Originally Posted by ProgressoR
Perhaps you are not being put under pressure when playing the stroke, ie facing deep heavy strokes, being made to move around a lot, receiving incoming shots with varied pace, spin, placement. If your stroke holds up under pressure, and is consistent, then it is an effective stroke....
The players I play with who have the above kind of effective stroke are generally first team club players (i am second team) and they are very good generally.
My stroke tends to fall apart when I try hitting on the run, or if it's hit right at me and I need to make very rapid, short steps to adjust. The pace of the ball tends to work in my favor if the other is a hard, heavy hitter. I do best with pace, and I think it's because my motion is somewhat abbreviated.