Originally Posted by Mick
not sure why you and other people in the forum hate playing pushers because unlike all the other types of players, pushers give you time to set up your best shots and deliver them. If you play a good counter puncher, power hitter, or serve and volleyer, these players won't give you any time at all. You will feel rush all the time and if you hit a weak shot, they will make you pay, whereas, pushers would just block the ball back.
I would understand if you said pushers pose no challenge because you can beat them easily but this clearly is not the case for the people who seek advices on how to play them.
Because at 3.5-4.0 (?) there are still a lot of players winning games relying on other's UE. Pushers by nature got the lowest UE possible for their level. So in a way it magnifies the player's UE. It is really easy to think anybody can easily beat a pusher because they got no weapons and they don't really hit winners.
It goes back to the thinking of "the better player losing the game". I think we all watch too much TV. All the fancy shots and winners matter more than anything.