It is my first season in 4.5- for a singles flex league, called Ultimate Tennis. I don't really know what the "minus" means, though.
I've played 4.0 for like 2-3 years straight, so I was nervous starting this season. But, I've started with 2 wins out of my first 2 matches!
First match was 62 63. The guy I played made too many errors, didn't hit the ball very hard, serve was pretty weak, and didn't hit a lot of winners. I was able to dig and hold a couple of times while down break points. I served pretty well and was using my short angle CC BH effectively. But I don't hit winners either
Tonight was tougher, but I won 36 61 63. In the end, I started using my 2 hand BH cut slice a lot more, which slowed his pace down, and he shanked a lot more balls in sets 2 and 3. It's sort of junk-ball, but I had to use it because even though he didn't hit with a ton of pace, he took the ball early and was able to hit so many nice angles, especially with his BH. But errors started creeping into his game, and I scrambled for my life probably 1000 times. After the first set I knew it was going to be really hard, but I won some key points and it was so much closer than the score might suggest.
We started our warm-up at 6:30 pm, and we were done a few minutes before 9 pm