Be ready for any serve. Learn about service returner position and preparation for return of serve in doubles tennis in this free tennis lesson from a professional coach.
Hi I am Jason Gerardo at Golden Key Racket Club in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona on behalf of Expert Village. In this clip, what I would like to talk to you about is a shot that you select off of your return so for example, if you are returning a serve we talked about getting that ball across court more efficiently. Now what do you do after that? What I see a lot of players do is hit their return across court and then the next ball they hit it to the net person because they are reacting and they don't have a certain shot selection in their mind before they start to point. What you want to do is you want to have that two shot game plan before you start your point. You have your return. You know you pick your spot and you go cross court with that first ball, the second ball you get the same thing. Let's get it back cross court to the feet of that player and that is going to allow you more time to come in and it is also going to put your net person in a position to where they can be aggressive. We talked about the server as well so that was the returning side. The server bounces the ball a couple of times. You have a game plan in mind. You know what you want to do with your serve and then you have to know what to do on your first shot after your serve. I hit my first ball to the tee for example, my next ball I want to make sure that I am getting that ball across court, keep the ball away from the net person, keep my net player in a good strong position then I can allow ourselves some time to get in to be a little more offensive together.
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