Level Check ?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Cypo, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. Cypo

    Cypo Rookie

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    As a guide line to help determine whether you have a good balance between aggresion and safety how does this sound ?

    If you're giving away more than 25 % (one point per game) you should play more conservatively.

    If you opponent is hitting more than one winner (excluding serves) per game, you should play more aggressively.

    just occurred to me, any thoughts ?
     
  2. Phil

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    No. None at all. Tennis isn't played with calculators; either way, you'll know.
     
  3. Camilio Pascual

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    If my opponent is hitting 2 winners every single game and 3 errors, all is okay. It really doesn't matter what the absolute number in winners is, it has to be looked at in context of how many FE's and UE's he is hitting and how many winners/errors I'm hitting. Ultimately, it's not what ratios Winners/errors are being hit by either player, but what the numbers are between you and your opponent. Maybe I didn't get your point?
     
  4. Cypo

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    I'm not really sure I had a point - it was just an idea of a way to know if you're playing too safely or too aggressively. I usually realise it after I've lost 2 or three games and then it's harder to come back.
     
  5. kevhen

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    I think the average game is about 6 points long. If my opponent is hitting too many winners like 2-3 per game with not many errors, then I will try to become more aggressive to counter their aggressiveness. Too many factors to have any cut and dry answer though as it depends alot on if your opponent is defensive or offensive oriented and just figuring out what your strength to their weakness is.
     
  6. Bungalo Bill

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    I think you would be better off measuring your intensity of play based on shot selection. If you're offensive when you should be defensive or if your defensive when you should be offensive.

    As an example, if you finally worked the point and got the short ball you wanted to put it away, but instead played it safe and hit it easy where your opponent could easily get to the ball and put a racquet on it, then your playing to passive. IMO, that would be a mental error.
     

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