Depth and direction! Depth and direction! Depth and direction! How many times we have repeated those words this term?
But the simple truth is if you want to become a better player, you need to make your opponent move. Position the ball away from the centre of the court and the baseline, force your opponent on their toes.
Returning the ball to the middle of the court, may be easier and safer, but it isn’t going to help you win rallies. Watch Roger Feder, Simona Halep and all other successful players, they don’t play in the middle, they vary their shots, the distance of them, the speed of them, the placement of them. That is how you control the game, that is how you force your opponent to make an error.
Canberra Head Coach