You are getting ready to play a big league or tournament match and during the warmup you hardly get a few good shots to hit. What’s going on?
To start with, the toss of the racquet and choice of serve/sides should take place BEFORE the warmup begins; so the first server has a chance to take their practice serves on the side they will begin on.
You are standing at the net and your baseline opponent is CRUSHING the ball – either at you or out of your reach. They should not be warming up their ground stroke winners; but instead, should be feeding you the kind of practice volley shots you want.
And then when it comes time for your overhead practice, they cannot feed you a ball that isn’t either way over your head and landing near the baseline or so short you are running towards the net to hit it.
And instead of catching the ball and giving you the best feed possible, they are practicing their “gets” off your overheads.
Those are my warmup “rules,” what are yours??
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