How do you beat a guy who places his first serve well, gets his second serve in and then comes to net and volleys well too. His baseline game is pretty solid too hitting everything at sharp angles and not making too many errors. I had a slight advantage backhand to backhand and starting hitting my returns lower and lower since he served and volleyed and was killing me with his first volley. I think I needed to get to net myself more and force him to hit passing shots which he did ok. I even served and volleyed myself in a practice third set and was holding serve then up 4-2 when we quit. I lost 6-3, 6-4 but beat this guy last year 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 but his serve placement and consistency had definitely improved. He seemed to like pace which I was mostly giving him to keep him from getting to net. I could have hit more off-pace (loopy topspin or slow slice) to see if he would have made more errors that way. Any other suggestions are welcome. How do you beat a solid serve and volleyer? I get most all of my returns back, should I go for more on them? I didn't lob since his overhead seemed solid in warmups too. I held 6/9 and he held serve 9/10. Including the 3rd fun set I was 9/12 and he was 11/13. Good match and a nice guy to play against but I hate losing to people I have beaten in the past since I think I am still improving!!!!! I am using a new racquet and only playing once a week so a little bit rusty. Warm weather is here today though as it hit 68 degrees. Time to get outside and play!