Last updated 8 years ago
Hi Alois / Jeff
I need help in receiving pendulum serve from a right hander. as I am a left hander the serve goes across to my forehand.
It has heavy side spin and the ball spins off my bat. I am not sure on the amount of topspin or down spin on the ball.
The serve is sometimes short and sometimes long but mostly served cross court to my forehand. What can I do to be consistent to receive variations of these pendulum serves.
One of the keys I find with this return is to get close to the ball. I find the trigger of getting my nose close to the ball helps me. From there I have better control.
Next it is a matter of watching the ball all the way and following the bounce and spin. This like any other return of serve requires experience of those serves. Get someone to serve this serve repeatedly at you for as long os possible.
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