Originally Posted by Rjtennis
I think there is definitely a place for both. When I'm just rallying I work on my footwork and fitness and try to isolate areas that I need improvement on by doing specific drills. However, I also need practice matches to work on my shot selection, serve and playing strong mentally. I see some people that only want to play matches and there game never evolves. They just don't take the time to work on specific strokes to make themselves more complete players. For me at least, I play my best when I get a even mix of practices and matches.
There is a place for both for sure. Like you said, if you're working on a certain stroke or tactic, yes.
But if I'm just hitting balls back and forth, no.