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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 2011, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Don't you just feel like trying to play 'beautiful tennis' is a total waste of time?

I had an argument with my new tennis coach today, because he was praising a ridicolous pusher who never had a chance against me in all of the matches we've played because his game was more natural and more suited to clay (we were playing in clay). I play a game suited to fast court with very fast racquethead speed and hes NEVER said anything good about it. Even in clay I blow that pusher out of the court. So the question is, don't you think that trying to play pretty tennis is a total waste of time? The more efficient, the better.

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Re: Don't you just feel like trying to play 'beautiful tennis' is a total waste of ti

(I've missed your presnece on TF, Sammo)

I think there's a connection between "pretty tennis" and "good technique." I mean one of my favorite junior players has terrible-looking strokes, but it's efficient. At the same time, I don't really see her lasting long as a pro with those strokes (if she does turn pro).

IMO, aggressive games don't necessarily make pretty tennis because it relies on brute force sometimes and is prone to uglier UE's. So sometimes, pretty tennis isn't a waste of time...

Pretty tennis translates best on clay, though. All the stroke production, fine touch, etc., is needed most on clay. I think that's something your coach doesn't notice.


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Re: Don't you just feel like trying to play 'beautiful tennis' is a total waste of ti

Aw, thank you both for the answer and for the statement.

The belief that man is an irresolute creature pulled this way and that by two forces of equal strength, alternately winning and losing the battle for his soul; the conviction that human life is nothing more than an uncertain struggle between heaven and hell; the faith in two opposed entities, Satan and Christ - all this was bound to engender those internal discords in which the mind, excited by the incessant fighting, stimulated as it were by the constant promises and threats, ends up by giving in and prostitutes itself to whichever of the two combatants has been more obstinate in its pursuit. Life isn't black and white, it's gold.
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well tennis is a good game i don,t know about you but i spend my most of the time in playing of tennis and arantxa rus is one of my most favorite celebrity and one of the top celebrity of tennis she get many achievements in international titles so i follow her and now i can play better tennis ....
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No not at all. everything i do is beautiful
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No I don't. Doing everything good and beautiful.. is a matter for me
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No, Pretty tennis translates best on clay, though. All the stroke production, fine touch, etc., is needed most on clay. I think that's something your coach doesn't notice.
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Re: Don't you just feel like trying to play 'beautiful tennis' is a total waste of ti

Well depends. What do you define as "beautiful tennis"??

And I, myself have a pretty ugly game (Sometimes BBB or Ultimate Pusher)

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A player should play a solid game, and only then the game becomes beautiful
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