Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by River Hill, Aug 27, 2008.
There are is always mention of pushers in tennis. What is your definition of a pusher?
someone who likes to push you around, by use of fists, hands, feet, and often the head. he will not physically harm you, but continue to push you with their body.
On this forum it's anybody who beats you in a match whom you feel doesn't have as pretty shots as you.
A pusher is somebody who wins points almost exclusively by you hitting unforced errors. By this definition, I hesitate to say there are any pushers above 4.0 or so. Those people are counterpunchers or simply baseliners.
People who reveal the fact that a player is beatable without the need of hitting winners because the players hits more errors than winners. This means that to improve the player will need to hit more winners and fewer errors, but many don't acknowledge their defects, and, instead, blame the "pusher" for playing like that.
Aside from being frustrated at losing to a person that one may feel has inferior strokes. What most people mean by pusher is
The dude/chic who runs down every ball and just blocks it back in the middle of the court. They do not look pretty at all and they wont do anything else to cause damage and win the point. They will wait for you to go for too much and make an error
LOL, Moz. You hit this one in the sweet spot. "Pusher" is a term invented by a sore loser, but a loser nonetheless.
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