Make sure the player is not standing too far from the spin side as this will make it difficult for them to return the ball after it spins low and further away from them.

Against a right handed server this would be too far from the tramlines on the deuce court side and too far from the center line on the advantage side of the court.

How: It is important to have a strong, wide, base and a low position with the knees bent. The weight can then be used towards the shot so that the return is not only a short action, but, also has a longer follow through in order to keep the length on the shot.

Points to remember: The important thing to remember about the Return Of Serve particularly when your opponent is using the flat serve is to have a shorter swing because you haven't got the time to have a big swing. It is more a blocking action.

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