Let’s now talk about the return of serve from start to finish. At the beginning of my opponent’s service motion, I’m in the ready position. As he winds up to serve, I take one step forward into the tennis court and then hit my split step. I’m timing the split step so that I am just leaving the ground or already in midair when my opponent makes contact with the tennis ball.
Once I hit my split step, I step out with my outside foot and begin to close diagonally on the serve. At the same time, my shoulders turn sideways and I take my racket back, but not as far as I would on a normal groundstroke. From this position, I’m ready to swing to the tennis ball.
I swing to the ball by stepping across my body with my inside foot. My weight is still coming forward because I am still continuing to close on the ball. At the same time I step into a closed stance, I swing to the tennis ball with my racket and make contact out in front of my body. I then follow through around to the other side of my body, and that is the completion of my service return motion.
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Before the course, my serve speed was at maximum 85 mph. After the course, I am serving around an incredible 105 mph. Before, I was suffering with a shoulder injury that was causing a lot of pain. After a couple hours of training, now I’m serving 20 mph faster, and I have no shoulder pain!Heitor’s FeedbackHeitor Durate from Brazil
My serve speed increased from 80 to 102 mph. Before taking the course my biggest serve challenge was getting the ball to drop down into the service box when I tried to serve hard. Dr. Kovacs demonstrated how to generate power using the lower body and how to transfer that power up through the body to the ball. Now the ball explodes off my racket and consistently spins down into the service box with room to spare.Perry Long’s FeedbackPerry Long From Toledo
Bob, Mike and Will's course really revealed the secrets to successful doubles play at the rec level. The drills are all designed to develop consistency and reduce on-court errors. Once in a match situation, Bob and Mike show you the keys to good court positioning, positive partner to partner communication, and the proper match mindset. These things have helped me up my USTA playing level on the doubles court. p.s. Plus it's so amusing to watch Bob and Mike work on court with Will, who looks like he could be their kid brother (ha ha!). Will's the best and his courses are always first rate!John Malanga’s FeedbackJohn Malanga
The Fuzzy Yellow Balls course with the Bryan Bros has been the single biggest factor in my rise as a doubles player. Within the last three years I went from line 3 on the 4th team in our club to line 2 on the top team in the club, in the best league in the county. It is hard to improve your stroke play very significantly, but you can dramatically improve your mental game vs. your opponents. Most of them don't know they can learn more about the game. The Bryan Bros course is my secret weapon, really practical advice, from the top doubles team of all time. And, it is very easy to learn the way Will edits the course into 10 or 15 minute videos. Watch one a day and you're win percentage will go way up.Jay Berkowitz’s FeedbackJay Berkowitz