Sorry! I am new, & I have a few questions!

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  1. sinneTennis

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    Sorry! I am new, & I have a question!

    Hello. My name is Ken, and i have been playing tennis since January 1st, 2007. Ive been surfing these boards for awhile and I have something to ask..

    What is a "Pusher"?

    Sorry since im so noob. I have just been wondering.
     
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  2. crazysoccer00

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    A pusher is someone who doesn't take full swings at balls, usually just tapping or slicing the ball back.
    Usually they have good speed and get to all the balls you give them.
    They like to throw alot of junk to you, and it seems like most of the posters would like to strangle one.
    Since you started very recently, am I incorrect that you are a pusher? Have people been calling you a pusher?
    Honestly pushers don't bother me, but a lot of other people seem to be "bothered" by them :)
     
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  3. excelcier

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    pushers anger me becuase they mistake their pushing for being good at tennis, when really it just means they have never really learned
     
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  4. sinneTennis

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    actualy no. im a B2B kind of guy. (baseline to baseline) I started about 3 months ago and i have shown a vast improvement rate to my HS tennis coach and she has put me in the Singles 2 Spot. :D I was just wondering what it meant
     
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  5. excelcier

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    i like to think when i play a pusher, its not comparing our skills, its a test of my own skills to beat him(or her)
     
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    and no offense, but your probably showing some pusher tendencies
     
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    its okay though, since you just started playing, it's only natural. just try to hit with more of a stroke
     
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    Why in the world would this anger you?
     
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  9. crazysoccer00

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    hmmm.... what is being good at tennis?
    First off, tennis is a game of tapping the ball over the net to the otherside.
    I'm sure when the game first originated people weren't concerned about proper technique with top spin or any of that stuff.
    I'm sure when the game was first played, the best players were pushers.
    If a pusher beats you, he is better than you at tennis.
    I think people are putting greater value of technique rather on the game of tennis.
    So what if you have better technique?
    Tennis isn't about who has better technique. It's about who can not screw up
     
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  10. excelcier

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    congradulations though on your school team, since there are probably some other pushers on your team somewhere, you must have showed talent
     
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    if you get beaten by a pusher, that means your strategy and gameplay is underdeveloped, and what angers be about pushers is their ignorence
     
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    and tennis is a game of not making errors. pushers play only off that
     
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  13. crazysoccer00

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    pusher is a style of tennis
    I don't see how it shows ignorance
    If you lose to a pusher it means your style, baseliner, S&V, whatever, couldn't match up with a pusher style
    Or that you are not good
     
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    pushers themselves are not players that have a chance at being pro PERIOD
    They are only obstacles
     
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    You seem to just answered yourself
    Tennis is a game of not making errors and pushers play only off that because that's the point of tennis
     
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  16. crazysoccer00

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    Who ever said the goal of playing tennis is to become a pro?
     
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    pushers show ignorence when they think there style of playing shows any skill
     
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  18. sinneTennis

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    Don't think im a noob. By your descriptions, I am 90% not a pusher, being as after I serve, I stay to the baseline and its just a constant forehand rally with hella topspin, or flat shots, over and over. Just because I started 3 months ago, doesn't make me a noob, because then I wouldnt even be playing in the district tournament, nor be on the JV team as a freshman at all.
     
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    oops, i meant, moved UP to JV, (after the 2nd month). I didnt start out as JV ;)
     
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    that goes back to the root of this conversation. why be upset if you lose. you wont be if you play for fun. and if you play for fun, you do not aim at being a pro
     
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    I'm not calling you a noob at all and I'm sure excelsier is not calling you a noob
    Usually beginners are generally have the pusher symptoms;) so we were just wondering
    I personally don't believe pushing is stupid at all
    And Excelsier, you say you hate pushers because they think they have skill
    How do you know what they're thinking?;)
     
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    fyi, pushers play off of baseline rallies, and by me saying your a noob, i base that after your opening statement
     
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    my experiences are mostly based of a kid i know who is a complete jerk, pushes, and thinks he is a great player
     
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    excelcier you say that like playing for fun and not aiming at being a pro is a bad thing
    Who cares what other people want to do?
    If a pusher wants to play for fun by being a pusher, let him be.
    Don't be angry that they beat you.
    Just develp your game so that you can beat any pushers and maybe u can go to the pros
     
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    he also is about half a foot shorter than me with a baby voice
     
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    LMAO so this whole time you were bashing on the whole population of pushers based on one kid?
    LOL
     
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  27. sinneTennis

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    Okay, but your saying "pushers" dont use strokes, they "push" the ball or accidently "slice" the ball over the net.

    I indeed use strokes.
    I slice, ON PURPOSE.
    I can use topspin and backspin.
    I know the difference between the grips (W,C,etc)
    I know that repetitiveness is the key to playing, and being mentally strong.

    Just clearing that up.
    All this was, was I finally registered, after a couple weeks of looking at threads, and I saw the word "pusher" alot and I was just wondering.
     
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    i like playing pushers, and have nothing against playing for fun
     
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    but when a small pusher tries to give me LESSONS at the net, i get a little mad
     
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  30. crazysoccer00

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    Then it seems like you have problems with a jerk not a pusher
     
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    and this article is not about your skill level, or style of playing, but about pushing
     
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    also when pushers gat any recognition for being good, i get a little agitated
     
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    mabye it is personal
     
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    There are no style points in tennis. Pushing is just one way of hitting the ball back over the net and in court.
     
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  35. crazysoccer00

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    Thank you that's what I was trying to say
     
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  36. shojun25

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    hi Ken

    a pusher is someone who just tries to make the ball over. they usually have little skill and a lot of patience. most will just hit the ball with little or no pace (speed). most high school freshmen/sophomore tennis teams are pushers. o yah, they are also known as retrievers because they just get the ball back and over the net.

    welcome to the boards
     
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    TW Forum Definition of a Pusher: Anyone I can't beat who is more consistent than I am.
     
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  38. sinneTennis

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    hey! it's Tezuka from Seigaku! lol, I watch the jap. version, not the english, and thanks, your the only one who welcomed me to the boards.
    and thanks for clearing up what a pusher REALLY is. I am most definently not a pusher. I am #3 on my ladder out of 12 guys.
     
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  39. excelcier

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    so i guess the top 2 guys have learned to beat pushers huh
     
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  40. excelcier

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    are you 3rd on your jv, or varsity now
     
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  41. sinneTennis

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    im 3rd on jv of course. im not on varsity
     
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    Wow I have never seen so many posts from the same person in one page.... and that's a little odd being No.3 already since you started <3 months.
     
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    whats with the constant posting-it make it hard to read...so i have stopped.
     
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    I was going to say 'what's the bet someone is trying to qualify for an avatar'? But then I noticed said person still doesn't have one....

    Hmmm. Everyone should note that there is a big-fat-edit button with which one can edit one's own posts! :)
     
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  45. zapvor

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    hahaha. yea i was waiting for someone else to point that out. always a help orange:p
     
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  46. sinneTennis

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    it might be odd that im already no.3 on jv, but its not surprising to anyone on the team, being as they know i practice EVERY single day 2-3 hours. Yes. I am very devoted. Mostly I practice alone, so for about 1 hour, i hit against the wall, 1 hour i practice serves, and then I practice reaction drills, by vollying against the wall really close up, and what is left over is running. I think i may be practicing too much o_O
     
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    how old are you, even if you are a freshman, 3 at jv is not that impressive, no matter what team
     
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    You are a piece of work, you are.
     
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