Singles Tactics

There are ideal tactical responses to every situation that you will encounter on the tennis court. The right responses will increase your odds of winning the point.

Understanding and practicing your best options for all the different situations that you will encounter during a tennis match will greatly improve your chances of success. In this section, we will review the most important tactical concepts for singles play.

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Covering the Court after a Crosscourt Shot

In order to cover the court effectively, the player need to understand where to move after each shot. The following diagram explains how to best cover the court after a crosscourt shot. To get access to the videos and premi...

How to Cover the Net Better

How to Cover the Net Better

The middle of the court is not always the best place to stand to cover the passing shot. In general the best rule is to follow your shot to get into the best position to cover the net. Let’s take a look. To get access to t...

An Effective Approach Shot is Deep and Low

An Effective Approach Shot is Deep and Low

The most important elements of an effective approach shot are depth and height. If you are able to keep the ball deep, you will have more time to react to the passing shot since the ball will have to travel farther. To get acc...

Vary your Return Position on Key Points

Vary your Return Position on Key Points

On keys points, a small adjustment in your return position can give you the needed advantage to win those important points. It may be enough to pressure the opponent into hitting a bad serve or it may give you the necessary head start t...

Do not Forget the Body-serve

Do not Forget the Body-serve

Normally trying to stretch the opponent when serving is very effective. However, sometimes the best option is to hit the serve right at the returner, preventing him/her to take a good swing at the ball. To get access to the vi...

The Goal of the Second Serve

The Goal of the Second Serve

The goal of the second serve should be to start the point and prevent the opponent from taking control of the point. If the opponent can attack all your second serves, you will most likely lose the match. Starting the point at least ne...

Use Variety to Improve your First Serve

Use Variety to Improve your First Serve

Having a hard first serve will give you an advantage but varying the first serve will give you an even greater advantage. Even a slight variation every 3 or 4 serves will be effective. Use different targets and spins to keep the oppone...

Make at Least 50% of your First Serves

Make at Least 50% of your First Serves

A first serve needs to be aggressive and fast but will not be very effective if it is not going in. To be really effective you need to make at least 50% of your first serves. Be aware of this and adjust accordingly while you play during ...

Look for a Short Return after a First Serve

Look for a Short Return after a First Serve

A first serve is meant to get the opponent in trouble – to gain control of the point, so make sure that after hitting you are not surprised by a short return. Be looking for a short return, move immediately forward and continue your a...

The Right Mentality on the First Serve

The Right Mentality on the First Serve

You have two serves in tennis so you have to make sure you take advantage of this. When you hit a first serve you have to approach the line with an aggressive mentality. You want to use the first serve to put the opponent on the defensiv...