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Definitely worth a try. To me, depth is king. If you can hit deeper from further back then you don’t have to worry about angles, because you’re depriving your opponent of good court geometry.Maybe I also ought to back up 3-5' or so? Standing further back would at least give me a bit more time and that seems to have been the most critical variable. I think his depth was more damaging to me than his angle, which argues in favor of scooting back.
I can’t hit consistently deep to save my life, which is why I always end up at the net. If I stay back I will always cough up a short ball before my opponent does.