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I just played my very first tournament. I knew that I wouldn't stand a chance against the much stronger players, but what was really frustrating was to lose nearly all points when receiving services immediately - i.e. when the opponent used pendulum serves with a lot of sidespin. It seemed I couldn't wrap my wits around it - misreading very often whether it was top or backspin. It seems to me that the pendulum, or maybe the reverse pendulum serve is the most difficult to read because the motions are so small. Maybe once you could make a video explaining more detailed how to spot the kind of spin that is generated with a pendulum serve? And, do any hints before you do?
Returning serve is one of the hardest parts of the game.
A lot of it is to do with experience of seeing the serves and then dealing with them but by going through the Introduction to Receiving section you will get a lot of handy hints that will speed up the process.
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