Which way do you stand on return of serve, especially against big servers on first serve, parallel To the baseline or angled to face the server? Angled seems easier to return big serves cross court. Parallel to the baseline seems like you're trying to change direction of the shot making a return more difficult. I've seen pros do it both ways and coaches offer conflicting advice. Any downside to angling slightly to facing the server directly? Note that we're focused on angle here, not inside, on, or beyond the baseline. Since part of the focus is facing big servers I suppose that we can assume somewhere behind the baseline on a first serve but the focus remains angle.