The Tactical Keys of Serve and Return

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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 videos and pre...

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...