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.
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.
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.
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.
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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