THANK YOU, guys, for so many constructive suggestions. I'm playing him again tonight, and I will report back to you how it turns out. Last time I lost 6-2, 6-3.
Here I will summerize several tips that I think I will employ in tonight's match:
1. If a moonball is too difficult for me to strike back agressively, I will play it back safe. The worst thing that can happen is another moonball.
2. If a moonball is high enough for an overhead smash, I should step into the court (instead of backing up) and hit an overhead. Try not to smash down. Hit it like a serve so it will go over the net, and use placement.
3. If a moonball is not high enough for an overhead, and if it is deep, try to take it early on the rise. Play it safe, too. Footwork!
4. If a moonball is short, wait for it, put it into a corner with heat, and guard the net. Be ready for a lob.
5. Serve and volley from time to time. Serve wide and drop the ball to the other side of the court. Be ready for a lob.
6. Try some soft and short balls, and see how he handles mid-court and volleys. Get him to the net, and pass/lob him. This should be his most uncomfortable zone.
Let's see what happens!
Thank you guys, again.
Serve & volleying with a Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 95
Last edited by Long Face : 10-05-2012 at 09:22 AM.