We all have faced them at one time or another… the frustrating player who just stands at the baseline and lobs moonballs back at you, point after point. That can be a successful strategy; but can YOU choose to do it?
Let’s say you are playing someone who is clearly better than you, have you ever resorted to this strategy to win the match? And if so, was it really worth it?
Yes, I believe you should “change a losing game” and adapt to what your opponent is doing; but for me, there are limits. If he has a big serve that is blowing you off the court, you move back. If he is making a lot of unforced errors, you keep the ball in play. If he doesn’t run well, you play side-to-side and use the dropshot.
But I have never initiated the use of the moonball game. Thinking about this seeming contradiction, I come to the conclusion: I do not like that style of play and I would rather play “my game” and lose, than moonball and win.
What is the purpose of playing that game? Just to frustrate your opponent and end up with a victory? But if you are on the court to play a game that you enjoy, why play one that you don’t?
I am sure there are those who would disagree. (Eddie Dibbs being one of them).
St. Pete Cat II was rained out yesterday. Here is the LINK to the draws and today’s matches.
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