Whenever I play I make people scream, break racquets, and make them want to walk off the court. It's summed up in that "I'm having the best time of my LIFE" thread I made, and whatever else. I take a power player, and they begin to throw things everywhere with some violent, primal screams added in. I've taken pushers, and some of them just walk off the court. So I'm posting on how. If they're a "pusher", they probably want to get to each ball and put it back over the net, right? This applies to grinders and the such, and pretty much almost everyone who has any desire to get to the ball. Use it against them then. Run them around the whole court. Or just try to make it so that they screw up even when pushing the balls back. Extreme levels of frustration there. I mean, how do you plan to get the ball over the net if you can't even do it pushing? That feeling builds up, and they lose complete confidence. This also works pretty well on slow players. You don't use pace, those are the easiest balls for pushers to get back. So you use spin. Throw a moonball over the backhand side. Wait for the push, then attempt the drop shot/touch ball if you can. Lob it back over crosscourt. Go as high as possible as long as you can get it in, whatever works. Run them around the other side. Make the balls pretty much reachable, just make them move. Do it as long as you feel like. Not much pace, just spin and placement. Run them diagonally most of the time. You'll get an error eventually. If they don't make an error, they're bound to be exhausted. If they get a lucky winner or accidental shot, that's fine. You can live with it. You made it hell to get that. Then do it again and again. And what if they're fast? That's fine, too. Jam them. Completely. Hit it at them. Throw a barrage of normal, deep, identical moderate spin slices. Whatever you can do consistently. Then add on a little sidespin, screw with their timing. Or add on more and make it suddenly curve into their body. Speed doesn't help there, huh? Slow players do this better than fast players, but fast ones have hell with this. Try to put the balls into their body, whether by hitting into them or making it curve into them. Other tactics I use include: More changes in timing. If you want topspin, go normal topspin. Do it again. Then suddenly, add on heavy topspin. The slight changes force the most errors. Touch. Lots of it. Rather than put the ball away at the net, drop it close or volley deep to about or a little past the middle. Barely reachable, isn't it? Toy with them. Fun, right? Destroy their confidence in their game.