I got an email today from John at http://www.tenniszoo.com . He wanted to remind me that as a large person you can’t expect to make it through an entire match if you get into long rallys.
You have to be ever vigilant for opportunities to end points quickly.
One of the obvious ways to end points quickly is to improve your serve. This doesn’t mean you have to hit aces all the time. It means that if you can get a high percentage of well placed first serves in play, you will elicit weak responses from your opponent which allows you to take control of the point quickly.
Another aspect of your game to improve is your return of serve. Get better at that and you put tremendous pressure on your opponent which means free points from double faults and loopy easy to attack second serves.
Of course, hitting out and out winners will end the point as long as you don’t try for them at stupid times and make lots of errors.
Drop shots can be devastating point enders which make your opponent run.
Thanks John for reminding me about this important aspect of the game . . . especially for large people.