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Tennis Tips - Specialty Shots

Returning the Big Serve
The service has become a formidable weapon for many players, and they rely on it for many free points. Returning can be difficult, unless you understand the timing. The trick is to step back a yard or so from the base line. Then, as your opponent starts to unleash his power serve, take a step towards the net and judge whether the ball is coming to the forehand or backhand, taking your racket back accordingly. As soon as you have determined the direction of the serve, make a split step and quickly go against the ball. It should be a "one-two" rhythm, so that your racket is ready to return the big serve. Try it, and you will be amazed how many balls you get back in play.

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