The purpose of a serve return is to move your opponent out of center court. The most effective and safe way to do this is to return the serve with a ceiling ball. If you can hit a return of serve at knee level, then try hitting a passing shot down the line, cross court, […]
The best and least risky racquetball return of serve is to hit a ceiling ball. The ceiling ball will enable you to regain control over the center court position. Practice returning all serves, whether lob, drive, or z, to the ceiling. Move quickly forwards to cut off lob serves just after they cross the 5-ft […]
This is a very helpful video by John Ellis on returning a difficult drive serve.
You are at a huge disadvantage when returning a serve. The server gets to hit the ball at you as hard as they can. The server gets to hit the serve directly at your weakness. You occupy the worst position in the court. If your opponent wins the rally, you will lose a point. So […]