Bungalow, just some questions for you if you have the time please! I have played tennis tennis competitivly since i was 15. I am 20 now, i play about 2/3 times a week in comps, also i just came back from our University games where i lost 2/3 singles and 3/4 doubles. I was reading a couple of posts on this board saying, if you want to win frequently over most opponents, then push and dink the ball, but if you want to truly advance as a player then you must go for your shots during matches etc. This REALLY made me think hard about my game and where its heading. I noticed at the uni games level, a consistent player with softer shots is ripped apart. I had no power on my serve, no bite on my shots, i won at club level over less consistent players, but these guys (mostly top state ranked) simply didn't let me breathe, i had no time to 'work' my softer hitting game on them. I changed my game last year to a conservative baseliner style kept the ball deep, didn't go for much etc. .... it worked, i had nice shots, nice double handed backhand, very flat off both wings, but not powerfull, i just moved the ball around the court passivly. Hit no double faults. Despite winning usually, i find my self completely and utterly 'owned' and dominated by players who go for winners and have big shots.... and play high level comps. I beleive my natural game was my original game before i started to play conservative, this is almost a complete emulation of Jelena Dokic... flat as anything, goes for winners. last night i played like this and won 7-6 in a comp against one of the best players! Playing aggressive like this i immediatly got my opponent on the defensive and dictated the point.... i felt really good. I guess my questions are: *If i hit flat naturally should i stick to this and develop it? *Is it true that pushers/dinkers win at the low level but better players will attack and eventually be better? *Should i continue to play my natural flat style and risk losing to complete hacks? (this is what concerns me the most) ... is it worth ditching my conservative game and simply hitting flat/hard a little more? In all honesty, it is the last point that scares me the most, i am scared of losing to weaker players by 'self destrucing' with errors on the court as i try to hit flat style. Do you think it is worth it? My game is unique for a male player in the way that i lack any topspin, and play like dokic (serves, groundies, everything like her!) ... i think i can win at the higher level playing like this, but it will simply take some mental strength because i am sure i will suffer some awful losses playing like this and i will want to return to me comfort zone and hit softer, less intense groundies. i think after seeing the defecits of playing high percentage tennis against top players as i did at the uni games and getting owned( although i wasn't thrashed), it may be worth considering playing an attacking game... despite the flurry of errors that may come with it.... and the shocking losses. Thanks for any replies to this, i look foreward to you comments! Regards, Chris.