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By Kevin Nguyen

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Pay Attention to your Court Position!

Posted by CoachKevin on July 8, 2013 at 1:25 AM

When playing out a rally, you might find yourself constantly on the stretch or on the run because you were probably taught to always recover back to the middle. 

I'm not saying it's a bad thing, you just need to be more mindful about your position on the court and where you're aiming the ball. During a forehand to forehand rally exhange (assuming both are righties), you don't want to recover right back on the middle. You want to be in the middle of your opponent's targets as much as possible!

If you aim to your opponent's forehand, you need to cover the higher percentage shot selection, which is cross-court back to your forehand. You should be recovering more towards your forehand side because not only is it your opponent's high percentage shot, you will be in the middle of his targets!

Basically, if you hit a shot down the line, be prepared for your opponent's cross-court shot! If you hit cross-court, chances are he's going to hit cross court back unless he's going to be a dare-devil and go down the line. When this happens during the cross-court exchange, adjust your recovery position leaning a little back towards the middle but still to the right so you're prepared to get that risky down-the-line, and still be able to cover their high-percentage play; the cross-court.

Stay tuned for more tips!

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