How To Defend Against A Low Tennis Serve
Learning how to defend against a low tennis serve is important for those who play the game. Whether you play competitively or for fun, you should be able to defend against a low tennis serve. If you are looking to improve your tennis game, take the following tips and considerations into account in order to learn how to defend against a low tennis serve.
- Be ready. It sounds obvious and/or simple, and this point is most definitely both. A low tennis serve can take you off balance quickly. You need to be mentally ready as well as physically.
- Get lower in your stance. This is a good consideration for defending against any type of server. Continuing the previous point, you also need to be physically ready to defend the low tennis serve. You will be much more able to react to the ball if you are low in your stance, especially if the velocity and accuracy of the serve is considerable.
- Quickly set your feet before you return the serve. Once you are ready to return the serve, you should make haste in getting your feet set for the return. That is, of course, if you need to move your feet to return the serve. At any rate, your feet should be planted well when returning the serve; for the lower types of serves, it becomes more important to do this quickly, which leads into the next point.
- Watch the level of your return swing. As the ball will come to you lower than normal, you may need a good, level swing, that rises the ball over the net. Quickly set your feet from the previous point, and then make a good return to get the ball over the net. Your swing may need to rise in the mechanics of your swing in order to do this.