Offensive Pusher

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  1. slowfox

    slowfox Professional

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    http://youtu.be/UDglqHiVgyQ

    In this video the guy cites McEnroe as an offensive player who also pushed, and Murray as the modern version. It seems pushing can be a good thing. I wanna be a pusher like Mac.
     
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  2. dominikk1985

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    you could also name dolgo.

    he can hit really big off the ground but he is also throwing in a lot of junk. just mixing it up a lot.
     
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  3. goober

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    I think it is a real stretch to call Mac an Offensive pusher. He may have pushed when in a defensive position or occasionally. But he was serve and volley, get to the net in his hey day.
     
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  4. pnoytennis

    pnoytennis New User

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    Jmac can't be a pusher. Jmac makes things happen.
     
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  5. Prodigy1234

    Prodigy1234 Rookie

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    When I think of an offensive pusher, a counterpuncher comes to mind
     
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  6. WildVolley

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    I totally agree. He is talking about floating the ball back to give yourself recovery time. This is a smart strategy, but doing this when you are in trouble doesn't make you a pusher.
     
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  7. WildVolley

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    On the other hand, the rest of this video is pretty good.

    If you can close net and volley, you have a good chance of hitting winners against a pusher. A common weakness of rec players is an inability to hit overheads. If you want to destroy pushers, you need to spend some time hitting overheads, ideally each time you practice.
     
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  8. marosmith

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    Not sure how you guys define pusher, but a player with variety and someone with precise strokes and/or good defensive technique shouldn't be the definition of a pusher.
     
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