Starting this up to see how many tennis players we have. I played a lot of junior tennis back in Atlanta (which has one of the best grassroots tennis programs in the country), but Scotland is not the best place in which to play tennis, and my local club - located near a clifftop and completely exposed to the wind - isn't even a particularly good place to play in Scotland. Nevertheless, I've entered a casual county-wide tennis competition of sorts here to try and get back into the swing of things. I'm not very good, but I can beat better players than me principally because my game annoys the heck out of a lot of people: pretty much every shot I play is a low slice, and I rarely get the ball very high over the net, and as such I hit quite a few inadvertent drop shots. (Which have the advantage being very well disguised, in that I don't even know I'm hitting them until they happen!) I've never been able to master topspin ground strokes; recently I've found that by taking the ball earlier and further in front of me, I can actually hit some topspin shots, but I just don't have the confidence to try them in matches. Yet.