In this video I share my super easy method for returning serves. This is a method I use when coaching beginner and intermediate players.
In the video, I show you how to return backspin serves, topspin serves and sidespin serves. At its simplest, you can return backspin or side-backspin serves with a push and topspin or side-topspin serves with a drive.
I also explain how to read the spin. At the end of the video, I show you some more advanced return of serves too.
Most of the time my method for returning serves works well and the players I coach find they can return many more serves.
I hope my suggestions work for you too!
What’s in the video
0:00 – Tom introduces the video
01:40 – How to return backspin serves
03:54 – How to return topspin serves
05:40 – How to return sidespin serves
08:15 – Reading spin
09:28 – Watching the server
10:38 – Progression – advanced return of serves