I think that is one important aspect of tennis that many rec players struggle at. I have that problem too sometimes. those players who lack that middle gear will often either swing as fast as they can or totally push the ball. being able to consistently swing at 70-80% and make clean contact will drastically improve performance. I'm currently experiencing that and it improves my game. my natural instinct is being a little bit of a power junkballer (think worse version of dolgopolov). I will hit a ton of short angles, drop shots and soft shots mixed with very hard winners (like 2/3rd of the shots being on the soft side and 1/3rd being hard). this is frustrating for opponents (especially in combination with my good lefty serve) but also causes me to make a lot of errors or losing rallies because I am too passive (or even worse being pushed by after playing passive and then try to rescue with a low percentage bomb out of position). the last sessions I have worked on eliminating my dinks. every time my nature wants me to dink I say to myself "swing fast". and when I want to totally kill the ball I try to tone myself down a little (does only work partially). I try to stay in that 70-80% range and the average quality of my shots goes up. I'm winning a lot more points like that but it is hard to fight my instinct. anyone else having to fight for that middle gear and having that "all or nothing" swing disease (push or bomb)? I feel that getting yourself to hit most of your shots in that 70-80% range and eliminating wild hacks but especially soft dinks will lead to a big improvement especially from 4.0 up when the basic shots are there and a lot of the improvement comes from eliminating the bad shots (errors are unavoidable but many times it is also pure lazyness of not setting up the feet right and then swing fast and instead just get there and push or slice it back which takes less energy).