Easier said than done.Domino said:My favorite is running them. No matter how good a player is, once his legs are gone, he can't execute his game as well. Just go short angle crosscourt, two forehands, one backhand, one forehand, two backhands, dtl slice, then an inside out forehand. Mix it up often, and keep him corner to corner. Keep the angles as sharp as you safely can, and after the first set (Or even the first four games) he'll be panting, and prime for you to step up your game.
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myskinaLova said:Easier said than done.
What makes a good player good, is the ability to turn defense into offense. So much for your strategy of running them around, unless you're extremely efficient (Andre Agassi is a prime example) then I highly doubt that you'd be able to weather the storm of a superior talent/shotmaker.
All of this is good in theory, but realistically very tough to apply against a good player.
In fairness to Domino, there isn't enough information given by the Author of this thread regarding his opponent. If your opponent is an offensive juggernaut, just try to beat him with blue-collar tennis and be consistent. Don't beat yourself. Grinders have a game built to breakdown any player on any day, because if you're off and they're on ... big trouble.
Play contra-tennis with him (David Nalbandian is a prime example), use his pace against him, give him no pace, get in his head, keep the ball in play and don't beat yourself. Your only chance is to outlast him, otherwise you could be blasted off the court if this guy is as good as you say ... depending on your level of play.
The author simply didn't supply enough information, we don't even know what type of player he is or his opponent for that matter.Domino said:I don't mean to brag, but I consider my strokes very efficient, and I hit my crosscourt angles sufficiently hard enough to prevent most players from hitting offensively off the dead run. I myself am a very offensive player, not a grinder, and from the first ball I try to take initiative, usually with a big serve or return. I find that I can implement this strategy if I believe to be outmatched in shotmaking ability. Otherwise, I play my favorite way, which is winners and net-rushing!
Besides, even at the college level, there isn't anyone with the shotmaking ability to consistantly attack from the dead run for a whole match. People get tired, especially at the highschool level, and it is often the best strategy to run players at that level for the first half of a set. If not to wear them down, then to warm up your game. Hell, shot makers use a lot of energy anyway when they go for shots, if you make them attempt a couple extra, they'll wear down, at any level.
The question was still, what is OUR fav tactic, not just what he/she should do. I am just saying that is my favorite tactic. True though, it would be nice if the author gave more info.myskinaLova said:The author simply didn't supply enough information, we don't even know what type of player he is or his opponent for that matter.
You gave great advice, but I doubt that someone posting on MTF for suggestions on how to beat an opponent is skilled enough to utilize your suggestions which are really for advanced level players.Domino said:The question was still, what is OUR fav tactic, not just what he/she should do. I am just saying that is my favorite tactic. True though, it would be nice if the author gave more info.
If he is not tall, throw some high moonballs that go over the shoulder, don't do it all the time.mango said:thanks for the advice, every thing in this guys armour is excellent. apart from the fact i heard he is not that tall but his very fast. how do you do you think i can beat that type of guy?