I had this really strange game of singles in my university league the other day. I lost, as the better player won but even as I only took fifteen points off him over two games, the match lasted almost an hour. The main problem was that when each of us got the serve, we couldn't actually do anything with it. 99% of them were high serves deep into the back of the court but we just kept smashing, deceptively dropping and punch-clearing into our respective backhand corners. Needless to say, he managed to do more with his serve than I did but it made me think a lot about my positioning and stance on court during those situations. Let's assume that the score is 0:0 and I'm on serve. I serve high and deep into the back of the court. Naturally, I like to position myself in the centre of the court but slightly to the left to cover my backhand corner a bit better. I've experimented different stances (square to the net, racket foot leading) and postures (upright, leaning back, leaning forwards) but I can't get one which I find to be effective. Can anyone out there give me some advice on this? Cheers.