Know Your Enemy: Return-of-Serve Strategies for Different Opponents

Your opponent's style of play can dictate how you choose to return a serve. Knowing how to handle the two most common types—and one unconventional kind—will give you an edge during your next match.

Tennis players typically encounter either an opponent who likes to serve and volley and those who like to serve the ball and stay on the baseline. There's also the fun (or torture) of playing against a left-handed player.

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