We observe the top players during the return and first concentrate on the general task of returning the ball in a very short reaction time. Then we have a look at when the initial movement of the return player takes place.
A great alternative to a basket drill that can also be used to achieve a high frequency, but with an invaluable advantage: interactivity and training of ball feel and footwork.
In this point we see two important tactical concepts. First, we see the returner following her return to the net. It is usually a good idea to return and attack the net on a weak serve when the server stays back. Doing this puts pressure on the server and forces him/her to come up with an aggressive second shot, which frequently leads to mistakes.