I think at my level (3.5 something) the best way to beat a pusher is to push back. Trust me I have tried everything, S&V, chip and charge, dropshot, you name it. At my level I just can't come up with anything consistent enough to beat a good pusher. I have no choice but to try to beat them at their own game. However I don't want to be just another run of the mill pusher. I don't want to stupe to the level of their halfswing paceless strokes. However their halfswing paceless stroke is actually a necessary arsenal of a pusher. Not only is it very consistent, its pacelessness gives the pusher ample time to recover and get to a good position to push another ball back. It would actually hurt them if they start using pace, it is part of what pushing is all about. So how do you outpush a pusher without ended up poking the ball back and forth 50+ times per point? BTW, I can do everything well but 3.5 level well. My backhand and serve are approaching 4.0.