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Old 02-04-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Returning a slow, short serve in doubles

I have a OHBH that is serviceable in singles, and most of the time in doubles. I can handle fast paced shots well enough. My problem is that I have difficulty coming up with ways to return a slow serve, with hardly any pace or bounce on it, angled wide in the ad court while returning. In the deuce court I do not have this bothering me as much, even though the inside out BH is supposedly harder to execute.

The server possesses a fast enough serve that if I step in before he delivers the serve he could hurt me with it.

What ends up happening is I move in and hit cross court but with very little pace of my own. So the net person volleys it away, or the server gets to the net comfortable enough to put the next ball away.

How best to counter it? Where should I be directing my returns?
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