I have been out of the loop for quite awhile (years), but I was a USTA certified instructor. I was rated 4.0, but would like to get back into the game, and I must say that I am the type of person that can be gone a long time and come back like I haven't been off for more than a day. I was a serve and volley, my strings I like gut strings (forget the tension though?) I am a darn good doubles partner...and very very competitive when I play. I had a five type of serve, and I had both a one handed backhand and a two-handed backhand that I started with, but soon found more control in the one handed. I started playing tennis in 1977, but stopped in 1993...then off and on since then.