‘You’ll need a machete to play the cut shot’

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As we approached the nets of Cancun White Tigers CC, on the outskirts of Cancun, the opening scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark the nets of Cancun White Tigers CC sprang to mind.

Like ancient Mayan ruins, seemingly untouched for thousands of years, they dazzled through the clearing.

As it happens, they were built only in 2013, but the flora of the jungle in the Mexican tropics can be quite unforgiving.

“The only cut shot in one of these lanes any time soon will be with a machete,” said James.