Move forward as the server tosses the ball to cut off angles and be in control of the point. Learn return basics in tennis from a professional instructor in this free sports video.
In this clip we're going to talk to you about a, the return of serve and just some basics in the return of serve is to help you out. Whatever kind of stroke you might have just the importance of moving forward and the timing and then what kind of a swing you might want to take as far as a shorter swing or a longer swing. So, Gustavo's over there ready for a return of serve, what he's going to do and what you might notice is you might notice me tossing the ball up but then him moving forward as I toss the ball up. This is pretty rare for a lot of players actually, you want to feel like you're moving forward when I toss the ball, toss it going up. A lot of players will actually just stand there and wait for the ball to come to them. You have to feel like you're going towards so you cut off the angles and have that motion meeting the ball. So we'll just watch his timing of him going forward and just get the idea of that right now. He went forward when I tossed the ball, you see that? Going forward when I toss the ball, my favorite drill right here when I'm teaching, ah I couldn't bust him but that's the idea right there. You want to feel like once you toss the ball up and he's going for it you want to feel like you can catch him if they're not. Yeah and you notice that he's taking a pretty small swing, pretty small swing, he's not taking a large swing because you don't have time. The idea what I like to teach is just treating the return of serve like a volley and if you can do that then it's a lot easier for you just to have more time and to be able to cut off the angle. You feel like you're just kind of going after the ball verses the ball coming to you. So again he's going forward, there you go, very, very nice compact swing right there. Look at that he was, because he was going forward he was able to get to it right there, he was wide but he was able to get it he wasn't going sideways or backwards, very important your movement.
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