Hitting vs pushing

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by dlam, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. dlam

    dlam Rookie

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    Trying to improve my concentration on the court and I find it helpful to distinguish between pushing mode and hitting mode
    When I focus only on the top of the net I tend to push much better
    when I hit I don't focus on the top of the net but more on the trajectory and amount of overspin or topspin on the ball
     
  2. TomT

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    Whether I hit or push seems to have a lot to do (but not necessarily) with whether I'm contacting the ball in my comfort zone or not, and how much time I have.

    But that aside, if I deliberately decide to push a ball that I could hit, then the difference seems to me to be that a push shot doesn't require as much attention to footwork and technique as hitting out does.
     
  3. LuckyR

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    Just so you know... I can't think of another tennis term that has more different meanings to different players than: "push".
     

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