Hitting a singles return deep and center will give you a good chance to get the server off balance. Learn about return placement in tennis from a professional instructor in this free sports video.
In this clip we're going to talk to you about where to return serve. We're going to talk about the singles return to serve first. We showed you how to do it and how to move and how to swing at the ball but now we're going to show you where a, where your target should be or high percentage of targets but notice I've made more of a half circle right here in the middle of the court. A very good high percentage shot to, to actually start off this way and actually throughout the mat to be able to hit this single because you're, you're forcing that back a lot of times. You take them out of the picture that way plus you have, it's going to be hard to miss wide. You might miss it long if anything but it's going to be really hard to miss wide, you know, you're not going for the corners. So the idea is to just give yourself more room and also be able to push your opponent back and kind of neutralize the point a little bit. So watch what Gustavo does right here, he's going down the middle and that shot is, real hard for him to miss. Very high percentage return now in the middle it's a really good drill, ok look at that, beautiful, right there again and if I'm in the court look what happens now I'm rushed and I'm being pushed back with the shot. That's what a lot of players will do is they'll kind of stand in the court and then they're, when you get that deep ball back there they're a little bit surprised and then you can get a short ball off of that. So again, same thing, whether you're on the deuce or the add side down the middle, ok? Very, very high percentage play, your next high percentage play in singles might be cross court but no less high percentage play would be down the line. It's a little bit riskier because you're going over the high part of the net. Now I'm going to show you for doubles real quick, the idea in doubles is just to keep yourself getting to the feet of your cross court opponent. So for example if I served and we're playing doubles, I'm going to hit this one to Gustavo, I'm coming in serving volley he's going to want to get to my feet. If he does that now I have to volley up and that makes it a little bit tough for me. Just a very good play, you're always safe if you get it low in doubles if you get to the feet of your opponent double. Right here my feet he made me half volley possibly his opponent or his partner can cross on that one or he's going to have an easier shot but it's a lot better than if he does this and floats it to me. Wink, wink not quite a floater but you get the idea so, the idea is just try to get in doubles low to the feet cross court more often than not and occasionally down the line to keep your opponent a little more off balance.
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