Should I Hit Or Should I Wait?

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  1. ian09rush

    ian09rush New User

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    OK pardon me for being a newb here, I'm sure this has been discussed before some very long time ago but I don't want to dig up some prehistoric archive.

    I have a very good touch on volleys and I generally struggle to generate as much top spin as other competitive modern players; moreover, power has never been part of my game plan (except for s&vs). Should I venture up at no man's land if my opponent moon balls me or rallies me? I won't wander up randomly because my opponent can aim at my feet obviously. However, in a slow rally, the other guy with more spin and comfortable at baseline would always win. Should I play to my string, go up and open up more angles/make the opponent comfortable? Although I know this is generally advised against.

    Cheers
     
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  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Well, playing to your weakness, groundies, would insure you lose every match, so maybe it's your time to think of a change.
    Or, you can play like modern tennis, hit weak groundies, run like a rabbit, get great exercise, and lose every match.
     
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  3. rofl_copter3

    rofl_copter3 Professional

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    You either need to improve your baseline game or take the first short ball and hit a deep approach to transition to the net...
     
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  4. Frank Silbermann

    Frank Silbermann Professional

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    Yes, if you are better at the net than your opponents are at the baseline, OF COURSE you should volley the pusher's high floaters from no-man's land. He might force you to stop doing that by hitting harder, but why not make him show what he's got?
     
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  5. ProgressoR

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    agree with others, play to your strengths. Just go for it.
     
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  6. Baxter

    Baxter Professional

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    OK, I get it now. "Should I volley my opponent's weak groundstrokes out of the air from NML?"
    Why not? Go for it and see if it works.
     
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  7. pkshooter

    pkshooter Semi-Pro

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    I love hitting volleys from no mans land. You look sexy hitting a swinging volley, they never see it coming, great angles... But I'm 16 so, salt.
     
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  8. Baxter

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    Awesome! Swinging volleys from nml take serious skill.
     
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