Return Of Serve:
Unlike a normal ground stroke, the return of serve DOES NOT REQUIRE A BIG BACK SWING. Aim for about half the normal back swing & meet the ball out in front of you. The follow through may be a bit shorter as well, but be sure you do follow through. This will be especially important in returning hard first serves!!!
Forehand & Backhand Ready Position:
Keep both hands on the racquet when in the ready position & during the take back. As the ball approaches USE YOUR FREE HAND TO GUIDE THE RACQUET BACK. This will trigger an automatic should turn & help give you the proper weight transfer.