Improve your return of serve

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Description: Former top 10 WTA Brenda Schultz-McCarthy offers a few tips on the return of serve, demonstrating the key elements of a shortened backswing and taking the ball on the rise.


The return of serve is one of the most important shots in tennis, but probably one of the least practiced ones. When you are the receiver, the point doesn’t start if you don’t get the return in. If your return is poor, the opponent will take control of the point and eventually hurt you. Half of the points in a match begin with your return, so in order to be successful, players must own this shot. In order to own it, they must practice it!

This week’s tip features former top 10 WTA player Brenda Schultz-McCarthy sharing some tips on how to hit a successful return. She emphasizes the importance of a short backswing and early contact. Check out the video to find out more!

Spend time with your players practicing this shot. Improving the return of serve will pay big dividends!

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