Last updated on 25-Nov-2012 08:20:22 PM
How can I return a tomahawk serve? It goes to my forehand side with a lot of sidespin, so i'm not able to return it.
Returning a good serve is a hard skill to master so don't get too down on yourself. Start by taking notice of where the ball is going once it hits your bat and spins away. Then next time angle your bat to counter the sidespin. If the ball has been flying off to the left then aim further to the right.
If you can arrange it, a great method of improving your return is to get someone to serve the same serve to you over and over. This allows you to work out how to return it without worrying about the server mixing it up to confuse you which they will definitely do in a match. Once you master returning a few variations of serve this way, then you can get your opponent to start mixing up the serves and testing you out.
Give this a try and let us know how you get on.