Using Two Rackets to Work on the Timing of the Serve

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Our players swing the racquet in a fluid and practically endless figure 8 motion. Player uses two racquets to increase the weight and get a better feel for the dropping of the racquet head. The players shadow the service motion. The players follow through on the left side of the body and let the racquet continue the swing. The players …

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Serve: Controlling the Non-Dominant Arm

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Catching the ball by leaving the tossing arm up The players toss the ball with their normal tossing motion and try to catch the ball by leaving the tossing arm up. The left arm serves as a control mechanism for the serve. The better the toss the less the player has to move his arm to catch the ball. This …

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Bambinis – Serve Fundamentals – Throwing for Distance

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The key to developing a solid serve is to first develop the ability to throw a ball overhanded with power and control. In this drills young players are asked to try to throw a ball as far as they can, thus preparing them for the very similar motion of serving.

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Minis Serve Basics – Catapult 2

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Here is a nice exercise to work on the serve and overhead with small childre. By placing the ball on the strings as they hold the racquet over their head you help them practice the overhad motion with some success from very early on. Instruct them to try to hit up. You need to hold their racquet head before they …

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