Originally Posted by Spazzrico
I would say one thing is that it is really much more about quickness and anticipation of angles and possible trajectories than anythingl. Being fast helps, but I was destroyed in multiple games by portly people who could locate their shots and pretty much feel out everything I was going to do.
Shot location is definitely critical. I played a lot in my 20s and a co-worker who was in his 50s used to crush me when I was starting out because he had learned how to control his shots much better than I, and was therefore able to dictate the pace of the game. He'd barely leave the center of the court while I ran around all four corners like my hair was on fire.