Seeing a net player just standing and waiting for a ball to be hit right to them drives me crazy. It also gives the returner a sense of
calm and confidence. Having a simple goal in mind, and knowing that a basic cross court shot will safely get them into the point, puts almost no pressure on your opponent. Be active and
unpredictable at net. Poach more and keep the receiver wondering where they will need to hit for a safe return. You are responsible for more than just a few balls that come down the line you
know. Keeping them guessing will cause them to hit weaker, less decisive shots, as well as make more errors. Try it ! You'll have more fun, get a better workout, and win more matches.