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I'm a left-handed attacking player - my serve and forehand loops being the strongest areas of my game, but I can be vulnerable on backhand return of serve - especially against strong servers. My usual strategy is to push the ball with my backhand and then try and loop the return.
Against a few opponents I think a pimples-on-the-backhand strategy might help me.
Does anyone change their bat depending on the opponent, or is it a bad idea because you have to learn different styles of play? It occurs to me that players that twiddle already have to do this anyway (get used to adapting strokes depending on the rubber used). Do professional players ever change bats depending on opponents - perhaps adjusting if they are against a defender or an attacker?
Thanks in advance!
This is an interesting concept.
It is not something that I have recommended in the past but you put a good case forward.
No high level player does this because they have their set style of play that they implement in each match. They train several hours with their specific racket to perfect the fine skills.
Perhaps at a club level it can work for you.
It would be interesting to hear if anyone does this and if it works for you.
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