Hit Your SpotUse your tossing shoulder to point to where you want your serve to go. Your feet stay in the same position, but your hips will adjust to allow your shoulder to go the direction you need it to. When you can control your serve, you can aim for your opponents weakness.
Watch the BallDon’t make the mistake of looking up for the ball before you’ve tossed it. Follow the ball from your starting position all the way until you hit it over the net.
The Slice ServeLike any other slice shot in Tennis, to hit a good Slice Serve, toss the ball way out in front of your body and out wide. By the time you swing through to hit the ball, you’ll be hitting it at a lower trajectory. This makes the ball pull away and stay low.
The Serve FundamentalsThe toss controls where the ball will go once you hit it. Wherever your tossing shoulder is pointed to is where the ball will end up. If your serve is going long, you’re most likely tossing the ball behind you. If your serve is going into the net, you’re likely tossing too low. Don’t stress […]
The Serve RoutineYour serve routine is entirely up to you. It should be whatever makes you most comfortable while finding your grip and getting your tossing arm set. No matter what you include in your routine, remember to keep your body loose and let out an exhale before you serve.
Don’t Bounce the Ball Before You ServeWhen preparing to serve, don’t bounce the ball. There are a couple big problems with bouncing the ball. You never have the right grip when you bounce the ball. And, bouncing the ball forces your weight forward, when you want to have your weight back so you can drive forward through the ball on your […]
The Best Way to Warm Up Your ServeYour serve is the only part of a tennis match that you control 100%. Naturally, how you warm up is an important part of your serve. While there are lots of ways to warm up, you don’t want to come out hitting serves full speed. This warm-up isn’t just a great way to get your […]