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Old 10-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #68
LeeD
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Lots of players choke up the grip a bit for return of serves. Often, it's more important to just get your racket on the ball than it is to hit that perfect groundstroke return of serve, and percentage play favors getting the ball back over textbook form strokes.
Now if you face only powder puff serves, keep stroking from the butt.
Against hard serves, it's often just as important to defend your body as much as reach out wide.
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