April 27, 2009
April 25, 2009
I have very much enjoyed reading what has been written in the bleacher report community, and after a year of 'enjoying from afar,' I have decided to join this wonderful insightful crowd. Let's play!
Nooo, don't do that. I'm just an instructor haha. As for my spin, probably about the same as Mac but not as much topspin as someone like Rafa. It depends on who I play too, if you play a power player, you want to slow it down a bit and keep it low. Much more difficult to generate power like that. It took me forever but I think I have 4-5 different first serves in the reportoire now, probably the best being the cutting serve out wide on the ad court. I'm actually going out to the desert in Arizona to play a few 5.0 matches in a week, so that should be fun.
Hahaha, it happens. If I want to be competitive, I try and find some 5 but normally it's only 4.5...darn. But sometimes it can be a little challenging. Don't worry though, I'm a tennis instructor for a day job, so I hope I'm a little decent at it. You wouldn't want to return my serve, not many do. It's not overpowering but I try to put as much lefty cut on it to the outside. Thai and English? Odd combination but I suppose whatever works!
I guess I'm not really one to talk. Russian is my first, but I moved to the States when I was 9, so it's English and Russian now.
You say you are playing USTA matches? What level of play? Just wondering.