Originally Posted by dlam
Yes my definition of offensive vs defensive is very different than the norm
A well placed slice volley is defensive to me
A topsin forehand sent back to opponents wheel barrel strength is offensive to me
Winning is another topic
There have been points won either way
My entire singles strategy revolves around forcing my opponent to hit a short ball. I want to hit a driving approach that puts them out of position to hit a passing shot. Either my approach shot is an outright winner or it forces an attempt of a passing shot that I can anticipate a volley or overhead which I'll put away in the open court.
This is what I consider offense- I control the angles. When I am forced to play defense (behind the baseline), I am playing high topspin shots cross court or down the middle to try to keep the opponent from using my own strategy against me.