The Best Return of Serve Footwork


Using the “Y” Theory for better Return of Serve footwork.

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  1. Dottie Wiencek
    June 11, 2018 at 12:26 am · Reply

    Excellent help for me. I had not seen this example before.

  2. Jim R
    June 25, 2016 at 11:52 am · Reply

    Great! If possible, (on a limited budget, I’m sure) it would be nice to see other camera angles) maybe from above?)

  3. Frank Wu
    July 29, 2015 at 6:44 pm · Reply

    Always enjoy seeing your stuff Jorge, to add to your Y theory I usually stress to my students to start as your daughter does with a more pro backhand favor maybe due to the larger percentage of the tennis populous being forehand dominant. Having greater success receiving backhands due to a pre focus on backhand readiness, through my experience I have not seen this to interfere with their forehand readiness. What have you experience or do you have different stance?

    Thanks again for sharing,

  4. Harlon Matthews
    July 29, 2015 at 5:33 pm · Reply

    Jorge. It is good to see the same return of serve principle applied whether you are a RUNNER or ROLLER.

    In wheelchair tennis it is imperative to be moving forward when the server begins their toss. This puts the chair in motion. The only difference is we maintain motion since the 16 – 20 degree angle of our wheels already represents a split step. I teach moving forward at an angle in the direction of the server which gives you the ability to adjust the chair to the forehand or backhand side

    Harlon Matthews

  5. Cinthya
    July 29, 2015 at 2:10 pm · Reply

    Once again thank you for your videos,greats Tips,,,!!!

  6. Tim Howell
    July 28, 2015 at 10:21 pm · Reply

    Great stuff. As a 37 year USPTA member, love to pickup new tidbits. You do a wonderful job. Look forward to next video!

  7. Steve Haar
    July 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm · Reply

    Good advice as always. Any difference u suggest when receiving second serve other then to start at the base line and move forward on the toss? Steve

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 29, 2015 at 5:33 pm · Reply

      Steve, I generally move my starting point in closer to the court, but still keep my “creep” pre-movement in place.

  8. Chris Jones
    July 28, 2015 at 5:03 pm · Reply

    Excellent Tips – Very Helpful.

  9. Bruce Angeli
    July 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm · Reply

    This is great, Jorge. I’ve taken this one step (no pun intended) further by in my book ‘Late Call – Healthy Tennis for the Older Young at Heart’ – where you so graciously provided a promo blurb – and identified the dominate foot. This foot becomes the one farther out front and leads the forward momentum. I’ll be sharing your video with my students 🙂

  10. Patrick Whitmarsh
    July 28, 2015 at 2:04 pm · Reply

    Best theory and best application to singles and doubles! I’ll be working on this today. Thank you so much. Pat

  11. Ken DeHart
    July 28, 2015 at 1:52 pm · Reply

    Good job Jorge. Great to see the family involve. Everyone is looking great.

    All the best,

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