In this exercise the player will serve from different distances to the net trying to hit the serve into the service box every time.
The player will alternate throwing a tennis ball as far as possible, with fast explosive serves. The idea is to work on accelerating the arm and then transferring this motion to the serve.
This is a useful exercise to test the balance and finishing position on the serve. The player is asked to hold the finish. The player should land on the front leg with the back leg in the air. The racquet head should be pointing down in front of the body. The player should try to hold the landing for 2 …
Everyone understands the importance of watching the ball in tennis but many people wrongly believe that this does not apply to the serve. Here is a drill to help you improve your tracking ability when serving.
Ideally the player should learn to hit the serve in any direction off the same toss. The best way to practice this is for the coach to stand behind the player as the player serves. Once the ball is in the air, the coach will yell: T or wide. The player should serve accordingly. This drill fosters the ability to …
Exercise 1 Self Feed Here is a good way to practice the serve plus the next shot without a partner or in a large group setting where everyone is working on the serve. The player serves, tosses a ball up, gets in position and hits the ball to the other side as if hitting the opponent’s return. The player can …
This is a great drill to work on improving toss accuracy and balance. The player stands at the baseline and tries to serve without moving his/her feet, pressing a ball between them. The idea is to help the player find a tossing position where the body remains in balance throughout the serve.
In this video you will understand how to hit the three different types of serve: flat, slice and kick. The video will use the analogy of a clock to accelerate your understanding.
The video describes in detail the best way to take your racquet back to serve and emphasizes the importance of getting to a clean “power position.”
The video will describe the two acceptable stances to serve: The platform stance and the pin point stance.