Jan 142011
 

John Ellis explains the rules behind the service box lines and the 5 foot encroachment line. A good serve must pass the service line. The server cannot leave the service box until the serve passes the service line. The serve returner cannot strike the served ball until it crosses the dashed 5-foot encroachment line.

Jan 142011
 

IMHO, lob serves are not defensive, because if done correctly, they put you in an offensive center court position and your opponent deep in a back corner. Most beginners have trouble controlling lob serves because they put too much energy into the ball by using a forehand swing. However, the lob requires a new stroke […]