Ball machines, when used the right way, can do wonders for your fitness, technique and tactical knowledge.
This backhand drill will improve your concentration while returning serve, as well as your placement, decision-making and court sense. Set up the machine to serve to you in the deuce court.
The goal is to hit four consecutive backhand returns—of varying styles—to four different spots on the court. Master this drill and your return will quickly become one of your strongest weapons.