Help Needed! Strategy to beat a good opponent
Published: 03 May 2012 - 08:05 by tomdenners
Updated: 17 Oct 2012 - 16:31
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I've been playing in my league now for 4 years and have gone from L8 all the way up to 2nd spot in L1.
I can beat everyone apart from one particular chap who has never lost a match in our league since I've been playing.
The games are relatively competitive, but I've never won any. It's fine if I can control the points and hit winners, but whenever I play a loose-ish shot and he gets in front of me, I'm taking punishment trying to get back into the point.
In fact, I feel sometimes that even if I've not made an error I'm still the one chasing and he is dictating the play.
He doesn't drop often, but plays very tight to the back corners. These shots are fairly rapid as well with several hitting the sidewall nick, causing me to scramble all over the place to get the ball back. His disguise is also excellent and he'll delay the shot so I can't get a great read on which corner the ball is going to end up in.
My current strategy is to get height on the ball and slow things down and this can work, but he's very adept at volleying on both sides if my shots aren't high enough.
I could do with a different gameplan, but not sure what to try.
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