Slow serves can be really annoying. Do you come across them in your matches? Do you want to crush them and hit a powerful return back? Well then, check out this video!

Your footwork may be a really helpful factor in crushing these slow serves. How do you nail them and take advantage of your opponents weak serving?? The key is to  come out of the split step, get on your front foot, and step in!

Just make sure you have the proper balance, by treating it like a regular groundstroke.  Try practicing this and see how it goes for you!

Got any questions, comments, and/or suggestions? Leave a comment down below, and I’ll be sure to get back to you with an answer.


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  1. Matteo

    Dear Jeff thanks for your useful tips!
    One question: why not transferring the weight from the back leg (right in case of the video) to the front? Is it better to keep your balance or transfer your weight towards the target?
    Thank you in advance for your answer

    • Jeff Salzenstein

      Matteo, Yes I usually like to teach back to front with the footwork but she the ball is going slow you can step in

  2. sudipta guha

    Very good tip for returning slow serves. Thanks so much.

    • Jeff Salzenstein

      You are welcome!

  3. Noushin

    Many thanks for your time and experience!


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