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Some theory: << Impatience is how the counterpunch will ultimately beat you. >>   Share:  
Thrust of argument: << Speed and agility are key for the counterpuncher, as well as a willingness to patiently chase down every ball to frustrate opponents. >>

Bits of truth can be like punches, to a weak or lost mind.

You have to make them leave an opening before the punch is likely to hit.

They will block a lot, so the art is to hammer and hammer and hammer until gaps open and you can punch and that makes them weaker and worse at blocking from that moment in the match - and your persistence will make the truth get through in the end.

I once read this about players in tennis who favour counterpunching - a bit like how Rumpole of the Bailey favours defense, not prosecution: << Speed and agility are key for the counterpuncher, as well as a willingness to patiently chase down every ball to frustrate opponents. >>

Floating around the internet, with that information, I also just dug this up: << Counterpunchers also have a tendency to anticipate and are usually equipped with extremely good passing shots, thus enabling them to turn lots of defensive situations into offence. The game of the defensive counterpuncher has more to do with physical endurance and willingness to get every ball back in play as well as mental determination to keep from getting bored or trying for too much. Their game plan often involves moving their opponents to the back of the court and outmanoeuvring their opponents. >>

And this:

<< Style 3: The Counterpuncher, also known as the Pusher, is all about consistent defense. This type of player knows the percentage shots and always hit them. They know that 2/3 of points won in tennis are from errors, so they will never make one. They will never go for too much on shot, they almost never hit winners, and will win most of their points because you will eventually make the error. To top it off, they are usually fast and have good court coverage. They wear opponents down forcing you go for too much and to make the mistake. The best counterpunchers keep their shots deep, have good lobs, and place balls effectively.

The counter-puncher is a particularly difficult style of play to beat at beginner and intermediate levels of play (NTRP ratings 4.0 and below) as these levels do not have a reliable weapon with which they can consistently hit winners or force errors.

ATP and WTA Pros Who Are Counterpunchers:

Andy Murray (Great Britain)

Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)

David Ferrer (Spain)

Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)

Gael Monfils (France)

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (Spain) (retired) >>

(I'm heartened to discover this as I was always a huge fan of Sanchez Vicario. I guess the truth is counterpunchers play a captivating game, as far as audiences are concerned).

Watch out, counterpunchers, for the following methods of attempting to resist your strength:

<< Key Strategies to Beat the Counterpuncher

Attack the net. Counterpunchers do not like to be rushed, and they do not wish to be pressured into trying for too much. Be aggressive at coming in to the net to finish off points.

Be patient. You are going to have points where you will need to hit more balls than you want. You must patiently construct points to get your opening to the net. Impatience is how the counterpunch will ultimately beat you. However, don't stay in long protracted rallys for too long. Otherwise, you are playing right into their hands.

Hit behind them. A lot of counterpunchers cover the court well by running to the open court. Hitting balls behind them can effectively wrong foot them and either draw a ball that you can attack and come into the net behind or, if you're really lucky, an error.

Getting lobbed to death? Embrace your overhead. The lob is a high percentage shot - especially for the Counterpuncher. Do not get into a long lob-counter lob fest with them. Hit an overhead, drive the lob, or better yet, hit an overhead from the baseline off of those deep lobs.

Move them forward and backward. Counterpunchers are excellent movers from side to side, but often times they are not good movers from forward to back. Hit drop shots and short cross-court angles to move them forward then follow it up with a deep lob or deep, penetrating groundstroke to move them back again. It's effective at drawing short balls for you to attack or even errors. >>
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It would be well to follow the example of famous "counterpuncher" Alex Cockburn, and others of his ilk. We are speeding towards the delta of regression, the furthest point in our history from human evolution - what we need to do is stop this vehicle and turn it around.
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Some theory: << Impatience is how the counterpunch will ultimately beat you. >>

<< Speed and agility are key for the counterpuncher, as well as a willingness to patiently chase down every ball to frustrate opponents. >>

Bits of truth can be like punches, to a weak or lost mind.

You have to make them leave an opening before the punch is likely to hit.

They will block a lot, so the art is to hammer and hammer and hammer until gaps open and you can punch and that makes them weaker and worse at blocking from that moment in the match - and your persistence will make the truth get through in the end.

I once read this about players in tennis who favour counterpunching - a bit like how Rumpole of the Bailey favours defense, not prosecution: << Speed and agility are key for the counterpuncher, as well as a willingness to patiently chase down every ball to frustrate opponents. >>

Floating around the internet, with that information, I also just dug this up: << Counterpunchers also have a tendency to anticipate and are usually equipped with extremely good passing shots, thus enabling them to turn lots of defensive situations into offence. The game of the defensive counterpuncher has more to do with physical endurance and willingness to get every ball back in play as well as mental determination to keep from getting bored or trying for too much. Their game plan often involves moving their opponents to the back of the court and outmanoeuvring their opponents. >>

And this:

<< Style 3: The Counterpuncher, also known as the Pusher, is all about consistent defense. This type of player knows the percentage shots and always hit them. They know that 2/3 of points won in tennis are from errors, so they will never make one. They will never go for too much on shot, they almost never hit winners, and will win most of their points because you will eventually make the error. To top it off, they are usually fast and have good court coverage. They wear opponents down forcing you go for too much and to make the mistake. The best counterpunchers keep their shots deep, have good lobs, and place balls effectively.

The counter-puncher is a particularly difficult style of play to beat at beginner and intermediate levels of play (NTRP ratings 4.0 and below) as these levels do not have a reliable weapon with which they can consistently hit winners or force errors.

ATP and WTA Pros Who Are Counterpunchers:

Andy Murray (Great Britain)

Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)

David Ferrer (Spain)

Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)

Gael Monfils (France)

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (Spain) (retired) >>

(I'm heartened to discover this as I was always a huge fan of Sanchez Vicario. I guess the truth is counterpunchers play a captivating game, as far as audiences are concerned).

Watch out, counterpunchers, for the following methods of attempting to resist your strength:

<< Key Strategies to Beat the Counterpuncher

Attack the net. Counterpunchers do not like to be rushed, and they do not wish to be pressured into trying for too much. Be aggressive at coming in to the net to finish off points.

Be patient. You are going to have points where you will need to hit more balls than you want. You must patiently construct points to get your opening to the net. Impatience is how the counterpunch will ultimately beat you. However, don't stay in long protracted rallys for too long. Otherwise, you are playing right into their hands.

Hit behind them. A lot of counterpunchers cover the court well by running to the open court. Hitting balls behind them can effectively wrong foot them and either draw a ball that you can attack and come into the net behind or, if you're really lucky, an error.

Getting lobbed to death? Embrace your overhead. The lob is a high percentage shot - especially for the Counterpuncher. Do not get into a long lob-counter lob fest with them. Hit an overhead, drive the lob, or better yet, hit an overhead from the baseline off of those deep lobs.

Move them forward and backward. Counterpunchers are excellent movers from side to side, but often times they are not good movers from forward to back. Hit drop shots and short cross-court angles to move them forward then follow it up with a deep lob or deep, penetrating groundstroke to move them back again. It's effective at drawing short balls for you to attack or even errors. >>

The majority of people out there use repetition and force to 'make a point' and have no genuinely 'scientific' approach anywhere in what you can see of what they say and do.

Yet they will, due to something nowadays often referred to as "cognitive dissonnance", overlook this and fully expect you to treat actual gibberish as reason and logic.

This is why in such a society men like Donald Trump or Boris Johnson are even dignified as potential 'statesmen'. As Carlin has said, we get what we deserve. Garbage in, garbage out. Only a society which makes men like Boris and "The Donald" can get such men "in charge".

It would be well to follow the example of famous "counterpuncher" Alex Cockburn, and others of his ilk. We are speeding towards the delta of regression, the furthest point in our history from human evolution - what we need to do is stop this vehicle and turn it around.



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