Want to know how to neutralize your opponent's serve and use your return as a weapon?
Discover the secrets of a shot that most players never master, with the Modern Tennis interactive course on the return.
Includes detailed instructions, 91 videos and dozens of pictures and simulations!
Have you ever thought of the return as a weapon? Most people don’t, but I’m here to tell you that your return can, and should, be a weapon!
In all the Grand Slam tournaments of 2005, 96% of the matches were won by the players who won the most the points on second serve.
This should give you an indication of the importance of the return in the modern game.
But while it is a very critical shot, it is also a very hard one to come to terms with. Professional players can serve up to 250 km/h, and many amateurs reach 180 km/h.
For the most part, you will only have about 0.5 seconds to hit a return of serve.
Half a second. Think about it!
Even if you think you have fantastic reflexes, you won’t be able to react in time to this sort of pace. Not even professional tennis players can react that quickly.
So what can you do? There are several things you can do, and that’s where Modern Tennis comes in!
In this course, you will learn how to use every piece of information at your disposal to your advantage.
Your opponent gives you valuable information before each serve…learn how to use it to effectively in "Modern Tennis."
To be able to hit an effective return, you need to train yourself to react to the right
You must train your eyes and brain to recognize the things that are important, and disregard those that are not.
But what do you need to look for?
The ball toss, for one, as well as the point of impact of the serve.
Your opponent’s grip is also very important, as it often indicates whether a flat or slice serve is coming.
There is also a trick you can use to gauge which direction the ball is going.
Most players have not studied the Modern Tennis course on serving, and therefore don’t employ the correct technique when serving.
Instead of a proper trophy pose and hip rotation, their serve mostly by rotating their shoulders.
You can look at this rotation (and how much or little it is) to find out which way the ball is going.
But having an idea where the ball is going is only half the battle: you need to know what to do next!
In Modern Tennis, you will learn exactly what to do during each phase and sub-phase of the return.
For a long time, tennis coaches neglected the return, but these days its importance is again becoming clear to everyone. But just like every other shot, you need to practice hard to become good at it.
And while most people now recognize the importance of the return, very few are actually capable of hitting it well.
If you hone your return with Modern Tennis, you will give yourself a decided advantage on court!
"Modern Tennis" – The Return is the first course in our new series if interactive training lectures.
With this course, which includes 91 videos, detailed descriptions and instructions, as well dozens of pictures of simulations, you’ll be able to:
All this translates into both a technical and psychological advantage. On the one hand you will be able to neutralize your opponent’s serve, while also having a major weapon in the form of your return.
So what will you learn in this course?
You will learn...
1) The basics of return
The first part of the course is dedicated to the basics of the return. In this section, with the help of our videos and in-depth discussions, you will learn the principles that underpin this shot.
Some of them are quite counterintuitive, but they are critical nonetheless!
This part of the course lays the foundation for what is to come.
In this section you will learn:
Once you have absorbed the basics, we’ll move on to some more complex matters:
2) Practical techniques to improve your return
The second part of the course addresses some more technical aspects of the return, as well as some exercises you can use to sharpen your skills.
In this part, you will learn:
The 7 key steps of the return are analyzed in detail, and feature:
Each of us learns in different ways, and for this reason we have structured the course so that everybody can get the most out of it – people who learn visually an watch the videos, while those who prefer to read can do so. Of course, you can do both if you like as well!
3) The best grips for the return
The third part of the course focuses on which grips work best for the return.
You will learn:
4) Top spin and slice during the return
The fourth part of the course gives you advice on how to decide what kind of shot to hit. You shouldn’t always hit the same kind of shot, and you shouldn’t decide which kind of shot you want to hit before you even step up to the line.
In this lesson, you will learn:
The last part of the course is dedicated to...
5) Tactics with the return
The fifth part of the course is dedicated exclusively to game tactics. Now that you know how to hit a good return, it is time to consider how to hit tactically sounds returns.
This part of the course is divided into 2 sections:
"Fundamentals of the return"
"Case studies of tactical situations"
You will also receive 2 extra sections (including text and video!)
The author has compiled two extra sections to the course, which you can get for free if you buy now!
EXTRA Section 1: Summary table of the return
In this section, you will find a summary of the
This will help you to better reference the rest of the course when you want to return to it later.
EXTRA Section 2: Areas of play
In this section, we look at where you need to be on the court during and after the return. This is an often overlooked, but critical, part of the return game.