Tip of the Day - Experiment With Serves and Receives Early

By Larry Hodges | Sept. 28, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)
Larry Hodges

Experiment With Serves and Receives Early

Early in a match you should test your various serves when playing an unfamiliar player. What proportion of the time should you serve long versus short? How often should you serve topspin serves versus backspin serves? When receiving, how often should you receive aggressively as opposed to control receives? Don’t wait until the match is nearly over to figure these things out that’s usually too late. Try to get a good idea of these things early on.

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