“Sometimes, you need a little patience.” — Guns and Roses, and truthfully you need every bit of it when you play an annoying pusher! In this video lesson, we are going to help you with one way to beat the pusher by focusing on playing smart and patient.
So, what is the key to playing a pusher? You have to be patient, and wait for that right time to attack Sometimes it’s a good idea not to give the pusher any pace, because they like pace. If you learn to move smoothly and gracefully on the court, they might struggle with that as well, and that’s where you might find your opportunity to go on the offensive.
In short, be willing to play high and slow, wait for the perfect time to attack, and whatever you do, avoid rushing! Don’t try to end points to early and play to save targets to avoid missing wide. After all playing through the middle, and high to the backhand are simple strategies that really work against the pusher.
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