View Full Version : What should players do to deal with POWER?

May 6th, 2003, 02:28 PM
I have watched matches and I tend to think that matches are won largely because of the ability to handle power, and less so of the ability to generate it (although that is still important)

Why is it that some players can handle power and some cant?

Serendy Willick
May 6th, 2003, 02:35 PM
The same could be said about Finesse.

May 6th, 2003, 02:37 PM
I think the players who cannot handle power are the ones who think you got to match power for power and therfore fall short. Those who acknowledge that it takes more than power to win try to include variety. You don't have to generate it, you gotta use your opponents!

Myskina Lina
May 6th, 2003, 02:43 PM
yes, they should mix things up, so the player using power doesn't know what's coming, can't control it & makes a bunch of errors. Then the other player has to be able to change & adapt to the mix. If they aren't capable of that, they'll lose.

May 6th, 2003, 02:45 PM
What I do:

Hit with more power. Come to net every point. If that doesn't work... be stubborn and keep doing it. :)

May 6th, 2003, 02:46 PM

see "tennnisfannn's comments" ;)

May 6th, 2003, 02:56 PM
If you haven't the capability to match power for power, then learing how to block back shots is the best way to compete with a power hitter. It will accomplish 2 things:

- It will keep you in the game
- It will force your opponent to generate their own power, which is not the easiest thing to do, and will give you a bunch of free points.


May 6th, 2003, 02:59 PM

see "tennnisfannn's comments" ;)
Yes... but he's not a 6'2 female playing with girls a foot shorter than him. :p

May 6th, 2003, 03:13 PM
It takes a lot of skills for a small girl like myself to handle power. Taking the ball early helps cuz then you can make use of the pace and power generated by your opponent. And hitting flat is another thing a lot of small girls who handle power well do. It takes some risks of course but that's the risk you have to take to match big babes.