This month I would like you to think about your return-of-serve… The first thing I ask a person when they say to me they made three double faults in a match is, “how many times did you miss a return-of-serve?”
It amazes me how many of you can tell me how many double faults you have hit at the end of a three set match. If I asked you how many times you missed a return-of-serve missed, you might struggle to give me an answer. We can all agree that the two most important shots in tennis are the serve and the return-of-serve. If you put as big an emphasis on your return as you do on your serve and focus on making a return as much as not double faulting, you would dramatically cut down the number of free points your opponent gets. It’s a great way to improve your game!
Let me know how you go.