Learn where you should be standing to receive serve.
A short video to introduce Receiving Secrets Revealed.
To be able to receive serve effectively, you need to know how the ball will react when it hits your bat with differnet types of spin. We go into detail to explain this with the use of our disc wheel.
Once you understand the effects of spin, you need to learn how to read the type and amount of spin your opponent puts on the ball when serving.
Alois explains the key principles of returning serve. He covers topics such as using your bat like a rudder and how a serve can only have one type of spin.
Learn the correct receiving position and the correct footwork to use when receiving serve.
There are 3 main strokes you can play when returning serve, a push, a flick and a topspin. We discuss these options in detail.
We take a detailed look at some of the serves you'll be likely to face.
After the ball has left the server's bat, they can no longer affect the spin that is on the ball. Any movements after the contact are fake movements designed to confuse you as the receiver.
What should you do against different styles of player when returning serve?
We discss the different ways you can practice returning serve.
Alois and Jeff commentate on some footage of Alois returning serves and explain his thought process as he gets ready and then executes his return of serve.
Learn how to return effectively when using long pimples