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Extended question from the Q&A app:
At our level, opponents will play opposite to the tactics we learned during training. A typical example is someone who's strong with the backhand but weak on the forehand. Should we hammer their forehand, for which we'll be punished later by stronger players who are good at the forehand? Or should we keep playing into the weaker player's backhand, even if that is their stronger shot?
Another example are deep pushes. We all learn that deep pushes are evil, because they can be attacked. But what if the opponent does not attack a deep push? Should we allow to temporarily get into the habit of pushing deep?
I think that it depends on whether you know the result of the match before you start or not. So if you are playing a much weaker or much stronger player then you can experiment or focus on different aspects of your game. When it is a close contest you can focus more on being able to win matches and finding the right tactics to play to overcome your opponent.
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