Are You Ready To Take The Important Tennis Lesson?

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  • 1. 

    How high should the ball be tossed for the serve?

    • A.

      A. just above the head

    • B.

      B. a little higher than the top of the racket when the arm is fully extended over the head

    • C.

      C. shoulder high

    • D.

      D. three feet above the extended left hand

    Correct Answer
    B. B. a little higher than the top of the racket when the arm is fully extended over the head
    Explanation
    The correct answer is b. a little higher than the top of the racket when the arm is fully extended over the head. This answer suggests that the ball should be tossed slightly higher than the top of the racket when the arm is fully extended over the head. This allows the player to have enough height to hit the ball with power and accuracy. Tossing the ball too low or too high may result in a weak or inaccurate serve.

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  • 2. 

    When serving, and as the arm reaches for the tossed ball, a player should transfer weight to

    • A.

      A. neither foot

    • B.

      B. the back foot.

    • C.

      C. either foot.

    • D.

      D. the front foot.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. the front foot.
    Explanation
    When serving in a game, it is important for a player to transfer their weight to the front foot as they reach for the tossed ball. This allows for better balance and power in the serve. By transferring weight to the front foot, the player can generate more force and momentum to hit the ball with accuracy and speed. This also helps in maintaining stability and control during the serve.

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  • 3. 

    Where is the first serve in every game made from?

    • A.

      A. either the right or left court, depending on where the last game ended

    • B.

      B. the right service court

    • C.

      C. behind the baseline, to the right of the center mark

    • D.

      D. behind the baseline in line with the left alley

    Correct Answer
    C. C. behind the baseline, to the right of the center mark
    Explanation
    In tennis, the first serve in every game is made from behind the baseline, to the right of the center mark. This is the standard position for serving in tennis. The server must stand behind the baseline and to the right of the center mark in order to serve the ball into the opponent's service box. This position allows for a fair and consistent start to each game.

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  • 4. 

    To step on the line while serving is called a

    • A.

      A. let serve.

    • B.

      B. double fault.

    • C.

      C. foot fault

    • D.

      D. let ball.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. foot fault
    Explanation
    When a player steps on the line while serving, it is considered a "foot fault." This means that the player has violated the rules of serving by touching or crossing the baseline or the center line with their foot. This can result in a penalty or the loss of a point. The term "foot fault" is commonly used in tennis to describe this specific infraction during a serve.

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  • 5. 

    If, on a first serve, the server swings at the ball and misses it, what should happen?

    • A.

      A. He or she would repeat the first serve

    • B.

      B. It would be loss of point

    • C.

      C. He or she would only get a second serve

    • D.

      D. Nothing. He or she may swing any number of times as long as no contact is made

    Correct Answer
    C. C. He or she would only get a second serve
    Explanation
    If the server swings at the ball and misses it on the first serve, they would only get a second serve. This means that they would not get a third attempt at serving and would have to continue with the game after the second serve.

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  • 6. 

    If, when serving into the right service court on the second serve, the ball hits within the service court, what should happen?

    • A.

      A. legal, ball in play

    • B.

      B. point for receiver

    • C.

      C. loss of point for server

    • D.

      D. legal, ball in play and points for receiver

    Correct Answer
    A. A. legal, ball in play
    Explanation
    When serving into the right service court on the second serve, if the ball hits within the service court, it should be considered legal and the ball is in play. This means that the server has successfully completed their serve and the game continues without any penalties or points awarded to either the server or the receiver.

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  • 7. 

    On the second serve, the ball touches the net and falls into the proper court. How many serves is the server entitled to?

    • A.

      A. one

    • B.

      B. two

    • C.

      C. none

    • D.

      D. any number

    Correct Answer
    A. A. one
    Explanation
    The server is entitled to one serve. This is because in tennis, if the ball touches the net on the serve and still lands in the proper court, it is considered a let serve. In a let serve, the server gets another chance to serve. Therefore, the server is entitled to one more serve after the ball touches the net and falls into the proper court.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following would be one of the most common reasons for hitting the serve into the net?

    • A.

      A. throwing the ball too far back, causing the server to bend back to hit the ball

    • B.

      B. throwing the ball too high, causing the timing of the swing to be off

    • C.

      C. throwing the ball too far to the left, causing the server to hit the ball overhead

    • D.

      D. throwing the ball too far forward, causing the server to reach for the ball

    Correct Answer
    D. D. throwing the ball too far forward, causing the server to reach for the ball
    Explanation
    Throwing the ball too far forward can cause the server to reach for the ball, leading to hitting the serve into the net. When the ball is thrown too far forward, the server has to stretch their arm out in front of them to make contact with the ball, which can disrupt the timing and coordination of the swing. This can result in the ball not clearing the net and hitting it instead.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following would be one of the most common reasons for hitting the serve high or lifting it beyond the baseline?

    • A.

      A. throwing the ball too far forward, causing the server to reach for the ball

    • B.

      B. throwing the ball too far back, causing the server to bend back to hit the ball

    • C.

      C. throwing the ball too high, causing the timing of the swing to be off

    • D.

      D. throwing the ball too far to the left, causing the server to hit the ball over head

    Correct Answer
    B. B. throwing the ball too far back, causing the server to bend back to hit the ball
  • 10. 

    What type of grip is used for a volley for an advanced player?

    • A.

      A. forehand

    • B.

      B. continental and forehand.

    • C.

      C. backhand

    • D.

      D. continental

    Correct Answer
    D. D. continental
    Explanation
    The correct answer is d. continental. The continental grip is commonly used for volleys by advanced players. This grip allows for better control and maneuverability of the racket when hitting the ball at the net. It is a versatile grip that can be used for both forehand and backhand volleys.

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  • 11. 

    When does the server change serving position from right to left court?

    • A.

      A. after every game

    • B.

      B. after every set

    • C.

      C. after every point

    • D.

      D. after every match

    Correct Answer
    C. C. after every point
    Explanation
    The server changes serving position from right to left court after every point. This is a common rule in tennis where the server alternates the serving side after each point is played. This ensures fairness and equal opportunity for both players to serve from both sides of the court throughout the match.

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  • 12. 

    A backhand volley backswing

    • A.

      A. uses more shoulder action.

    • B.

      B. uses wrist action

    • C.

      C. uses elbow action

    • D.

      D. should be short and shoulder high.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. should be short and shoulder high.
    Explanation
    The correct answer, option d, states that a backhand volley backswing should be short and shoulder high. This means that when executing a backhand volley, the player should keep their backswing compact and bring the racket to a position that is level with their shoulder. This allows for better control and accuracy when hitting the ball. Using a longer backswing or not bringing the racket to shoulder height may result in a less effective shot.

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  • 13. 

    What does the term volley mean?

    • A.

      A. to return the ball high in the air over the opponent's head

    • B.

      B. to return the ball before it strikes the court

    • C.

      C. to return the ball on the first bounce

    • D.

      D. to return the ball so as to ensure winning the point

    Correct Answer
    B. B. to return the ball before it strikes the court
    Explanation
    The term volley in tennis refers to returning the ball before it strikes the court. This means that the player hits the ball in mid-air, without letting it bounce on the ground. This technique is often used to take control of the point and put pressure on the opponent. It requires good hand-eye coordination and timing.

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  • 14. 

    In hitting a volley, where should the ball be contacted?

    • A.

      A. behind you and above the level at the net

    • B.

      B. in front of you

    • C.

      C. behind you and as high as possible

    • D.

      D. to the side, stretched to the right

    Correct Answer
    B. B. in front of you
    Explanation
    When hitting a volley, it is important to contact the ball in front of you. This allows for better control and accuracy in directing the ball. Contacting the ball behind you or to the side would make it difficult to generate power and control the direction of the shot. Contacting the ball above the level of the net may result in hitting the ball too high and potentially out of bounds. Therefore, the correct answer is to contact the ball in front of you.

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  • 15. 

    A volley is most effective when hit

    • A.

      A. at knee level.

    • B.

      B. at your opponent.

    • C.

      C. with a loose wrist.

    • D.

      D. with a firm wrist

    Correct Answer
    D. D. with a firm wrist
    Explanation
    A volley is most effective when hit with a firm wrist because a firm wrist allows for better control and accuracy when hitting the ball. It helps to stabilize the racket and generate power, making it easier to direct the ball towards the desired location. A loose wrist may result in a lack of control and precision, leading to a less effective shot. Therefore, hitting a volley with a firm wrist is crucial for success in tennis.

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  • 16. 

    Where should the volley be taken?

    • A.

      A. 8-10' from the net

    • B.

      B. between the service line and the baseline

    • C.

      C. on the service line

    • D.

      D. behind the baseline

    Correct Answer
    A. A. 8-10' from the net
    Explanation
    The volley should be taken 8-10' from the net. This position allows the player to be close enough to the net to hit the ball with power and control, while also giving them enough time to react to their opponent's shots. Being closer to the net also puts pressure on the opponent and gives the player more opportunities to hit winners. Being too close to the net or too far behind the baseline would limit the player's options and make it harder to execute a successful volley.

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  • 17. 

    What is the set position before hitting a forehand volley?

    • A.

      A. racket head at chest level, elbows in front of the body

    • B.

      B. racket head below the wrist

    • C.

      C. None of these

    • D.

      D. racket face points toward the ground

    Correct Answer
    A. A. racket head at chest level, elbows in front of the body
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a. The set position before hitting a forehand volley is with the racket head at chest level and elbows in front of the body. This position allows for better control and power in the shot. Having the racket head below the wrist or with the racket face pointing toward the ground would not provide the optimal position for a forehand volley.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is true of the volley?

    • A.

      A. The follow-through is very short.

    • B.

      B. The ball is contacted in front of the body.

    • C.

      C. The backswing is very short.

    • D.

      D. All of these.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. All of these.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is d. All of these. This means that all of the statements mentioned in options a, b, and c are true for the volley. The follow-through is indeed very short, the ball is contacted in front of the body, and the backswing is also very short.

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  • 19. 

    What is the main advantage of the volley?

    • A.

      A. It is easier on your elbow

    • B.

      B. It gives the opponent less time to return the ball.

    • C.

      C. It is a stroke which provides plenty of force for execution

    • D.

      D. It has no follow-through

    Correct Answer
    B. B. It gives the opponent less time to return the ball.
    Explanation
    The main advantage of the volley is that it gives the opponent less time to return the ball. This means that the player can put pressure on their opponent and potentially force them into making errors or hitting a weaker shot. By hitting the ball before it bounces, the player can take control of the point and dictate the pace of the game. This can be particularly effective when playing against opponents who struggle with fast-paced shots or have difficulty reacting quickly.

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  • 20. 

    What kind of stroke should you try to make if you are caught out of position and need time to get back in the correct position?

    • A.

      A. drive

    • B.

      B. volley

    • C.

      C. smash

    • D.

      D. lob

    Correct Answer
    D. D. lob
    Explanation
    If you are caught out of position and need time to get back in the correct position, you should try to make a lob stroke. A lob stroke involves hitting the ball high and deep, aiming to send it over your opponent's head and land towards the back of the court. This gives you more time to recover and get back into position, as your opponent will have to move back to retrieve the ball. A lob stroke is a defensive shot that can help you regain control of the point and give you the opportunity to reset and reposition yourself on the court.

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  • 21. 

    What is the primary purpose of the lob?

    • A.

      A. to gain time in order to return to a ready position

    • B.

      B. to give the player time to go to the net

    • C.

      C. All of these

    • D.

      D. to force the opponent from the net

    Correct Answer
    C. C. All of these
    Explanation
    The primary purpose of the lob is to achieve multiple objectives. It allows the player to gain time in order to return to a ready position, giving them a chance to recover and prepare for the opponent's next shot. Additionally, it gives the player time to go to the net if they choose to do so, allowing them to take control of the point and potentially finish it off with a volley. Lastly, the lob can be used strategically to force the opponent away from the net, disrupting their positioning and making it harder for them to execute aggressive shots.

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  • 22. 

    When using a lob, generally, where is it advisable to place the ball?

    • A.

      A. close to the service line

    • B.

      B. to the opponent's backhand

    • C.

      C. just over the opponent's head

    • D.

      D. near the baseline

    Correct Answer
    D. D. near the baseline
    Explanation
    When using a lob, it is advisable to place the ball near the baseline. This allows the ball to be hit high and deep, making it more difficult for the opponent to reach and return. Placing the ball near the baseline also gives the lobber more time to recover and get into a good defensive position.

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  • 23. 

    In using the backhand volley,

    • A.

      A. the racket head never moves.

    • B.

      B. the racket makes a full swing

    • C.

      C. the racket head should drop below the wrist

    • D.

      D. the racket head should be above the wrist

    Correct Answer
    D. D. the racket head should be above the wrist
    Explanation
    In the backhand volley, the correct technique requires the racket head to be above the wrist. This allows for better control and power in the shot. If the racket head is below the wrist, it can lead to a weaker and less accurate shot. By keeping the racket head above the wrist, players are able to generate more force and have better control over the direction of the shot.

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  • 24. 

    What type of play or strokes will a player use at the net?

    • A.

      A. volley

    • B.

      B. groundstroke

    • C.

      C. overhead

    • D.

      D. volley and overhead

    Correct Answer
    D. D. volley and overhead
    Explanation
    A player will use volley and overhead strokes at the net. The volley is a shot where the player hits the ball before it bounces, typically used when the player is close to the net. The overhead, on the other hand, is a shot where the player hits the ball above their head, usually used to return high balls or smashes. Both of these strokes are essential for a player's net game, allowing them to control the point and put pressure on their opponent.

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  • 25. 

    A player has two attempts to get the serve in play. If both attempts fail, it is called

    • A.

      A. drive

    • B.

      B. let.

    • C.

      C. double fault.

    • D.

      D. miss

    Correct Answer
    C. C. double fault.
    Explanation
    If a player fails to get the serve in play after two attempts, it is called a double fault. In tennis, a fault occurs when the server fails to get the ball into the opponent's service box. If the server commits two faults in a row, it is considered a double fault, resulting in the loss of a point. This term is commonly used in tennis to describe this specific situation.

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  • 26. 

    If your opponent lobs you, what is your return stroke called?

    • A.

      A. overhand

    • B.

      B. underhand

    • C.

      C. overhead

    • D.

      D. side arm

    Correct Answer
    C. C. overhead
    Explanation
    When your opponent lobs the ball to you, your return stroke is called an "overhead." This term refers to a stroke where you hit the ball above your head, using a swinging motion to generate power and accuracy. An overhead stroke is commonly used in sports such as tennis or volleyball when the ball is high in the air and requires a forceful hit from above.

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  • 27. 

    What should a player do if he or she is caught at the net by a deep lob?

    • A.

      A. take short, quick steps backward and keep eyes on the ball

    • B.

      B. turn and run toward the baseline, racket back, keeping eyes on the ball

    • C.

      C. run to the baseline as fast as possible and then look for the ball

    • D.

      D. stay at the net and hope it goes out

    Correct Answer
    B. B. turn and run toward the baseline, racket back, keeping eyes on the ball
    Explanation
    When a player is caught at the net by a deep lob, the best course of action is to turn and run toward the baseline, with the racket back and keeping eyes on the ball. This allows the player to maintain good court positioning and be ready to hit the ball when it comes down. Taking short, quick steps backward and keeping eyes on the ball helps the player to track the ball and be prepared for the shot. Running to the baseline as fast as possible and then looking for the ball may result in losing track of the ball and being out of position. Staying at the net and hoping the ball goes out is a passive approach that does not guarantee success.

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  • 28. 

    What is it called when a low ball is returned before it hits the court?

    • A.

      A. a volley

    • B.

      B. a smash

    • C.

      C. a bounce serve

    • D.

      D. a drive

    Correct Answer
    A. A. a volley
    Explanation
    When a low ball is returned before it hits the court, it is called a volley. A volley is a shot in tennis where the player hits the ball in mid-air, without letting it bounce on the ground. This technique is often used when the ball is low and close to the net, allowing the player to quickly return the ball and maintain control of the game. A volley requires good hand-eye coordination and timing to execute successfully.

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  • 29. 

    What is it called when a ball is returned immediately after its bounce?

    • A.

      A. a drive

    • B.

      B. a volley

    • C.

      C. a deep volley

    • D.

      D. a half-volley

    Correct Answer
    D. D. a half-volley
    Explanation
    A half-volley is when a ball is returned immediately after its bounce. This term is commonly used in sports such as tennis and cricket. It refers to a shot where the player hits the ball just as it is bouncing off the ground, usually with a low trajectory. The term "half-volley" is used to distinguish this shot from other types of volleys, which are usually hit before the ball bounces.

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  • 30. 

    Another term for the overhead is the

    • A.

      A. killer.

    • B.

      B. smash

    • C.

      C. mash

    • D.

      D. cruncher

    Correct Answer
    B. B. smash
    Explanation
    The correct answer is b. smash. The term "overhead" refers to the additional costs or expenses that are incurred in the process of running a business or completing a task. "Smash" is another term that can be used to describe something being destroyed or broken. In this context, it can be inferred that "smash" is being used metaphorically to represent the negative impact or destruction caused by overhead costs.

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  • 31. 

    The ball should be released from the tossing hand as the racket begins to swing down.

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    B. B. false
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the ball should be released from the tossing hand before the racket begins to swing down. Releasing the ball too late can result in a mishit or loss of control over the shot. By releasing the ball earlier, the player can time the swing and make better contact with the ball, resulting in a more effective shot.

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  • 32. 

    The left side should point toward the intended direction of the serve.

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    A. A. true
    Explanation
    The statement is true because in serving in various sports such as tennis or volleyball, it is important to have the left side pointing towards the intended direction of the serve. This allows for better accuracy and control over the serve, ensuring that it goes in the desired direction.

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  • 33. 

    The server's elbow and wrist snap the racket head upward and forward.

    • A.

      A. false

    • B.

      B. true

    Correct Answer
    B. B. true
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the server's elbow and wrist movements play a crucial role in generating power and control in a tennis serve. The snap of the wrist and the upward and forward motion of the racket head contribute to the speed and direction of the serve. These movements help in generating topspin, which allows the ball to dip and bounce sharply, making it difficult for the opponent to return.

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  • 34. 

    The ball should be hit with the racket arm fully extended.

    • A.

      A. false

    • B.

      B. true

    Correct Answer
    B. B. true
    Explanation
    To generate maximum power and control, it is important to hit the ball with the racket arm fully extended. This allows for a longer lever and greater acceleration of the racket, resulting in a more powerful shot. Additionally, a fully extended arm helps in maintaining balance and proper technique while hitting the ball. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 35. 

    If the player is right-handed, the ball should be contacted as high as possible and in front of the left foot.

    • A.

      A. false

    • B.

      B. true

    Correct Answer
    B. B. true
    Explanation
    If the player is right-handed, it is true that the ball should be contacted as high as possible and in front of the left foot. This is because right-handed players typically have more strength and control in their dominant hand, which is the right hand. By contacting the ball high and in front of the left foot, the player can generate more power and accuracy in their shot.

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  • 36. 

    The follow-through should be out into the direction of the hit and then down to the left side

    • A.

      A. false

    • B.

      B. true

    Correct Answer
    B. B. true
    Explanation
    The statement is true because in order to have a proper follow-through in a hit, the direction of the follow-through should be towards the intended target and then down to the left side. This ensures that the force and momentum of the hit are directed towards the target and helps to generate power and accuracy in the shot.

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  • 37. 

    The ball should be held in the palm of the tossing hand

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    B. B. false
    Explanation
    The statement "The ball should be held in the palm of the tossing hand" is false. When tossing a ball, it is generally recommended to hold it with the fingers, not in the palm. This allows for better control and accuracy when throwing or catching the ball. Holding it in the palm may result in a weaker and less accurate throw.

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  • 38. 

    During the backswing, the arm should drop behind the head in the "throwing" position

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    A. A. true
    Explanation
    During the backswing in a throwing motion, the arm should indeed drop behind the head. This allows for a greater range of motion and generates more power when throwing an object. It also helps to engage the correct muscles in the shoulder and upper body, leading to a more efficient and effective throw. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 39. 

    The open stance should be used when serving into the left service court.

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    B. B. false
    Explanation
    The open stance should not be used when serving into the left service court. The open stance is typically used when serving into the right service court. When serving into the left service court, the server should use a closed stance, where the front foot is slightly ahead of the back foot and pointing towards the net. This allows for better balance and positioning to hit the serve accurately into the left service court.

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  • 40. 

    The closed stance should be used when serving into the right service court.

    • A.

      A. false

    • B.

      B. true

    Correct Answer
    A. A. false
    Explanation
    The closed stance should not be used when serving into the right service court. The closed stance is typically used when serving into the left service court. When serving into the right service court, the open stance is more commonly used. In the open stance, the server's front foot is positioned towards the net and the back foot is positioned sideways, allowing for better rotation and power generation during the serve.

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