here and is there any system of ranking?

The Admin has been considering, and looking into a country flag by the avatar, but hasn't yet. There are a couple Canadians here, one from the Neatherlands, a handfull from Great Briton, but the rest are scattered about the US.
Don't know what you mean by ranking though.... :Confused:

Ranking in tennis, in real life lol, for non professionals.
I suppose that when you enter a tournament, the better you are ranked, the later you start the tournament...so how does this work exactly?
« Last Edit: March 26, 2008, 03:42:00 PM by Pamqnx »

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2008, 03:49:21 PM »
cool cool...so what style do you guy use

I don't play much singles at all, but when I do I usually end up getting the net. As has been mentioned before, serve/volley tennis is extremely effective at the club, and high school ranks because most people are more comfortable standing back and trading groundies. Getting to the net puts pressure on them and takes time away from them.
Only guys with solid technique and spin can pass you if you are any good at it. Most aren't.

I was wondering...what nationality are you all here and is there any system of ranking?

The Admin has been considering, and looking into a country flag by the avatar, but hasn't yet. There are a couple Canadians here, one from the Neatherlands, a handfull from Great Briton, but the rest are scattered about the US.
Don't know what you mean by ranking though.... :Confused:

Ranking in tennis, in real life lol, for non professionals.
I suppose that when you enter a tournament, the better you are ranked, the later you start the tournament...so how does this work exactly?

If you peruse the Journal section, you'll get a pretty good idea of where those of us who play, are at in terms of our development.
Most are in the 3.5 to 4.0 area, though in England they have a different ranking system.
A few of our number are playing USTA leagues and tournaments, and some are playing High School tennis.
One guy (Pacer) is out in California trying to get back to playing Challenger Level tennis. That's just below professional level.
There are a few teachers or coaches, and a number of non tennis playing fans.
Hope that gives you an idea.

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2008, 03:49:39 PM »
I like someone who can play well from anywhere which is one of the reasons I like Federer so much.

Let me tell ya, there is nothing like watching an ATP player take an offensive ball on the service line hit it, then back peddle to the baseline and wait for a return.  Sad...
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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2008, 04:06:42 PM »
cool cool...so what style do you guy use

I don't play much singles at all, but when I do I usually end up getting the net. As has been mentioned before, serve/volley tennis is extremely effective at the club, and high school ranks because most people are more comfortable standing back and trading groundies. Getting to the net puts pressure on them and takes time away from them.
Only guys with solid technique and spin can pass you if you are any good at it. Most aren't.

I was wondering...what nationality are you all here and is there any system of ranking?

The Admin has been considering, and looking into a country flag by the avatar, but hasn't yet. There are a couple Canadians here, one from the Neatherlands, a handfull from Great Briton, but the rest are scattered about the US.
Don't know what you mean by ranking though.... :Confused:

Ranking in tennis, in real life lol, for non professionals.
I suppose that when you enter a tournament, the better you are ranked, the later you start the tournament...so how does this work exactly?

If you peruse the Journal section, you'll get a pretty good idea of where those of us who play, are at in terms of our development.
Most are in the 3.5 to 4.0 area, though in England they have a different ranking system.
A few of our number are playing USTA leagues and tournaments, and some are playing High School tennis.
One guy (Pacer) is out in California trying to get back to playing Challenger Level tennis. That's just below professional level.
There are a few teachers or coaches, and a number of non tennis playing fans.
Hope that gives you an idea.

Well, that's exactly what I want to know, how does the ranking system work in England or in the USA for example? What is 3.5 and 4.0?
I don't think I'll understand anything by just looking at the journal section :)
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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2008, 04:14:05 PM »
P---

Here is a link to the NTRP, it lists what a 3.5, 4.5, etc. player should be able to do.  I find that by reading this most people rate themselves 0.5 high.  For instance, I read 5.0 and think, yeah, that's me.  But nooooooooooo way, 5.0 is better than I!!!

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2008, 04:26:14 PM »
P---

Here is a link to the NTRP, it lists what a 3.5, 4.5, etc. player should be able to do.  I find that by reading this most people rate themselves 0.5 high.  For instance, I read 5.0 and think, yeah, that's me.  But nooooooooooo way, 5.0 is better than I!!!

http://www.tennis4you.com/links/rate-yourself/rate-yourself.htm

Thanks. So...players gain actual points for beating opponents and then they get ranked? I mean...what or who decides what rank you are attributed?
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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2008, 04:26:53 PM »
England is the opposite of the US, and a bit broader. Beginners in England are 11.1, and the better you are the smaller the number. The best you can be ranked in England is 1.1.

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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2008, 04:30:36 PM »
P---

Here is a link to the NTRP, it lists what a 3.5, 4.5, etc. player should be able to do.  I find that by reading this most people rate themselves 0.5 high.  For instance, I read 5.0 and think, yeah, that's me.  But nooooooooooo way, 5.0 is better than I!!!

http://www.tennis4you.com/links/rate-yourself/rate-yourself.htm

Thanks. So...players gain actual points for beating opponents and then they get ranked? I mean...what or who decides what rank you are attributed?


It's mostly an honor system. We used to get rated by a pro. About 15 years or so ago the USTA would set up a rating day at a club. You would go out and hit some groundies and play a few games, while a rating pro would watch, then he would give you a rating.
But these days it seems most USTA chapters have gone to self rating, where you look at the NRTP scale, and enter tournaments based on your own assesment. The only time the USTA would get involved is if you rated yourself much lower than you should be and started winning 2 or 3 tournaments in a row. They would then bump you up to the next level and not allow you to play at the lower level.
Where are you located, and how does it work where you are?

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2008, 06:38:23 PM »
best in terms of what? best in terms of success rate, at the professional level it's clearly no longer serve and volley. The all court game seems best now. at the non-professional level best tennis for success is whatever each person feels like perfecting, s&v players,  baseliners, everyone can make thier tennis "best" for success at lower levels if they transcend the norm.

best in terms of style? again depends on choice. I am much more of a fan of variety and speed. I like people who can hit and play different kinds of tennis and mix it up and are quick around court and most importantly smart.


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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2008, 06:40:31 PM »
best in terms of what? best in terms of success rate, at the professional level it's clearly no longer serve and volley. The all court game seems best now. at the non-professional level best tennis for success is whatever each person feels like perfecting, s&v players,  baseliners, everyone can make thier tennis "best" for success at lower levels if they transcend the norm.

best in terms of style? again depends on choice. I am much more of a fan of variety and speed. I like people who can hit and play different kinds of tennis and mix it up and are quick around court and most importantly smart.

That counts me out.... ..-)

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Re: The Best Tennis Style
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2008, 06:44:58 PM »
I like someone who can play well from anywhere which is one of the reasons I like Federer so much.


Me too!!!!! :))