What to do under pressure?

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by Tayytennis, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Tayytennis

    Tayytennis New User

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    Attack? Defend? Grind? Tank? Drop shot? Approach?
     
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  2. comeback

    comeback Professional

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    Some things that work for me are at crunch time:
    Always think of my technique
    Serve and volley (even on 2nd serve)
    Never go for a winner
    ALWAYS lob instead of passing shot (within reason)

    4.5 tournament player
     
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  3. suwanee4712

    suwanee4712 Professional

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    Thinking of your technique forces you to slow down and play point by point. That's usually a good response to pressure. Just don't fall into the trap of guiding the ball.

    The rest may depend on the opponent and what's working for them. But under pressure I think you should do what you do best. If that's not working, lobs, change of pace, occasional drop shot may do the trick.

    If you're getting creamed, change something.
     
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