Hi again. This is another serve I struggle too much with. If I get a variation of a long serve almost straight into the bh corner, it feels that there is not enough time to lift the ball and it mostly goes into the net. There is not a lot backspin on the serve, but it alwas feels heavier and much quicker than it is. Maybe I stand a bit too close when this happens, I am not sure. What would be your best suggestion to handle this serve with a decent return?
For this type of serve I would say you definitely need to firstly make sure you give yourself enough space as you mentioned. And also go for a good acceleration and spin in the shot, if you try to return these serves to slowly or carefully you’ll find the go in the net a lot which you akso said can happen. So try to focus on short but quick shot brushing through the ball well to give you safety over the net.
Great advice here, I think you are very right. Too much hesitation on the return here during match play sounds right. Under stress it is so easy to do exactly this. I will definitely give the short and quck brushing through the ball a try. Thank you!
No problem Martin, I’m sure it will help and with practice become a more natural shot!