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Thread: Help with situation please.
10-09-2006, 07:38 PM #1
Help with situation please.
Male 45yr, Newbie Player, right handed, 180lbs, no name racket, playing for a few years on-off, but love the game, even smile when I loose.
With help here I have fixed one of my major bad points, recieving a back hand high serve, I am now getting better at the back hand overhead around the neck shot, thnx to all.
My problem now is that I loose many point in playing this one guy and it goes like this.
playing doubles we play side by side, I am standing in the middle of my half. He hits it deep and kind of fast, I take steps back and return it, I return it high and deep as every time I have tried to return it fast and low he dinks it back and I can not get it. When I hit it high and deep he is still able to return it very fast because he knows I will not hit it just over the net so he positions himself very well. I loose 8 of 10 times when this happens.
Any comments as to what I am doing wrong PLEASE help, I am determined to beat this now that I am doing better at the high back hand shot.
10-09-2006, 09:03 PM #2
then do something that's not obvious... siplest thing to do
pack plenty of surprises
10-09-2006, 09:33 PM #3
Maybe get a really hot young lady to stand behind your court and stretch. As much as I hate to loose, I like when my oppenents play these stupid tricks on me.
10-09-2006, 10:06 PM #4
you've got the advantage on him considering he keeps thinking you will clear, I can see his legs moving backwards but his body moving forward while he falls on the floor as soon as u learn a nasty backcourt drop.
Maybe try clearing to his backhand side?
Also, if this is doubles and he forced you back, I think (don't quote me on this) your partner should shift slightly to the front and to your side.
(plz don't yell at me if I made a horrible mistake )
10-09-2006, 11:46 PM #5Originally Posted by harmono
10-10-2006, 01:01 AM #6
then get it back when he dinks it, gotta learn your defence
10-10-2006, 02:44 AM #7
Practice your clears for a start, be good if you can hit both rear corners then you give him a problem by going for the fast drop as well.
10-10-2006, 05:29 AM #8
"nasty backcourt drop" I am picturing this as a high shot to the back corner, am I correct ?
yyling agree with you think I may need to work on my conditioning, moorewood, good ideas and I will try them this friday
Thank you all for you help
10-10-2006, 07:38 AM #9Originally Posted by Boney
10-10-2006, 07:38 AM #10
Footwork and balancing the body properly would help a lot.
Try side shuffling to the back corner. I wrote a whole load of stuff about this a few years ago.
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