View Full Version : What do you do when facing break points?

Oct 25th, 2012, 06:49 PM
Do you continue as you are going, hoping it will work? Do you take more risks and play more aggresively to get a winner? Or do you play with caution, and try minimise the chance of a UE?

For me, i generally play an aggresive and attacking game. If faced with BP's i normally try for an aggressive first serve, but if i fault then i'm more cautious on my 2nd because i don't want to hand it them on a plate with a DF. The rest depends on the opponent. If he's aggressive then i go with a little more caution and try to force and error. If he's defensive and plays safe, then i add a little more aggression.

What about you?

Oct 25th, 2012, 07:55 PM
If he wants to get it, come and get it, I won't give away the point for free. I play with less risk though.

Oct 25th, 2012, 11:28 PM
I use variety sometimes... Sometimes I play very offensive on my serve, sometimes I play defensive, and if I have a chance, I'll risk on my backhand or forehand or I'll play agressive on forehand, and where are going the ball, it is. :)

Oct 26th, 2012, 03:06 AM
In general, I play breakpoints with courage. I want to make sure I'm dictating the point so big flat first serve out wide, or heavy deep kick second serve. I'm aggressive with my feet and making sure I'm taking the ball early. If my opponent can handle it, good on him.

That being said, this approach can change if I'm struggling with my timing. In that case I will play with a bit more margin.

The Dawntreader
Oct 26th, 2012, 03:20 AM
1. Take my time.

2. Don't exaggerate the importance of the point. Treat it like a standard point in the match.

3. Hope my fugly technique doesn't bite me in the ass.

Oct 26th, 2012, 06:50 AM
Collapse in on myself like a dying star.

Oct 26th, 2012, 07:32 AM
I slam dunk the tennis ball into his face for a winner

Oct 26th, 2012, 01:03 PM
I play pretty aggressively, and I know that pushing and waiting for the error is NOT something I can outdo my opponents with most the time. Why bother giving them what they want?

I go for it, serve, second serve, FHs BHs I play aggressively and MAKE myself save the point. It's better mentally to have dictated that point, than thinking you opponent was too good.

Oct 26th, 2012, 01:53 PM
1. Take my time.

2. Don't exaggerate the importance of the point. Treat it like a standard point in the match.

3. Hope my fugly technique doesn't bite me in the ass.


I try to treat every point the same, to the extent of reminding myself before each point 'deuce court point, my serve' or 'ad court point, his serve' to try remove the importance of score.

Works sometimes, but not enough :lol:

Oct 26th, 2012, 02:43 PM
I just take it as one more point. And it depends on the person I'm playing. If I can be aggressive, I'm going to be. If the other person is more aggressive than me, then I play with caution. But I remind myself, it's just a point and Imma take it.

fast lefty
Oct 27th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Play the game,not the scoreboard. A good rule this but I tended to ignore it in crucial points.and attacked.

The Witch-king
Oct 30th, 2012, 07:04 AM

Oct 30th, 2012, 02:44 PM
Folding like a cheap tent :sobbing:


Trying to go for the Ace, then a pussy 2nd serve, which is in 50% a DF and when I'm in the rally, I'm pushing harder than Wozniacka :hysteric:

Oct 30th, 2012, 07:35 PM
1. Get the first serve in
2. Get a mid-court forehand and follow it into the net
3. Botch easy volley

Nov 1st, 2012, 06:17 AM

Nov 1st, 2012, 10:49 AM
Turn into Niculescu and go all psychotic-slicer

Nov 2nd, 2012, 04:20 AM
Go defensive and not let any ball get away no matter how shitty my return will be. Got to get them to hit an off balance one at some point, and then try hit a winner at some stage. I also avoid my backhand like the plague.

Nov 2nd, 2012, 01:19 PM
Ace them.

The Bulldog
Jan 24th, 2013, 06:02 PM
Grunt like crazy.

Jan 24th, 2013, 08:12 PM
Go for first serve (miss it most the time :lol:)

Then push, slice, push some more, and try to use a lot of topspin on my forehand and keep the balls high and in the corners or short on an angle :oh:

Jul 12th, 2013, 06:50 PM
Depends. If I have been serving to their weaker side a lot, I sometimes like to go for a shock factor and serve to their strength. But for the most part I make them try to win that point with their worst shot, constantly hitting into that corner of the court until I get a ball I can put away.

Jul 19th, 2013, 03:52 AM
I hit a safe first serve, because if it's a second serve, then because of nerves, it's easy to hit a DF, which would be super irritating on a BP :o
And body serves work too!

Jul 23rd, 2013, 06:10 AM
I like to go all out facing break points. I face them all the time lol. It makes me feel better that I can rely on a good return game for the next game.