You probably need to be practicing more serves & returns.
The traditional tennis lesson is 50 minutes of grinding from the back of the court, hitting forehands & backhands ad nauseam. Then the last 10 minutes contain a few serves or returns or maybe some volleys sprinkled in at the end.
Not any more.
When you examine match metrics, the player that wins the battle of the first four shots wins the match over 90% of the time. The first four shots include the serve, return, Serve +1, and Return +1 shots. Watch the One-Minute clinic below to learn more.
One-Minute Clinic: The First Four Shots Should Drive Your Practice Court