Originally Posted by 10isfreak
So, who's not a "pusher," but the exact opposite? People highlighted it properly here: a ball basher, someone who constantly tries to impose his presence with force and power, who tries to hit winners every two shots... that's a ball basher and that's the exact opposite mistake.
I think this is correct. The most extreme opposite of a pusher would be a person who tries to hit a winner on every shot. As that's not a very practical strategy, I think the most common opposite is someone who tries to win by hitting pace or someone who attacks the net in order take away time and hit winners.
For example, neither Pete Sampras nor Blake are pushers.