Quick recovery is essential for the server to get back behind the baseline. Learn about positioning after your serve in tennis from a professional instructor in this free sports video.
In this clip we're going to talk to you about your positioning after your serve, as the server. So, a common mistake is, we'll see a lot of players do this, we'll see a lot of players kind of serve, walk into the court a little bit, and then they're stuck. So, if you want to just show that. I know it's going to be hard for Gustavo because he doesn't do it usually. But he's playing singles and he's not a serve and volleyer, so why would he do that? And a lot of players actually do this, they don't back off. And if you're a singles player and your not serve and volleying that much, you're going to want to do this. And then you've got to recover quickly, do you see that? He sprung back with his feet. It's very important, you can't sit. And I think the biggest problem is you're sitting and your watching your serve to see if it was good, or what they're going to do with the return serve. You can can do that while you're actually moving, can't you? You can still watch your serve while your springing back? Of course. Yeah, see, look at that. Gustavo can do that. Yeah. So watch him, he's going to do this he's actually going to watch his serve as he's springing back again. See that, he's still watching, his eyes are still forward, it's possible. So you have to make sure that becomes more automatic for you as a singles player if you're not a serve and volleyer. Now if you're a serve and volleyer or you're serve and volleying in doubles it might be a little bit different. Let's see what he does, what his motion might be. Now he's a little bit more in the court and he starts smoothly balanced going into the court feeling like he can get ready for a split step to the first ball. A lot of serve and volleyers will make the mistake of tossing it too far into the court. So once you start doing that your serve suffers then you become off-balanced for your half volley and for your split step. Let's see how he's not so far in the court, he's serve and volleying. He's going up and in and then he's still able to get in there and he's more balanced. So you have to make sure you're watching yourself when you're serve and volleying to make sure that you're not going too far in the court. And if you're playing singles and you're not serve and volleying, make sure that you're springing back pretty well.
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