If you are playing a lefty and struggling to return the lefty's spin serve on the "ad" side, adjust your position by taking a step or two FORWARD as well as TO YOUR LEFT towards the alley. Most lefties do not serve as well "down the T" so you can afford to cheat positionally towards the alley. But the key is also to move forward a step.
Nancy Grimes, Tennis Pro, Bedford, NH
The split step is important to success on the tennis court at all levels of play yet many recreational players completely skip it. Split step as your opponent takes his or her racket back and you will be balanced and ready for your next shot.
Alejandro Andres, Tennis Director, Hampshire Hills, Milford, NH