The Return of Serve. Always make the return of serve. Stay at least 1 foot behind the baseline and in a ready position. If you are not at least 1 foot behind the line, you will miss a deep serve. Hit the ball slow and well over the net height to allow yourself time to get to the no volley zone line. Aim your shot 5 foot from the base line and 1 foot from the center line (usually their back hand). This is not the time to try and hit a winner. The receiving team has the advantage because both players should be at the no volley line before the serving team.