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.