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Looking for 4.0 and 4.5 players for practice and play

Started May 19, 2012 0 Replies

I play at Club Sport, but live in Southern Highlands half the month, and in Silverado Ranch the other half. Let me know if you would like to meet and play.Continue

How do you grip the raquet when you hit a Volley?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark / The Mayor Dec 16, 2009. 8 Replies

My volleys are not as crisp as I'd like. I use a neutral grip and I'm getting a lot of backspin on the ball and the pace is really slow. I'm wondering if I should use a strong western grip in order…Continue

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Mark / The Mayor replied to Robert Johnson's discussion 'How do you grip the raquet when you hit a Volley?'
"Wow Ben, I just noticed that you are a 6.0. Very cool. So do you switch your grip for your backhand volley? I've been switching it but something is still wrong with my bh volley... M "
Dec 16, 2009
Mark / The Mayor left a comment for Robert Johnson
"Think our cowboys can pull it together at the end of the season?"
Dec 16, 2009
Gary Sakuma replied to Robert Johnson's discussion 'How do you grip the raquet when you hit a Volley?'
"squeeze the racquet right before impact and transfer all your weight to your hand. if it helps, take a step--when you step pretend you are killing a bug. with authority"
Nov 14, 2009
Jeff Pearsall replied to Robert Johnson's discussion 'Looking for games and practice partners (strong 3.5 and above), preferably around the Green Valley area.' in the group Las Vegas Tennis
"Looks like the best evening next week for me will be Wednesday - I could meet you at Sunset at 5 if you're available then. Let me know if that works for you and we can also touch base Mon or Tues to confirm. Jeff jeffreybpearsall@aol.com"
Sep 18, 2009
Jeff Pearsall replied to Robert Johnson's discussion 'Looking for games and practice partners (strong 3.5 and above), preferably around the Green Valley area.' in the group Las Vegas Tennis
"On the weekends, I generally want to play in the mornings. During the week, my family usually eats dinner at 6, but I can be flexible for an occasional match. Why don't we touch base on Monday and find a time next week. You can reach me at…"
Sep 17, 2009
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Robert Johnson's discussion 'How do you grip the raquet when you hit a Volley?'
"do you know what an up is? the beginning drill of bouncing the ball with yourself in the air. thats how its done. or how you want to hit the volley. if this helps let me know."
Sep 16, 2009
Mark / The Mayor replied to Robert Johnson's discussion 'How do you grip the raquet when you hit a Volley?'
"Most people use a different grip for FH than BH. I think the best FH grip is the standard western grip. The BH should be more of an eastern grip. The motion should not be a hatchet job, more of a punch thru the ball. Don't swing. Punch the ball…"
Sep 16, 2009
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How do you grip the raquet when you hit a Volley?

My volleys are not as crisp as I'd like. I use a neutral grip and I'm getting a lot of backspin on the ball and the pace is really slow. I'm wondering if I should use a strong western grip in order to flatten the ball out and get more pop. Any thoughts?
Sep 16, 2009
Jeff Pearsall replied to Robert Johnson's discussion 'Looking for games and practice partners (strong 3.5 and above), preferably around the Green Valley area.' in the group Las Vegas Tennis
"I live in the GV area also, and was a 4.0 player when I played regularly several years ago, and I'm trying to get back into playing again on a regular basis now that it's cooling off. I generally play at Sunset Park but am flexible. Right…"
Sep 14, 2009

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At 12:14am on May 23, 2012, chan ong teng said…

hi robert,

there is a 4.0+ and over mixer at the bella vita condos tennis courts every saturday @ 9AM. if you want in for this saturday, let me know. most of the players there are former college players working their way back in shape. we are a bunch of old foagies trying to relive the past.

At 1:40pm on December 16, 2009, Mark / The Mayor said…
Think our cowboys can pull it together at the end of the season?
At 3:00am on September 21, 2009, David Patterson said…
Got in really late, going to pass on playing tennis on Monday, sorry. Maybe next time around...
At 6:34pm on September 12, 2009, David Patterson said…
the earlier the better, you are currently the only response I've received. Just please bring an extra racket ;-) no room in luggage this go around..
At 5:17pm on September 10, 2009, David Patterson said…
I could hop on the Deuce from Mandalay Bay and be there without to much trouble. I will wait to confirm with you if nobody else can play closer to Sahara.
At 11:43am on September 10, 2009, David Patterson said…
Robert,
I will actually be in town the 21st - 23rd. My free time for tennis will be on the 21st, Monday from 6am - 3:30pm (first part for my conference starts at 4:30pm that night.) I do not have room to pack my racket BUT I can pack my shoes. Always love to play when I travel. I've played on the courts behind the RIviera Hotel & Casino and their pretty good. I will be staying at the Sahara this time around.
 
 
 

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