Footwork on my serve.....

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Adam21343245, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. Adam21343245

    Adam21343245 New User

    Mar 16, 2004
    I am having trouble with my footwork on my serve. I am not really sure what to do, My old serve i used to rock back throw it up and supplay my power of my foot, All my weight was on it, I wasent really get much power into it, Now i have been bring my front foot up, still cannot get to much power into it, I cant really Unload on it i am still not using all my weight to jump into the serve. And it feels very awarked. Am i doing it right? Any advice on anything or anything new i can try.?

  2. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

    Feb 19, 2004
    Your weight should actually be on your front foot when you toss. If you have it on your back foot you will have to make sure you toss more out in front because your body will end up moving forward. It is harder to control the toss placement with your wieght on your back foot.

    If you dont toss the ball more out in front your head could actually end up under the ball or near that.

    You can toss the ball with the wieght on your front foot, and slide the back foot up when your ready to go hit the ball. This will allow you to do a proper hip stretch and use your entire side of your body like a pole vaulters pole.

    when the ball is more in front of your body plane when your ready to hit the ball, you will have more power.
  3. Stitch626

    Stitch626 Rookie

    Feb 19, 2004
    That post reminded me of sumthing BB. Is it really a benefit to sliding the back foot up to the front foot before serving? I mean like during the toss and such.

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