Calibrating your Serve Long, Short

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Tennis is all about being able to adjust when necessary. It is not uncommon for players to finish a match and complain about hitting every serve in the net or every serve long. Here is a drill to help them adjust when needed.

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Calibrating your Serve Left, Right

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Here is a great exercise to help you develop precision on the serve. The idea is to purposely hit right of your intended target, then left and then at the target. The small adjustments will make you a much better server.

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Learning to Serve by Throwing

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Serving is nothing else than throwing the racquet at the ball. The building blocks for a great serve are throws. Here are a couple of examples of how one can practice the serve through throwing.

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Checking for Balance on the Serve

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A great way to check if you are serving in balance is by checking the landing. If you are able to land on balance you where most likely balanced throughout the whole motion. Here is how to do this.

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Using Kangaroo Jumps and Cones to Improve the Serve

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The player will alternate kangaroo jumps, with serves over a cone barrier emphasizing the use of an explosive jump when serving. The cones shown in the video are ideal for this drill. They are the right height and if the player lands on them, they will collapse. Load and Frequency: The player should try to jump as soon as possible …

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Using One –Arm, Frontal Medicine Ball Throws to Improve the Serve

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The player will alternate throwing a small medicine ball one handed with a serve like motion but facing the net, with fast explosive serves. The idea is to work on accelerating the arms and then transferring this motion to the serve. Load and Frequency: The player should throw 5 or 6 times as fast as possible and then serve 4 …

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Using One -Arm weighted ball to Improve the Serve

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The player will alternate throwing a weighted ball one handed with a serve like motion, with fast explosive serves. The idea is to work on accelerating the arms and then transferring this motion to the serve. Load and Frequency: The player should throw 5 or 6 times as fast as possible and then serve 4 to 6 times at maximum …

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Control your Body for a Better Toss

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Many times problems with the toss are related to a lack of balance or to an incorrect shift of the body weight, rather than to faults in the tossing arm. Let’s look at the correct way to use the body when tossing.

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