Tennis: Early Return

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DESCRIPTION

Player 1 only has one serve. Player 2 is returning the ball whilst 1 metre inside the baseline or closer if the serve is short. Player 2 should be aiming for either target A or B.

COACHING POINTS

  • Returner must assume low position to return the serve.
  • Keep the head still on contact.
  • Split step at the right time.
  • Very little or no back swing (depending on the pace of the serve).
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