Throughout the last 20 years, when returning serves, most of the world’s best players have looped the long serves and pushed short on the short serves. In order to attack first, about 90% of the elite serves have been short. This information has trickled down to even the lowest of the club level players. I heard many many many club players repeating, “Com’on, serve short!”
SERVING SHORT has been the theme of coaches and players in an attempt to stop the receiver from looping the serve.