Pure Tennis Tip: The Serve

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Tennis Serving, Tennis Tips, Updates | 0 comments

Pure Tennis Tip: The Serve


Name: Serve – Keeping Your Balance on One Leg.Objective: Learn proper balance on the serve by hitting the ball and stopping at the contact point while maintaining balance on the front leg.

Description: Proper balance on the serve is critical. It is the first step in creating consistency in your serves. To add more power to your serves, you must use proper weight transfer, which relies on proper balance.

In this month’s drill, keeping your balance on one leg after the serve can help your student to improve several aspects of the serve. For example:

1. Tossing the ball in front of the body. This allows a player to properly transfer their body weight into the shot.
2. Stopping at the contact point reinforces the upward movement to maintain a consistent contact point.
3. It serves as a checkpoint to balance your body. Staying on one leg shows whether or not your weight transfer is in the same direction    as where you are trying to hit the ball. Weight transfer in any other direction will force the player to lose balance.

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