The return of serve is one of the most important, but less practiced, elements of the game. It is used in every point and it is an indispensable tool in the modern game.
A solid technique on the return of serve will allow the player to start the point in a neutral position from which to build.
The key technical elements of the return of serve are: Balance, short compact swings, contact in front of the body, focus and transferring of the weight forwards.
The following drills will help players practice most of these aspects.