The serve and return are arguably the most important shots in tennis. Every point played start with a serve and a return. If we look at statistic, the average rally is about 5 shots, so almost half of the shots are serves or returns. However, these two shots are also the least practiced shots in tennis. This does not add up. In this section you will find everything you need to understand and practice these essential skills.
Practicing Serve and Return
Practicing the serve and the return can be very challenging because their practice can be very monotonous. The drills in this section will help practice serve and return in a more exciting and effective way.
The purpose of the technical guidelines section is to help you understand the essential elements for each stroke. Here you will find several examples of serves and returns from different angles. Each stroke has been analyzed for you and broken down to help you understand the different key elements present in an effective serve or return.
The Tactical Keys
To start each point you will always either serve or return and the effectiveness of these first shots will frequently determine the outcome of the point. Understanding the tactical concepts of these two strokes is essential for your success as a player. Below you will find everything you need to know to start the point in a more effective way.
Learning from the pros
Nothing like examples from the top to clarify doubts and understand the game better. This section is full of serve and return videos of top players that will promote your understanding of these key shots.
Understanding and Improving Technique
The serve and the return are arguably the most important shots in the game since every point starts with these shots. In this section you will find information that will help you understand and improve the technique of these key strokes.