Serve and Volley Against an Opponent that Stands far Behind the Baseline to Return

Tennis Gator Singles Tactical Principles

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.

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Do not Forget the Body-serve

Tennis Gator Singles Tactical Principles

Normally trying to stretch the opponent when serving is very effective. However, sometimes the best option is to hit the serve right at the returner, preventing him/her to take a good swing at the ball.

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The Right Mentality on the First Serve

Tennis Gator Singles Tactical Principles

You have two serves in tennis so you have to make sure you take advantage of this. When you hit a first serve you have to approach the line with an aggressive mentality. You want to use the first serve to put the opponent on the defensive and start controlling the point right away. Do not hold back go for a big serve.

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Look for a Short Return after a First Serve

Tennis Gator Singles Tactical Principles

A first serve is meant to get the opponent in trouble – to gain control of the point, so make sure that after hitting you are not surprised by a short return. Be looking for a short return, move immediately forward and continue your attack.

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