My story is that I am a 4.0, who was a 3.5 last year. My first league match is this Friday so I decided to get some practice in. My partner for this match is the same person who played combo's with me 7.5. We went 5 and 0 and gave up a total of 8 games or so in those wins. Today I got my first taste of better serves. We went up against 2 4.5's and lost 6-4 6-3 7-6. I was playing the deuce side and they were absolutely punishing my backhand return (I would say I only had a 25% return rate on that side). My main problem was that I was so late on all the returns. They weren't overly fast, but I think I was spoiled by that fact that in 7.5 combos and 3.5 last year I didn't face that many people who could hit really hard down the middle consistently. So my question to you guys is, how do I change my timing? I really tried to force myself to hit out way in front, which lead to my good shots that I did hit on that side. It's just that consistently doing so was very difficult. thanks in advance.