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1969hoo

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Just an old guy reminiscing , but watching a variety of winning styles


including serve and volley tennis with more chipping and charging was more fun to watch. Those days are long gone with the racquet and string technology that allows you to play with incredible top spin. In some ways it is like pro golf where distance (hitting 300 yard drives has become crucial.

IMO no one can win on the ATP tour playing serve and volley, so trying to be a lone wolf and practicing and learning to play that way is a futile exercise. Since few top players even play doubles, none of them are really good at volleying. Juniors rarely even play doubles these days. Even though college tennis still has doubles (albeit only a 6 game no ad set) it has basically been deemphasized.

I guess it is good for doubles players like Treat and Dom as more of them can specialize and and make a living on tour.

I thought both Jenkins and Shabaz should have specialized in doubles as they and Treat were our best doubles players of all time, especially after about a year after college when it seemed that neither was going to make it into the top 50/75 in singles.



[Post edited by 1969hoo at 07/11/2017 08:12AM]

(In response to this post by BrevardHoo)

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 08:06AM



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