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I've just started reading Brad Gilbert's book, it's sneaky little tactics like these that he loves and recommends
I'm not surprised. Agassi used to really hit through his shots during the warm-up, especially against rookie players to try and intimidate them.
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I've just started reading Brad Gilbert's book, it's sneaky little tactics like these that he loves and recommends
Yep. I laughed aloud when I read about it in "Winning Ugly" too...although my friend/partner had me doing it before. Wouldn't be surprised if that's where he picked it up.

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Overheads and a kick serve are the things I am most obviously missing.

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Lobs are moonballs, aren't they? You shouldn't do it even if you can

THE shot i lack is an accurate kicked second serve.


You completely disregard lobs as a shot and cannot hit a second serve with a decent amount of spin.

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You completely disregard lobs as a shot and cannot hit a second serve with a decent amount of spin.

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I was kidding about lobs, you fucking retard. I am actually quite good at it.
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I was kidding about lobs, you fucking retard. I am actually quite good at it.
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Kick serve I'm improving it.
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Can't serve!

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Dropshot. I cant do it at all.
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I don't have enough power in my serve

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My pathetic attempts at overhead smashes provide good comedy for my opponents. I've lost count of the number of times that I've reliquinshed control of a point and allowed my opponent back into it with a very weak overhead.
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Kick serve I'm improving it.
Honey, WTA professionals can't do kick serves. Don't be too hard on yourself.
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FH DTL.

Everytime I go for it, it lands in the middle of the court.
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My pathetic attempts at overhead smashes provide good comedy for my opponents. I've lost count of the number of times that I've reliquinshed control of a point and allowed my opponent back into it with a very weak overhead.
Haha, I can relate to you on that one!

I've more or less given up going for the Hollywood big smash now unless it's unmissable. I use the slice smash quite a lot, not macho but it's easier to execute and at the very least if you don't win the point outright you get your opponent way out of positino with it.
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