One tennis thing I am not good at: catching a bad service toss! I rarely stop my service motion to catch a bad toss; and instead, chase it wherever it is … which usually ends up with a service fault.
If you have ever played against someone who has an erratic service toss and frequently catches the ball and restarts the motion, you know how frustrating it can be on the receiver.
Not only frustrating, but it can create a disadvantage to the receiver who sees another bad toss, expects the server to catch it, and is not ready when the server decides to hit THAT one.
And since I try to “somewhat” squat down when at the net and my partner is serving, if he is a toss catcher, that squat can last a looooong time.
Commissioner Brad Gilbert
If tennis pro turned TV announcer Brad Gilbert were in charge, he would make the errant service toss being caught a service fault. He believes the serve motion starts with the toss of the ball. What do you think?
How about YOU … are you a service toss catcher or chaser? And how do you like playing against them?
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