Every tennis player knows where or how they are going to play in certain pressure situations. You might be labeled as a baseliner, a serve and volleyer, a counter-attacker, etc. However, you might not realize that your opponents recognize your trends also. Where you play or how you play will be labeled as your "comfort zone."
If this sounds like you then learn to "play out of your comfort zone," at least some of the time.
- You might serve and volley instead of staying back.
- You might chip and charge on a serve return instead of always staying back.
- You might come to the net from the baseline when your partner hits an offensive shot.
- You might hit balls short to force your baseline opponent to the net.
Just remember, get out of your rut. Learn to play out of your comfort zone when you are losing, because your opponent might have figured you out. It's time to change.
Good luck on the courts!