Is a counter puncher a pusher with power?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by ktncnttl, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. ktncnttl

    ktncnttl Rookie

    May 30, 2004
    Counter punching works great even at the pro level. Hewitt is a counter puncher and some even say Nadal is one too. Is counter punching actually a form of pushing but with more power? How do you define counter punching?
  2. Meat

    Meat Rookie

    Apr 13, 2005
    I'm sort of one of these, I'll explain it.

    Pushing is literally pushing. These are beginning players. Short, push stroke designed to simply get it over the net.

    Counter punchers get the balls back, but force errors and use the pace and angles of the other guy for themselves. It's "countering".

    Then when they get a short ball, they pound it away for the winner. I don't do that, I'm a little more brutal in getting people to run around the court. But it's been said that Counter punchers are the most aggressive people at midcourt.

    It's not pushing with power at all. Pushing is literally pushing the ball. Does Hewitt look like he does that?

    The whole point of counter punching is creating openings, staying consistent, and forcing errors or mistakes.
  3. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

    Oct 29, 2004
    Montreal, Canada

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