Originally Posted by chatt_town
Sure it is. The ball is coming back over the net. Why should he give you the ball you want to hit when you are constantly trying to give him something he can't hit back? That doesn't make any sense. I hear it all the time. "He just keeps the ball in play"....that is the dumbest thing you can say in tennis. I don't know a sport that doesn't have offense and defense and in some cases in even other sports...your defense even wins you games. What year was it the Ravens won the Superbowl. They spent most of the game playing just like this guy played you in Tennis.
Think the Buccaneers also won a Superbowl playing defense.
C'mon man. Please don't act like you don't know why people can't stand playing pushers. Yes, it is tennis. But it isn't FUN tennis and it isn't GOOD tennis. It is garbage tennis. It is tennis where after the match, you say to yourself... "I spend 20 dollars to play someone like this???"
The problem is that the professional pusher does not go for any shots when they have a chance. Nobody faults a player for "getting a ball back" when they're on the run. It's a guy who has an obvious play on a ball, but elects to just dink or lob it back.
It isn't dumb to despise these kinds of players. They are frustrating and most of us PAY MONEY and end up having to play these people. Some months, I have to play four pushers to get to a normal player. So frustrating.