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2-step Process for Returning Serve Effectively

Your weak return of serve is costing you matches.

Ever face an opponent with a solid kick serve that relentlessly attacked your high backhand return?  Probably wasn’t an enjoyable experience...

Well, Pat Rafter knows a thing or two about how to return a kick serve - he had one of the best of all time. He saw what his opponents struggled with. So he developed a two-step process for returning the kicker that he put to use against his peers - guys like Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, and Jim Courier.

Today he shares that 2-step process with you. So if you want to learn how to consistent break your opponent’s serve check out the video for free here:


Pat's 2-step Return Technique  [update 5/3/2013 free videos are no ...


What’s interesting is that the return presents you with a huge opportunity to improve your results.

How many of your opponents have weak second serves?  Serves that they are “just getting in.”


Well, many recreational players make the mistake of trying to hit winners off of those serves. Now, if you can do that consistently by all means stick with it.  But most players can’t.


Pat’s return approach, where he applies consistent pressure to his opponents with this 2-step return technique, is a great alternative.


It’s high percentage and it will really get in your opponent’s head.  


And if you master Pat’s return technique AND his kick serve, which he showed you earlier in this free training series...?  Well, now you’re in complete control of BOTH ends of the court.


Here’s the link:


Pat's 2-step Return Technique  [update 5/3/2013 free videos are no ...




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Comment by Tim Prapong on April 29, 2013 at 12:58pm

The return advice is good for a chip and charger, but a heavy topspin baseliner will want to just force the issue, hit the heavy topspin reply deep into the court, while keeping his position on the baseline. If he goes forward as Rafter does, he may not have the first volley technique to keep the advantage.

We see Nadal improve his volleys and come in more, through his doubles experience. Djokovic doesn't quite have as good volley skills nor have as solid an overhead as Rafa.

Comment by Tim Prapong on April 29, 2013 at 12:48pm

Out wide and high serve to the deuce side for a righty server is "topspin slice", not a kicker. Only if the serve is angled down the T, would it begin to be a "kicker" because then, there is more "up and out" contact rather than "up and around".

Comment by Takaya T on April 28, 2013 at 5:48am

At the end of the previous video, the guy said that was the next :)

Comment by Mark / The Mayor on April 27, 2013 at 10:36pm
How did you know, T?
Comment by Takaya T on April 27, 2013 at 4:28pm
Up coming next is serve & volley!!

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