It’s all about the mix.

There are several factors that you want to consider when directing serves to the forehand return or the backhand return. Actually there are EIGHT, and they are covered in “Returns - Forehand v Backhand".

We have always guessed about how potent forehand returns are vs. backhand returns. Well, in this instance, the data backs up exactly what we thought - right through the Player Development Pathway.

  • The forehand return makes more errors than the backhand return.
  • The forehand return also hits more winners than the backhand return.

It really is a battle of two dynamics.

  • Consistency v Power

Remember our groundstroke analogy between the forehand and backhand?

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