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Zeph
05-25-2006, 06:05 PM
I'd like to see how each player plays their match points?

If your up a match point, are you aggressive? Very aggresive? Tentative?

If your up against a match point, how do you handle the pressure?

There also goes into consideration about score. If your up 40-0 in a game serving for a match, you'll most likely be more aggressive. Though if you receiving, and down 40-0, do you take on a counter punching style of play?


As for me, when i have match point, i usually am aggressive on the forehand side when i get a good oppurtunity, though i counterpunch most balls because i know my opponent is under pressure, though ill never pass up on a good approach shot.

I usually play too tentative when against match point, i need to push harder to go for shots, or else im not going to win the point.

looseswing
05-25-2006, 06:32 PM
When i am down match point i definitely just buckle down and say its time to hit consistent and hit the corners. When i am up match point i will usually play the ball to the opponents weak side and just try to play normal.

bribeiro
05-25-2006, 06:36 PM
I try to come to the net, even though I suck at volleying.

jimiforpres
05-25-2006, 08:13 PM
When I am up match point, I try to hit a deep, high ball with lots of spin. I pretty much wait for an error from my opponent. This is easy because they are feeling so much pressure so they usually miss. When they have match point, same strategy, because they usually want to finish off the match in a big way, so they end up missing a 100 mph forehand and that can start to break down their confidence.

insideoutAce
05-25-2006, 08:45 PM
i lost to my school #1 in a third set tiebreak
playing tentatively cost me big

i had 4 match points

after that match.. i played 2 for the entire season

Kabob190
05-25-2006, 08:54 PM
i lost to my school #1 in a third set tiebreak
playing tentatively cost me big

i had 4 match points

after that match.. i played 2 for the entire season

didnt you get another shot at him?

insideoutAce
05-25-2006, 08:56 PM
we have to set our 1 and 2 prior to league matches

we've played a few matches since, splitting almost every time

he went on to the quarters at state for singles
i went doubles with the 3 and lost in the quarters at district
(doubles was stacked this year)

travlerajm
05-25-2006, 11:10 PM
It depends on how the match is going and what has been my most effective strategy.

StraightSets
05-26-2006, 01:43 AM
If I'm serving, I always go for the big ace down the T ;)

35ft6
05-26-2006, 01:45 AM
If it's 6-5 in the 3rd set tie-breaker: Try go get my first serve in at 85 to 90% speed and try to hit deep into a corner off their return. See where it goes from there.

If I'm up 5-2 in the second set: Go for a big serve. If I miss, hit a regular second serve but hit every groundstroke very aggressively.

andreh
05-26-2006, 02:56 AM
If its my serve I play S&V - up a matchpoint or down. If it's not my serve I try to chip n´charge if the serve allows it. Otherwise I just try to keep up and approach the net when I can.

EclipseRydr97
05-26-2006, 03:00 AM
Wish I could answer, but I've never had one

vinouspleasure
05-26-2006, 03:41 PM
I like to get to net at matchpoint. With matchpoint against me, I`m thinking quality tennis. Nothing fancy, get the ball back deep and wait for a short ball.

Return_Ace
05-26-2006, 05:58 PM
if i have a match point..


















i choke











^^

siber222000
05-26-2006, 11:08 PM
if im in a match point... i try to use my finishing move jack knife.. but when my opponent is at his match point, i play like a retriever.. keep returning and basically makes my opponent suicide :mrgreen:

BeachTennis
05-27-2006, 06:15 PM
I play every point like it is match point

Practice like every point is match point

go down swinging

vinouspleasure
05-27-2006, 06:22 PM
I play every point like it is match point

Practice like every point is match point


great sound bite, terrible strategy.

Freedom
05-28-2006, 01:49 AM
If I'm up, play how you have the whole match.

If you're down, play opposite how you have the whole match.