HELP on serve

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Tigerarp1, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Tigerarp1

    Tigerarp1 Rookie

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    I serve from a pinpoint stance. When I slide my front foot forward, I cant seem to get it to plant. It juts slides forward w/ to where my right and left foot toes are right on the line, and I am facing the net. This is killing all the power that I build up with my shoulder rotation, becuase I am only able to use half of it. Can anyone help me solve this problem? any drills? Should I place an obsticle in front of my feet, to keep myself from sliding my back foot too far forward? I have a good serve... and can serve around 90mph, but I feel like im loosing SOOOOO much momentum.
     
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  2. TwistServe

    TwistServe Guest

    Well it takes some practice to get the timing down.. WHen i first changed to the pinpoint stance, I lost a lot of power too.. After awhile I got the timing right..

    Also, are you doing a feet drag or "step up".. If you're trying to drag your feet and it wont plant, try just steping up into position.
     
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  3. Tigerarp1

    Tigerarp1 Rookie

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    I drag my backfoot. I think that may be the problem, becuase it just keeps dragging throughout the motion... I guess I should try to drag it into my left foot, that way it will have to stop.
     
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  4. living4tennis

    living4tennis New User

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    I struggled with this stance and the flat serve in general until I modified my footwork. From the balanced ready position arms reaching into the court, I step back with the back foot first then I slide it forward as I am starting the toss into the court. My right side has never stopped moving and I reach up as high as I can and swing. Concentrate on keeping your tossing arm up as long as possible. Listen to sound of your back foot sliding up and then hit the ball. Don't worry about where the back foot winds up. If you're footfaulting you'll have to move back a little at first. This works for me maybe you can try it. Try to relax at first and get aggressive when it's time to swing.
     
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