You need to know what to do against a player with a huge tennis serve, or you will just be watching lots of serves go by and not returning many. Some players are going to have blistering fast 135 mph serves, other are going to have huge kick serves, and some might even have both. But, they all have something in common that you can use against them right away. In fact, most players that are playing well have something in common that you can take advantage of once you know how, so the tip I am going to share with you here can be used against just about anyone if you are willing to get a little creative.
All players have a rhythm, and when they serve they have a pattern. Now, someone could probably write a whole book on how to determine the pattern of someones serve in the middle of a match; but I am not sure that it is possible to predict where someone is going to serve because you are playing a human not a robot. But, it is possible to get a player out of their preferred rhythm. This is huge because when a player is in the zone, they are playing in their preferred rhythm. If someone is serving you off the court by hitting aces all day long, they are probably in the zone.
Return of Serve Tennis Tips
There are lots of things that can be done on the return of serve to try to respond, but I have some easy tennis tips that you can use right away. Give your opponent something new to look at on every serve. Once you determine that predicting and returning serve with a high percentage seems impossible; do not stand in the same place twice for the return. Stand out wide, cover the T, move back, or move in closer. Basically, just move around a lot. This will force your opponent to rethink things instead of just flowing into their next serve. Most players have predetermined where they want to serve, so now that they see you in a new spot; they will rethink where they are going to serve which will possibly take them out of the zone. This is because players in the zone have been show to be just flowing not thinking. Make your opponent think!
As With Everything, There Is A Negative to this Tennis Tip
The negative part is that you could over think things yourself and throw off your own rhythm as well. But, you have already determined that your opponent is serving you off the court anyway, so you do not have much to lose at that point.
Now You Know What To Do Against a Huge Serve
Now you know how to handle the return of serve against a player with a huge serve to throw off their rhythm. So, go out and try this on the court the next time you are up against major fire power. You will have a better chance at breaking serve a few times due to changing the rhythm of your opponent. If your opponent’s serve is very good, you are still going to see many aces, but keep standing in different locations for the return because moving around a lot takes a toll on your opponent over the course of the match.