But when I had the pleasure to play on the Friendship Cup team vs. Canada, I saw that they had a different protocol… They returned their opponents practice serves for about six balls; then caught them and served about the same amount.
And it makes sense!
We warm up every other stroke during the ten-minute allotted time before a match – groundstrokes, volleys, overheads, serves – but NOT the second most important shot in the game, the return of serve.
Why don’t we start a movement to change the way we warm up?
Rod Taylor Passes
Keith Butterfield reports, “Sadly, Rod Taylor passed away unexpectedly July 4th weekend of a heart attack. He played in a few New England and national tournaments each year, particularly the national grass courts. Rod and I were good friends and played in many tournaments together. Rod was a terrific guy, a larger-than-life individual whom you would never forget.”
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