This week, Tom McCune and I teamed up for a Pelican Bay tennis event vs. a tough, tall team — Jack Moter (6’4”) and Mike Griner (6’3”) – with the strategy of getting those two big guys off the net and back to the baseline.
To do that, we employed the obvious tactic of lobbing over their heads, whenever the opportunity arose. Trouble was… they both played very well: smothering the net with their long reach + going back well for the lobs and mostly putting away their overheads.
We were able to take it to three sets, but they prevailed 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 in two and a half hours.
So, what could we have done differently?
P.S. This weekend is the annual Naples/Ft. Myers Tennis Challenge; and I have the challenge of playing Fred Drilling in the 65 singles (Bonita Bay Club at 2 p.m. Saturday).
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