I'm facing a plateau in my development as a singles player. I play varsity doubles during the high school season, and have had excellent results. However, my ability to win in singles is really quite low. I win most of my points in 3 ways: 1. Unreturnable serve/ridiculously easy return 2. Serve and volley 3. Unforced error Against players around my level I beat, it usually revolves on my holding serve by racking up those free points and volleying well. Then eventually I can get a break by really just mixing it up/scrambling/defending after I chip a return back. Heavy topspin, slice, drop shots, lures, moonballs, etc. Sometimes I can hit a chain of decent shots and get a winner from the baseline. However, I always lose close matches to people a bit better than me. I can never break them because my crafty style of play can't beat their solid strokes, and my chip returns don't cut it against their serves+aggressive groundstrokes. Meanwhile, I eventually get broken at some point because they don't give up as many free points, make me hit tougher volleys, and most of all, hit a neutral return. The neutral/slightly weak return is my bane because I really can't do much with it. If it is somewhat short, I can hope to string together a couple good strokes and move forward, get winners, etc. but usually I end up hitting another neutral, usually spinny shot back, and then they can slowly proceed to dictate the points because they gradually hit better and better shots, while mine get more and more defensive. So my question is how to be an aggressive baseliner. What kind of shot should I hit? Should I move it around? Should I take it on the rise? That sorta stuff. My singles game would improve dramatically if I could learn how to be an aggressive baseliner, because I have that big serve to take advantage of. Thanks!