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Return of serve – Where to stand

Return of serve – Where to stand

02/17/2015 | Written by: uspta


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Description: Check out a few tips on how to improve your return of serve from former top 20 WTA player Leslie Allen.


Tip:

The return of serve is one of the most essential shots in the game of tennis, but at the same time a shot that players miss a lot. As a receiver, you begin every point with a return, therefore, if you want to start every point well and challenge the opponent right off the bat, you want to make sure that your return becomes one of your best shots.

The only way a shot will turn into a weapon is if you practice the right things over and over.
This week, we have former top 20 WTA player Leslie Allen giving a few pointers on how to improve your return of serve with emphasis on the positioning.

Some of the key factors to a successful return are: good positioning; proper split step with good timing; cutting the angles when needed; unit turn with compact backswing; balance; early contact; follow-through toward the target; and effective recovery.

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