Jim Courier was a dominant Puncher. When compared with his rivals, he took his biggest edge with the forehand attack making on average almost the double of points than them on that side. He could be dangerous with the forehand in any position on the court and at any time. The way he hit the backhand was topspin in a Punching way too. Even though, he was not as effective with his backhand as with his forehand, he still could get points here and there on that side.
Puncher / Very high
Even though Jim Courier was much more a Puncher than a Retriever, he could still use his forehand to extend the baseline rallies. He often used his forehand to wear his rivals' backhand down and he also took an edge this way. In total, 41% of his points were won by the errors of his rivals and that result was in the average.
Retriever / High
Jim Courier cannot be regarded as a Tempo player because his main game plan was to dominate his rivals with the quality of his topspin forehand. Tempo players take the ball on the rise close to their baseline, possess aggressive backhands and play rather flat.
Tempo / Medium-low
From the back of the court, Jim Courier could be qualified as a Puncher/Offensive. It means that when he had a chance, he often followed his big forehand to the net. His favorite ways to come in were the 1-2 punch right after his serve or the baseline approach. In total, 22% of his points were won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result was above the general average of the ATP players.
Offensive / Medium-high
Jim Courier could count on a decent serve but was still dominated against the best Servers of his era. However, when he had to face a weaker Servers than him he could get an edge by making more aces/service winners than them.