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Serving to a deep positioned player?

Published: 28 Jul 2011 - 05:58 by craig80

Updated: 29 Jul 2011 - 14:44

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Hi all, I play someone who always stands central but very close to the back wall when I'm serving.  He started doing it when I tennis served and hasn't changed his position since!  It means that I can't seem to utilise my deep serves as well as I should.  I mix my serves up a lot, hard, lob, sidewall, backhanded serves etc but my opponent will intercept and volley all but the tightest serves.  Does anyone have any suggestions to how I can make him change his routine??

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From rippa rit - 29 Jul 2011 - 14:44

There are a few options and each option needs to be alternated so the opponent does not get used to it. 1. Definitely do not serve high unless you can really get the ball close to the side wall preferably to hit the side wall around the back of the service box, and only 3/4 up the side wall preventing an overhead shot.

2. Aim a hard serve to hit the side wall around the nick at the back of the service box so it angles low across the floor.

None of these serves need to be too soft or too hard but accurate.  The side wall is a crutial thing so the ball deflects.

Go to the squashgame library/squash technique/serves and look for the diagrams that give angles of the feet, the angles of the ball toss, etc and firstly have a practice before going to play this opponent again.

If you serve badly you need to watch you do not get hit across the head/face/eye.

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