Originally Posted by TimothyO
2. Your solutions (come to net, hit behind him) are isolated shots, not patterns of play.
There's a lot of good discussion in the last page of posts. If there's one thing to take away, I think this is the most important, and not just against pushers. You have to become more patient and be able wait for the right opportunity, also you have to learn how to create opportunities. Think in 2-3 shot combinations.
Instead of thinking you need to aim closer to the lines, you need to start thinking about moving your opponent around the court to give you some room to hit the shot. Better players put themselves in a position to win by setting up the point. Novice players are impatient and go for shots they don't have.