I play with a guy who is a junk ball master (5.0 level player). I would not say he is a pusher because he can retreive shots and place them where he wants. But in playing him a lot, I notice that I win points off him when I do this: 1. Hit a deep ball to the corner that he has to retrieve. 2. Approach the net right after my shot and put away the return. Those 2 things get me points off of him. Against a pusher, they are almost unfair because they make that guy hit a perfect lob on the run. Most pushers that just dump back shots are 4.5 or under and can not lob consistently. Try it out.