Originally Posted by pushitgood
At the lower rec levels you see both extremes: pushers that are content to keep the ball in play and wait for their opponents to make mistakes vs. ball bashers that think they're better than they are, and try to go for broke on every shot. Neither mindset is conducive to great tennis, but which one is easier to correct and shape into a good player? I'd be particularly interested to hear from coaches.
As you can probably guess from my username, I'm on the "pushy" end of the spectrum, although I've been trying to improve at seizing the initiative and taking calculated risks.
I'm a ball basher. I can serve well over 100 mph for first serves. My groundstrokes are usually flat and powerful. Kind of emulate the game of 2003-2004 Roddick as much as I can besides the bad backhand
Wimbledon 2004 Final. The fearless, hard hitting, fiery young 21 year old Andy Roddick.