You are returning serve against a slow or a kick server and want to take the ball early and then move to the net. But your timing is all off. The reason? You put your shoes on before your pants!
Chip THEN Charge
My typical error with the “chip n charge” is that I start my “charge” before I complete my “chip.” By that I mean, my body weight starts going forward toward the net before I have completed the return of serve motion.
Gary Larson To The Rescue
To correct this problem, I remind myself of the great Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoon (shown here) with the awakening guy seeing his reminder to put his pants on before he puts his shoes on.
Get the sequence right and you can effectively take the return of serve early and put the ball at the server’s feet.
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