Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
Slow down, cowboy.
Seriously, I wouldn't worry about pace. If you try to hit harder, you will likely miss more. As JR said, go for depth, height over the net. If you keep him back, he won't be able to hit misdirection or crafty shots even if he wants to.
Congratulations on sticking with your correct mechanics. That is a big accomplishment.
I think you're right to an extent, and I'll keep it in mind... I think deep shots is part of what I meant by pace. Sometimes I don't speak the language very eloquently here yet, mostly because despite my obsession with the sport, thinking about it practically for my game isn't second nature yet. Working on that too. I hit a good deep backhand slice and am trying to work on deep shots with the forehand too. Yeah, that's part of it no question.