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You guys are doing a great job. Cheers!
I have a question for you: I have a friend who has this serving technique where he places the ball long and fast to my backhand with a lot of back spin. He is very good at it that he can pretty much hit the corner every time. Now, I am able to return the serve, but unfortunately, because of the speed, I don't have time to play a top spin (not enough time for the swing, and since he puts back spin on it, my top spin doesn't work unless i am able to get the complete swing). I end up playing a defensive chop every time and it becomes easy for him to attack the next ball.
I have been working on my backhand topspin, but is there something that I can do (tactically) to better return this type of serve?
You need to shorten your swing on the backhand but use a lot of wrist. The fast wrist will allow you to lift the ball over the net. It also allows you the time to play the stroke.
The stroke is almost vertical as well to lift the ball quickly.
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