When serving and volleying the best strategy is to serve mostly to your opponent’s weakness.
How hard should you hit your second serve? Trying to serve too hard will lead to double faults but serving too softly will leave you vulnerable.
A good strategy against an opponent that always plays a safe chip return is to serve and volley.
An opponent that returns from far behind the baseline gives you more time to get closer to the net after the serve allowing you to catch the first volley at a higher point.
In tennis you are always trying to coordinate the body to make sure the racquet head arrives at contact at the right time.
Varying the serve will help you keep the opponent guessing and will keep the opponent from grooving his/her return.
If you vary your toss depending on the target, your opponent will usually be able to move early and return better.
The middle of the court is not always the best place to stand to cover the net. Standing slightly towards the side where the ball will come from is better.
Every one returns better when comfortable. A good goal to have when serving is to stretch the opponent, to get him/her off balance.
Double faults kill you in tennis. Besides loosing the point, it is easy to lose confidence, so after a double fault, hit a slower first serve that you will most likely make.
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