Originally Posted by Soianka
What are the features of a good "rally ball"
A player was told that she either plays at 50% or 110% and that she has no rally ball.
What would you suggest to her to improve this situation?
She needs to understand the game a lot better. Every shot has a purpose. You don't play a defensive shot off a short ball that sits up. You don't play an offensive shot 8 feet behind the baseline. The rally ball is basically the neutral shot, hit from the baseline and deeper. Hit it high over the net, mostly cross court, with plenty of topspin.