Hi I’m Jason Gerardo at Gold Key Racquet Club
in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona on behalf of Expert Village. Now I want to talk to you
about this right here. We talked about shot selection in the last segment and now we are
going to talk to you about your positioning and what you do about different returners.
For example if you have someone who is lobbing you to death on the returning side you might
want to step back a little bit initially to start off. If you take that away from them
visually you’re not going to give up so much. A lot of times when players get lodged they’ll
stay up here the whole time. You’re still giving that up so if you are staying back
here you are giving them less room and you are also giving yourself room to move forward.
For example, I’ve been lobbed a few times in this match. We are in the third set. I’m
playing Dan. I have been playing him since I was 14 so I need to step back here a little
bit and take that away from him. If I come back here and he still tries it, I have a
good chance of getting this shot right here. Now if I had been up here in this area of
the course, that would have been a tougher shot for me, possibly it would have gotten
my server out of position and we might have been not working together so much. Right here
if I’m set back and my partner knows I can get it then they are going to want to come
in a little bit. They are going to be in better positioning right here. I can take my shot
and we can both continue to move forward.