Too Many Drop Shots?

Me and Mr. Parker (The Drop Shot King)

Me and Mr. Parker (The Drop Shot King)

Many of the top senior players have excellent drop shots and employ them tactically during a match. But while there is no “magic number,” sometimes the tactic can get overused to the point where the match is no longer “fun.” Or, should that count for anything? Continue reading

When To Cross

Hank Irvine

Hank Irvine

Your doubles partner is returning serve and you want to help win the point; but when should you be aggressive and cross to pick off a shot? Chuck Kinyon and I got a “lesson” on and off the court from tour pro Hank Irvine yesterday in our quarter finals match with him and partner (current World 70s Doubles Champ) Evert Jonsson. Continue reading

Tournament Seedings

argueIf you have ever played a tournament, you probably have been mystified how some of the seedings are made. Well, veteran tournament executive Larry Turville offers up two of his own “Pet Peeves” about the process, which is followed by some others that I have heard voiced by other players… Continue reading