#8 Best Return Locations

Returning is a monster part of doubles.

Some spots are better than others.

Having a solid return is key in doubles, and knowing where to hit it is half the battle. The server has two options – serve and volley or serve and stay back – so let’s explore the best targets for both scenarios because they are extremely different. A lot of players try to hit hard, flat groundstrokes when returning, and while the ball has good speed, it sits right off the hips for a pretty straight forward volley. The power is then rebounded back at the returner and is actually used against them. The harder you hit a ball, the quicker it gets to the other side of the net, and the quicker it gets back to the returner.

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