How to open the court with an excellent wide serve

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Here we can see Maria Sharapova against Lucie Safarova opening the court with a wide kick serve. The serve creates many options for the next shot even though it is aimed at the opponent’s forehand. She could play down the line or hit behind Lucie.

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Use the I Formation to Pressure the Returner

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The I formation allows the net player to stand much closer to the centre of the court before the start of the point. It also gives him the option to move to either side of the court to start the point. This puts pressure on the returner who has to guess what the net player will do.

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Footwork: Follow the Coach

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This is a very popular drill for training racquet-head speed and footwork with competitive players. However, youngsters can also have fun with it too.

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