Personally, I've never faced someone who's gone for it on every shot. I have, however, faced servers
who do...and gosh is it intimidating. Between trying to concentrate on the ball toss and then direction, hoping to even get my racket on it...and then having to make the calls
. I'm sure I gave away plenty of points simply because I was too involved to make a decent call.
During a point, though, I guess I'm a little more relaxed and am more than willing to just say, eh, nice shot. I'll watch the ball all the way to the line even if I miss one that happens to clip it...because these types are gonna win the point or they aren't. I just hope I win more than they do.
But I feel your pain. It's as frustrating to play someone like that as it is to play someone who never
goes for it...simply waiting for me to make the error. That's when I really have to dig deep to stick to my game plan.
Glad your coach gave you the right "look" and that you prevailed.