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Tennis Tip #6: Tip for Returning Serve

Tennis Tip #6: Tip for Returning Serve
By Clay Maynor | Head Professional MPRD,USPTA Elite Professional 2 years ago 810 Views 2 comments
Be Flexible in Where You Stand to Return Serve. I encourage players to observe their opponents service patterns in warmups and throughout the match. Ask these questions: where does their "go to serve" tend to land and are they able to move the serve around? Once you have a read on the serve, move a step over, up or back to take away that favorite serve! This is a great way to apply pressure and hopefully get the server out of their comfort zone on big points. Be strategic in where you stand and when to up the pressure on your opponents serve.


Clay Maynor | Head Professional MPRD,USPTA Elite Professional
Posted in: Coach's Corner
Catherine R 2 years ago at 9:09 PM
Thanks. I like the idea of making the serving have to think about where they're going to serve instead of using their "go to" serve, especially on big points.
Will Bebee 2 years ago at 12:08 PM
Agreed, this has helped me already in competition to try to remove their 'go-to' serve.