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I currently play in 2 different leagues. The league where I play every match, we play to 21.
In the other league, I'm a reserve player so I don't play very often. There they play to 11.
Next year, the first mentioned league will play up to 11.
I play Off- and use a lot of different services with many kinds of spin. I have a feeling that playing up to 11 will be a disadvantage for my play since service is changing every 2 points. Should I break down the services up to 2 of 3 different ones?
Any other thoughts I should consider?
When playing to 11 I have the feeling that you can't wait for mistakes but have to atack as fast as possible.
The matches also seem to turn. so an advantage of 8-4 can very fast change to 8-8, It seems easier to remain control over the advantage?
There is a lot talked about the different strategies of games up to 11 or 21. However, I think one basic thing applies, and that is you need to focus hard on every single point especially the next point.
The serving strategy is still effective. You need to utilise your serves well for those two serves. In fact it could be more effective for a good server because the receiver has less opportunity to get used to the serves because they only receive 2 in a row.
I don’t think you need to attack any more or less. It is still a matter of focusing on each point. Don’t forget too that they play more games when they play up to 11 so there are more opportunities there.
Would be happy to hear other players’ thoughts.
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