So I played this steady guy a few weeks back and lost in 3 sets 6-2 2-6 7-5. I felt that while he was steady and could counter punch he didnt really have any big shots. I love coming to net but I hardly did that day. So today I serve volleyed on every first serve and in the 1st set it worked a treat I was getting lots of high balls and easy put aways I won it 6-2. 2nd set I lost 7-6 although I was 5-1 down, but he started to read my serve and decided he had to go for a lot more, and without taking too many risks he seemed to put it very low at my feet. they are always difficult volleys I did not make too many from there and the ones I did make I set him up for an easy pass or finish. Third set I also lost 7-6 I just kept coming to the net and he read me like a book in the end having looked all at sea at the start. From the back he is way more steady and I didnt like my chances in the long rallies, but should I have stayed back once he was reading my net play or is there a way to mix it up more at the net?