Guest...Sorry to hear that you're about to give up on this wonderful game
I, for one, also felt at one time that it was extremely frustrating to learn and whined much to Manu about it.
Insomuch as he is constantly trying to better the game and meet all of our lofty (and sometimes whiny standards) if you will only have some patience and stick with it I think you can find a lot of enjoyment. In the early development stages of TE09 as well as even now, players such as Brad1981, S.williamz, Kyuuji,Tom Paulman and others have felt some level of frustration at one time or another and have communicated our concerns to Manutoo, who is extremely tolerant and exceedingly patient in trying to improve the gameplay. Some times we disagree with each other's ideas, but I, for one, enjoy the reparte we have in this forum. Hopefully, it's all in good spirit and no one takes it personally
Manu has even expressed thanks for some of our suggestions and implemented as many of them as he deems possible in improving the game, especially within his budget
Real tennis, with all of it's nuances, is also an extremely challenging sport to play well, let alone master.
As in life, it's frequently not so much about where you end up, but more about the journey to get there, with all of it's twists and turns and challenges. I, as well as most of the others that I previously mentioned, have also played TE06 and I think we mutually agree that although there are more challenges to master, TE09 is vastly incomparable to TE06 in it's variety of stroke production and tactics. I know I have spent way more than a few hours trying to improve my playing in TE09 and although my time is also valuable, I find it tremendously addicting, so hang in there because for the little it costs, it is money well spent!!