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I want to know what is more important vor you: Single or double. I like playing single because there I can give 100% of that what I can but in doubles I really don't play as well as in single..maybe because of my volley...and you? :wavey:
 

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Singles, but at the same time doubles has really improved my singles game, better at the net and my return can be vicous. I actually serve better in doubles too. I love the use of angles and lobs, and working as a team. I have more doubles titles than singles. I actually won a doubles title playing w/a complete stranger. The tournament director asked if I'd like to play dubs. I said sure who's my partner? He said let me introduce him to you. We worked well together after I told him I'd serve into the sun.

In league play my dubs partner and I went undefeated for three years.
 

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I love doubles, because I feel really comfortable and it's the only time I ever get to net. (Staunch baseliner here.) It's very nice to have a partner to help pick you up if you're off.

But given my choice, I'd rather take singles. I like being independant and solely responsible for my own shot selection.

I've had better doubles results, winning some events and a lot of SF/F.
 

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I love playing singles because I'm better at it and I can really get excited and focused in a match. I really want to win when I play singles

But on firday I mix in some doubles to improve my volleys and just have some fun with friends, then winning or losing doesn't really matter to me
 

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I hate playing doubles because if I lose a point I always convince myself that it was my partners fault (either because they screwed up or put me off) and secretly end up hating them, even though its usually just because I'm crap. I dont serve very well either because more than once I have served into the back of my partners head.

No,I should definitely be on the opposite side of the net.
 

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WOW:eek: Many doubles specialist here.
I prefer singles too, because i hate to be blamed after missing an easy shot(very often;)).
 

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doubles these days because i only play tennis now with my mate and another couple...i must be getting old :( :D
You are old :angel:
 

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LOL AT jonbcn.

Sometimes when i'm not playing well, or smart, my partner shows me the way not w/words, but w/his play. We play one up one back, and confound dubs. specialist by beating them. We're both lefties w/good forehands and steady backhands, and of course good serves, returns and lobs.
 

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singles I am not made for doubles!

just remembers me of another great quote:)
 

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Singles

Im good atn doubles if my partner knows Im in charge, and doesnt mind the flack when they make a mistake.
 

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I like the way Venus explained it once. In doubles you have dependent partner and independent partner. Dependent partner follows the gameplan, independent partner can do what they wish.

My partner is the steady rock, and I'm the hi-lite reel. I love to run down balls and get back smashes. Once hit a forehand winner from an adjacent court, I've got it on tape wish i could post it.
 

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Singles...def..I like to be able to blame myself if I lose, and only worry about my game. And I like feeling proud, like I worked hard when I won. I like singles so much better. Doubles is more for fun for me anymore. I used to play doubles for my school...now I play singles. I worked hard for it, and I love it. A lot of work, but it's great.
 

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I like singles more, b/c I can visualize and work the point. I can't read where the ball is going as well in doubles. However I'm not very aerobically(sp?) fit, so I'm only good for about 25 mins.....haha. So I think I enjoy doubles more, plus I love being at the net.


BTW- Is it bad tennis etiquette to return a serve in doubles right at the net person? I've found that they normally can't get out of the way fast enough to hit it and also they assume I'm going crosscourt. Whenever I aim for down the line shot, I miss it more often than I make it.
 

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SINGLES!!!! I like being in control (or out of control..) of my own results. Plus my groundstrokes are killer, and I love to run my opponents around the court, corner to corner, and watch them wilt from exhaustion. (sadsistic, aren't I ?)
 

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Doubles, I don't have to do as much :) At least then it's a 50/50 split between me and my partner. I just try to hit the shots I'm comfortable with, and the ones I do well.

I'm still pretty shaky at playing singles. I cannot even beging to explain how bad my forehand is. If I get a ball to go in with my forehand it's a miracle.
 

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I say single. The double Whopper just has too much meat in it. I come away from Burger King feeling like I just ate half a cow. So a single Whopper does the trick for me. Yeah.
 

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I'm a doubles specialist ;) I prefer it as there is less court to cover and you have a partner to back you up. And I don't like singles as much because I never know when to come to the net, but I like volleying but don't like when I face a serve and volleyer and prefer to play against a baseliner ;)
 

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Singles, as I can play my own game, although I do play doubles occassionally:)
 

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I'm a doubles player.

Only when I know I can beat the person will I play singles. :rolleyes: :p

I dunno, I just feel a lot more comfortable on the doubles court. Less pressure, less ground to cover, and it relaxes me more.

In singles, I feel tons of pressure, and I just don't play my game. I'm afraid of UFE's and such, so I just try to get the ball in, but in doubles, I'll go for more and really attack a second serve.
 
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