When trying to categorize players we can say that they usually fit in four groups: aggressive, defensive, all-court, serve and volleyer. The following table summarizes all strategies;

Surface Best Stroke Strength Weakness Main Objective
Aggressive Baseliner Hard Court Forehand Taking Charge Risky, Making errors Force errors from opponents through powerful shots.
Defensive Baseliner Clay Forehand or Backhand Rarely miss a shoot Reactors, No initiative Return every ball and wait for the opponent to make a mistake.
Serve and Volleyer Grass Serve/Volley Ultimate Attackers Consistency Win most of the points from the front of the court playing “at the net”
All-court Player All None Ability to Adapt No strong shot Ability to adopt and be un-predictive in the eyes of the opponents.

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