Here are some quotes on strategy from people I respect. These “rang
true” for my many players in many matches.
Find out what your opponent can’t do, or doesn’t like to do, and make
them do that.” –Jack Kramer (Think Nadal over Federer in 2007 French
Open. Target? Federer’s backhand.)
Don’t change the “line of the ball” unless you are sure you can make the
shot. Otherwise, cross courts “ad nausea.” Two-handed backhand down the
line shots will “slide wide” too often, believe me –T. Parham.
When asked what he would do differently, Ken Rosewall replied, “I would
hit a lot more balls cross court.”
Cross courts get you out of trouble. Jim Verdieck demanded the cross
court ball from his team.
Get yourself in a position to “volley away from the source” –Jim Verdieck.
Any ball hit extremely deep in either corner allows a good attacking
possibility –Jim Verdieck (“two and in”).
The simple strategy of tennis singles: “Attack the short ball” –Dennis Van
Der Meer.
Good approach shots make easy volleys –Jim Leighton.
No shots in “no man’s land” is a myth –T. Parham.
Rule 1: Find a good doubles partner. Rule 2: Get along with your
doubles partner.

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