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^^ Congrats!! Are u happy?

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^^ Congrats!! Are u happy?
Not because I defeated you but because I managed to play decent tennis for more than 15 minutes.

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I always play tennis against the same person, @igralec33 .
In last 4 years or something we have played for sure 50+ times and yesterday I defeated him only for the third time ever!
And not only that, I won it straight sets 6-4, 7-5!

I had only two blips in the match. At the start I went down 0-2 and in the second set I was leading 5-3 just to lose 2 games in a row. Luckily it was me who took the next 2 games.

I played actually very solid for my standards, and I was unbelievable consistant! It happened many times in the past that I started really well, but then too often my game just fell apart and I could lose even 5, 6, 7 and more games in a row.

Even though my technique is horrible and ugly, my BH was really solid yesterday, the same can be said about my serve which is much better than it was 2 years ago for example. FH is my huge liability but yesterday I at least manage to put the ball on the court most of the time.

I really feel much more stronger with my BH. I have to improve my FH badly.
Another thing - the movement. I think I'm pretty fast around the court but my anticipation and movement is just horrible. Many times I lose the point right because of this.

Anyway, it was nice to play decent tennis for 2 whole sets and hopefully I can play like this and even better many times in the future.
So glad you wrote this out. Firstly because good job on the win Secondly because it describes 100% the tennis relationship I have with a friend as well!

I've known him for almost 6 years now. He's played tennis for like 15 years I think. I've only played about 5-6. He's a lot better than me, and over these 6 years we've played I'm sure 100+ times.

I have literally beaten him 3 times...

They've all come this year as well, so I can sense a better improvement. Won 64 63 in January and then again 63 62 in April and then a 3rd time I beat him 63 60 at end of May. I kind of don't count the most recent, as we played in 90+ degree Farenheit heat and he clearly was struggling and my drop shots landing on the service line he wasn't even attempting. But he still continued the match and put in some effort so I guess it counts

It's so satisfying to actually play decent for a long stretch of a match... I'm usually dominated from the start and have to play catch up. And honestly, when he's in the zone, I just have to hope he starts playing badly. There are some days I can't do a single thing to disrupt his rhythm for longer than maybe 2-3 points, then he's back blasting winners by me

The win in April was honestly my best. The ones in Jan and May were bc he played terrible and I wasn't even particularly impressive but he was worse so he didn't win the clutch points he always does. Tons of errors after 2-3 shots (which is usually what I do). The win in April though was okay though. I was hitting the ball cleaner than ever. I played him after that at the beginning of May and lost a really tight match. He won 67(8) 63 [11-9]. It was almost 10 pm so we opted to just do a super tiebreak. I was soooo close to winning. Saved 4 set points in first set to win it. Was up 7-4 in the super tiebreak as well (I still lament that drop shot I tried at 8-8 in the super tiebreak )

But it's satisfying 1000% when I can actually consistently play well. That match I just spoke about was one of my best in years against him tbh. Serve was working. I ACTUALLY HIT WINNERS FROM THE BASELINE. I'm that player that hits maybe 5 winners a match. 1 due to a dead netcord. 1-2 due to passing shots. 1-2 due to a stray, nicely angled CC shot that he doesn't attempt to go for.

Anyway, didn't mean to go off on a tangent lol but here's to hoping we have more days of consistent play

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Was playing against friend of mine today and even though I played one of my matches ever I lost 4-6, 6-3, 11-13 (super tiebreak). I was serving really well also forehand and backhand were solid and so was net game, drop shots and everything but also he on other side was playing good match. I can't say I lost my match becuase I hurted my heel on set point in first set (why the hell I was running for that drop shot because I wasn't even close to get ball ) cus I won second set kinda easily But I guess now for some days I can't play tennis for sure cus it is hurting me too much
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Last week I played the best match of my life
Against a better and much more experienced player
Before the start of the match my coach said to me: just enjoy and not get crazy(as always)
Because he is better than you but it will be good for you to get experience!

I started a Little nervous and hitting a lot of UEs specially with my FH, literally I couldn't put a FH in
I wasted a 30-0 on serve and he broke for the second time to go *4-1
Although the score was bad I was sure that I could win it if I found my game I didnt feel an abismal diference, he was up thanks to my errors, Yep his serve is good and his FH too but his BH is terrible and he was pushing for the most part..
I started to put a lot of balls back (I am so fast and my defence skills are really good) and hitting almost everything to his BH.
I got to 4-4 but got broken again with stupid errors(including a missed overhead and an easy volley) then he had 2 MP on serve but couldn't take it and then in my 3rd BP he made a DF !!
Then another break - break back( he Double faulted again at 0-40 ) and at 6-6 we decided to not play TB. I held for 7-6 and then have my first MP but missed an easy FH return(so close) but close it out in the next MP 8-6

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Hey Guys for some reason my account was idk like deactivated (Proflyer98) so i have this new one, and I haven't been on in a while, cause of tons of tennis and all and going to uni in fall. I just wanted to give you a update, I reached my first singles final this last weekend, beating the number two seed along the way, lost in the final, they made me play 4 matches in one day which is a bit unfair, while the top seed who beat me 6-2 6-1 got a bye and a walkover so only had one match before that. Anyways I'm really happy, my ranking improved I'm wondering whether i should try and play 5.0 Provincials singles and doubles coming up this next week.
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To merely post your results is not something that interests some of us. It would be better to discuss how you played and what happened.
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Okay just played mixed doubles in our club championship (A grade) and lost 2-6 6-7. Played okay - could have done better, could have done worse...

But, I had a word to say at our opponents at one point, which is something I basically never do, and I'm interested in others' thoughts on what happened...

In the 1st set, the male opposition player was about at the service line and reached for a high ball. His high volley (not quite a smash) wasn't hit very hard but it did hit my (female) partner square on the nose. She was shocked and needed a minute to compose herself but she was okay. He apologised and came over to her to check she was okay.

Now, I don't know how others would react to this, but I was extremely pissed off. In my opinion, a male player should *never* put themselves in a position where they would hit the female opposition in the face with the ball, no matter how intentional or unintentional it is. So I was pretty cranky, but said nothing.

Halfway through the 2nd set - still cranky - the female opposition volleyed at me and hit me in the chest. Not hard and she apologised. But it didn't help to calm my mood from the earlier incident.

They were serving at 4-5 40-30 and I hit a shot that was incredibly close - either a down-the-line winner or out. They didn't call it immediately. They paused and looked at either. The guy asked me and I shrugged (it's not our call... I suspected/hoped it caught the outside of the line but it wasn't my place to say). They still didn't call it then asked an onlooker who called it out. We didn't question it but noted it wasn't what you should do.

Then at 5-5, I was at the net and got hit again, this time only just below the knee. But that was enough. I bounced the ball hard into the ground and said reasonably calmly but assertively "That the 3rd time you've hit us now". They said something back about us standing close to the net and that it's inevitable. "Well how many times have we hit you?" I said back (answer: none). They said something about they don't stand as close to the net as we do (not true, if you ask me).

And that was about it. Sure, not a major outburst but I'm usually verrrry mild mannered and sporting on the court. I remained sporting and never aimed at them unnecessarily, still congratulated their good shots and shook hands and said thanks at the end.

But what do others think about this? Do you think that mixed has different standards to men's doubles when it comes to hitting the ball at your opponent (men hitting it at women)? Would you have reacted to the situation? If so, what do you think you would've done?

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Okay just played mixed doubles in our club championship (A grade) and lost 2-6 6-7. Played okay - could have done better, could have done worse...

But, I had a word to say at our opponents at one point, which is something I basically never do, and I'm interested in others' thoughts on what happened...

In the 1st set, the male opposition player was about at the service line and reached for a high ball. His high volley (not quite a smash) wasn't hit very hard but it did her my (female) partner square on the nose. She was shocked and needed a minute to compose herself but she was okay. He apologised and came over to her to check she was okay.

Now, I don't know how others would react to this, but I was extremely pissed off. In my opinion, a male player should *never* put themselves in a position where they would hit the female opposition in the face with the ball, no matter how intentional or unintentional it is. So I was pretty cranky, but said nothing.

Halfway through the 2nd set - still cranky - the female opposition volleyed at me and hit me in the chest. Not hard and she apologised. But it didn't help to calm my mood from the earlier incident.

They were serving at 4-5 40-30 and I hit a shot that was incredibly close - either a down-the-line winner or out. They didn't call it immediately. They paused and looked at either. The guy asked me and I shrugged (it's not our call... I suspected/hoped it caught the outside of the line but it wasn't my place to say). They still didn't call it then asked an outlooker who called it out. We didn't question it but noted it wasn't what you should do.

Then at 5-5, I was at the net and got hit again, this time only just below the knee. But that was enough. I bounced the ball hard into the ground and said reasonably calmly but assertively "That the 3rd time you've hit us now". They said something back about us standing close to the net and that it's inevitable. "Well how many times have we hit you?" I said back (answer: none). They said something about they don't stand as close to the net as we do (not true, if you ask me).

And that was about it. Sure, not a major outburst but I'm usually verrrry mild mannered and sporting on the court. I remained sporting and never aimed at the unnecessarily, still congratulated their good shots and shook hands and said thanks at the end.

But what do others think about this? Do you think that mixed has different standards to men's doubles when it comes to hitting the ball at your opponent (men hitting it at women)? Would you have reacted to the situation? If so, what do you think you would've done?
I think aiming towards the body is still fair game in mixed doubles than men or women's doubles. However, aiming a smash or volley at the opponent is different and I think that is uncalled for, you should be hitting a smash or volley into the space anyway, not at your opponent...

Also, regarding the line call, if your opponents weren't sure they should have conceded the point to you. I have never heard of players asking onlookers to make calls. I would have argued against that straight away.

So I think you were right to be pissed off.
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Well I finished off my club championships with the A grade singles final today. I'd lost to my opponent the last two times we played so our H2H was 1-2.

Started off well. At 4-1 I hit two great FH winners to go up 30-0. Then I do this thing where my brain thinks I can just play like that all the time without trying but in actual fact the reverse happens cos I'm not concentrating and not trying properly. So after a big wobble, it was 5-5 and somehow I managed to not panic and won the next two games.

Set 2 started with a loss of concentration after the tight first set so I went down 0-3. I got a few games but never recovered so went down 2-6.

Set 3 started off with both of us holding serve and playing decently. My first serve returned a bit and DFs dropped off a bit so I was getting some confidence back. All with serve at 3-3 and then I managed to break fairly easily I think with some solid tennis. 4-3 - held pretty easily. 5-3 - broke easily again and it was all over in a flash really! No choke. No 3rd set TB like last year's match (lol), and I'd won a final! (rarely happens).

So I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself

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