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right handed opponent vs left handed opponent

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by texaspetey, May 9, 2009.

  1. texaspetey

    texaspetey New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm right handed and I play once a week with a left handed opponent. I seem to always lose - is there something I could do to improve or is this combo just as tricky for each player?!!
     
  2. lagigolo

    lagigolo Regular Member

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    I am left handed and i wouldn't have thought you are losing because your opponent is. Probably other factors.

    I don't really change my tactics much i just look for the spaces and the shots which i think will either win me the point or give the tactical advantage.

    Serve wise i am more aware where i am serving too, but again i am looking all around for any weakness in their position.

    I do find the sliced drop works well for me against right handers as its one of them shots that seems to come quite naturally but i am sure they have the same options.

    Again all straight smashes will be to each others forehand but again i often do some cross court smashes anyway, so you could chuck a few of them in to force the back hand.
     
  3. phamd124

    phamd124 Regular Member

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    You're just not used to it but there's no real difference in playing. You can play normally and like lagigolo does and hit to open areas. That's what I do! That's called playing smart.
     

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