Turville Tennis Tip

larrytLost to most in the posting and comments about Kei Nishikori standing sideways to return serve was Larry Turville’s comment about returning lefty servers.

Larry wrote: To clarify a righty against lefty serve, the serve is curving out wide which means when you hit the return the angle off your racquet will go even more left. So if you are aiming down the line without turning into the court there is a good chance you will hit a lot of balls late & wide. By turning into the court you are reducing the angle and have better chance to hit the ball earlier and back into the court. Naturally if you are a lefty returning the rightly in the deuce court you would want to turn into the court as well. It seems lefties are better at hitting the curve ball out wide as they play righties most of the time.

I tried this technique yesterday playing doubles against the tough lefty Bob Wilkie and Larry is correct!

Tournament Results

Speaking about Mr. Turville, congrats to him as he “played down” an age group and won the 60s singles in Sarasota this past week. The rest of the results are….

Men’s 55 Singles
F (1) Selim Benbadis d. (2) Hank Ream 6-3; 6-1

Men’s 60 Singles
F (1) Larry Turville d. (2) Bill Ashley 4-6; 6-3; 6-0

Men’s 65 Singles
F (1) Mas Kimball d. (5) William Rogers 6-3; 4-6; 6-3

Men’s 70 Singles
F (4) Henk Nijeboer d. (1) Peter Peczely 6-3; 6-0

Men’s 75 Singles
F (1) Frank Hagelshaw d. (4) Santiago Benites 6-4; 6-4

Men’s 80 Singles
F (1) George McCabe d. (3) Oz Winters 7-6; 6-3

Men’s 60 Doubles
F Ashley/McClure d. Shaw/Turville 6-1; 6-4

Men’s 65 Doubles
F (2) Ferguson/Marois d. Birney/Kimball 7-6(3); 1-6; 6-1

Men’s 70 Doubles
F (1) Irvine/Jonsson d. (2) Duong/Klieve 6-0; 6-0

Men’s 75 Doubles
F (1) Bachmann/Benites d. Gibson/Weber 6-4; 6-4

Men’s 80 Doubles
RR Thoms/Winegar d. King/Lawrence 6-2; 6-2
RR Thoms/Winegar d. Hopp/Winters 6-1; 6-0
RR King/Lawrence d. Hopp/Winters Wd (pc)

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