Please watch the video below and comment on my service return (big dude in yellow). What I am specifically concerned about is my pre-contact preparation ... comments concerning the timing of my split step, my proximity to the baseline and the pre-strike core rotation would be especially helpful. Service Return Video 1.6.2012 Extra information for anyone that wants to read it: Earlier today after our normal hitting session my hitting partner wanted to work on his serve and volley. I got to work on my returns which is always a bonus. He is younger, fitter, plays well from the baseline but he has poor volleying skills. This is why he wants to practice serve and volley. I have edited the video to only show his serves that he managed to put in the service box. In 20 minutes he was able to put 47 serves in the box and I was able to return 36 of 47. My goal was to hit returns cross court to him and his goals were to close the net and volley the ball cross court back to me and then we would play the ball out using one side of the doubles court.