Serve and Return

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The groundstrokes provide the foundation for the game and every player should develop a consistent forehand and backhand with which to attack and defend. This section is full of technical instruction and drills to help you improve this critical aspect of the game.
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Serving in Balance
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Serving in Balance

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. This is a useful exercise to test the balance and finishing position on the serve. The player is asked to hold the finish. The player should land on the front ...

Stopping the Return
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Stopping the Return

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. The player stands way inside the baseline and the coach serves from the service line on the other side of the net. The job of the player is to try to allign th...

Serve plus 1 Collection
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Serve plus 1 Collection

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Exercise 1 Self Feed Here is a good way to practice the serve plus the next shot without a partner or in a large group setting where everyone is working on the...

Off the Bounce Returns
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Off the Bounce Returns

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. A good way to practice the shorter backswing on the return is by having the player stand very close to the service line and return from there. From that positi...

Minimum Movement Return
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Minimum Movement Return

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. A common problem on the return is moving too much and therefore loosing precision. In this drill the player works on staying totally still to return using as l...

improving Focus on the Return
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Improving Focus on the Return

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Watching the ball to contact is essential when returning serve and the most critical period is from the bounce to contact. In this exercise the player is force...

Disguising the Serve
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Disguising the Serve

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Ideally the player should learn to hit the serve in any direction off the same toss. The best way to practice this is for the coach to stand behind the player ...

In the Air Returns Collection
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

In the Air Returns Collection

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Exercise 1 Against the Fence A good way to teach players to use short swings and meet the ball in front of the body is by having them stand against the back fe...

Bounce Feeds Return
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Bounce Feeds Return

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. A return is nothing more than a groundstroke with a short backswing. In order to force the player to shorten the backswing it is important to take away time. B...

Calibrating the Serve - Length
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Calibrating the Serve – Length

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. In this exercise the player will serve from different distances to the net trying to hit the serve into the service box every time. By doing this, the player w...

Return Collection - In the Air
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Return Collection – In the Air

Although it is widely accepted that the return of serve is one of the most important shots in the game, practicing it enough is difficult since it requires someone to serve a high volume of balls. Here is an alternative, that although no...

The Toss
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

The Toss

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. A consistent toss is one of the most important aspects of the serve. Here you will find several ideas to help you improve your toss.To access this post, just l...

The Ideal Serving Grip
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

The Ideal Serving Grip

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. The clip will explore the best way to grip the racquet to serve, explaining the importance of changing your grip from a Forehand Grip to a Continental Grip to ...

The Backswing on the Serve
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

The Backswing on the Serve

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. The video describes in detail the best way to take your racquet back to serve and emphasizes the importance of getting to a clean “power position.”To acces...

Understanding Spin on the Serve
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Understanding Spin on the Serve

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. In this video you will understand how to hit the three different types of serve: flat, slice and kick. The video will use the analogy of a clock to accelerate ...

Learning to Serve in Balance
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Learning to Serve in Balance

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Learning to serve in balance is essential to develop a solid serve. Here is an exercise to help player develop a sense of balance on their serve.To access this...

Developing a Smooth Serving Motion
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Developing a Smooth Serving Motion

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Developing a fluid serving motion will help you improve the effectiveness of your serve allowing for a better transfer of forces. Here is an exercise that will...

Checking for Balance on the Serve
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Checking for Balance on the Serve

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. A great way to check if you are serving in balance is by checking the landing. If you are able to land on balance you where most likely balanced throughout the...

Learning to Serve by Throwing
March 5, 2019Serve and Return

Learning to Serve by Throwing

Please accept preferences, statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. Serving is nothing else than throwing the racquet at the ball. The building blocks for a great serve are throws. Here are a couple of examples of how one can p...