Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
That's the number: Four. Four quality balls in a row.
okay i stole from cindy but i think i can make it even more dead simple.
hit THREE balls in play. not even three quality shots. just three shots have to be in play any way you can reliably do so. so slice, moonball, lots of clearance topspin - anyway you want to hit it but those first three balls of every point absolutely without fail has to be IN. doesn't matter dead center of the court, or short or deep or low or high or ugly as sin -- just IN.
IF your opponent magically makes you hit a 4th shot you can then go for anything you want -- ridiculous attempt at a winner, drop shot, sky lob, passing shot or anything whatsoever.