Re: To be or not to be... a "ballbasher"
The thing that bothers me the most about the term "ballbasher" is that people attach it to being untalented, when the fact of the matter is it takes tons of talent and immaculate timing to be able to hit the ball with such heavy power and pace consistently, not to mention with accuracy. Playing that style also means you're sort of going against the percentages, usually with a lower ball trajectory and less spin - that makes it harder to execute.
So just because hitting the crap out of the ball is the main strategy for some, doesn't make them lesser players, just perhaps less diverse. But when you're that good at hitting the ball hard, it almost doesn't matter.