The Four Styles of Tennis Play and Strategies to Beat Them

There are four primary styles of singles play in tennis: aggressive baseliner, serve-and-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player. Knowing the preferred style of play of your opponents is key to determining the right strategy and tactics to use against them. In this Hub, I describe the four styles of play, describe the key strategies that you can employ to beat them, include video of those strategies in action, and provide examples of touring Professionals for each so that you you know who to watch pack and unpack to see each style consistently in action.

Style 1. The Aggressive Baseliner

The aggressive baselined likes to be in control and dictate play.The