Originally Posted by ollinger
Hitting deep is UNDERRATED. It is, simply stated, the one thing you need to do to win. Hit consistently deep and there's essentially no way your opponent can do any damage offensively.
With the caveat that "deep" simply means pinning your opponent deep (not hitting inches from the baseline), I think this is smart tennis.
The problem we will always have with this discussion is defining what "deep" means. The members that want to argue against deep hitting will argue that "hitting an inch from the baseline just means you'll hit tons of UE's", conveniently ignoring what people are really trying to say.
Equivocating on terms is a great weapon in rhetoric contests. But if you are really trying to work through an issue (and not just win an argument for the sake of winning an argument), it is best to come to an agreement on the meaning of common terms being used.