Tip of the Day - Shorten Stroke

By Larry Hodges | Sept. 19, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)
Larry HodgesShorten Stroke
Returning serves is all about ball control. In a rally, the incoming shot is usually more predictable than a serve, which normally has a much wider range of variation – topspin, sidespin, backspin, at all speeds and placements. To control your return of the serve, shorten your strokes when receiving. This cuts down on power, but the shorter backswing gives you more control.

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