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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 2015, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

Pretty simple really, do you prefer serving or returning.

I prefer serving. I have decent serve and it backs up my shots. I like returning as well, but with serving you control the point from the get go, for better or worse

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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

Same here. Serve is probablly my best shot along with my forehand anyway. On other side my return was never really good

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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

I prefer returning because it's harder and more challenging. It depends on your opponent and you really have to change our strategy depending on how they're serving. Moreso than serving yourself.

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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

I prefer to serve. Now that I think about it, I almost always choose to serve first.

ROS is one of the best parts of my game, so when I get in a rhythm on my serve it's BYE to my opponent.
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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2015, 11:44 AM
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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

Hard to say.

When my serve is working, I can win a lot of free points on it. When my serve is off though, I want to run away.

Returning takes a lot of concentration...sometimes I just can't get a serve back into play...so I'm more for serving I guess.
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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

Returning

My serve is not so reliable, so that's why I prefer returning. But also, when my ROS is on, I hit some excellent shots

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 2015, 11:04 PM
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Definitely serve. Probably my best, most consistent shot.
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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

Before fixing my serve, I would have said returning because I take giant cuts at the ball when I return. However, since I got older and actually did some shoulder work-outs, getting it to be stronger and stabler, I prefer serving now.

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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

since I toss the ball exactly like Ivanovic, I prefer returning atm
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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

I used to prefer returning, but now that I basically cannot hit a forehand in the court anymore I prefer serving.

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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

returning. my serve is inconsistent and i hit a lot of double faults. the faster my opponent's serve is the better my return is for some reason so i put quite a lot of pressure on the server i think. i also try to get the ball right back to their feet ala davenport style but i can only do that consistently when i'm having a really good day.
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Returning!! xd
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 2015, 03:54 AM
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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

Weird to hear people say returning is hard. I understand people are different but For me, it's the easiest shot.

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Re: Serve or Return - Which do you prefer?

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Definitely serve. Probably my best, most consistent shot.
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