I don't toss the ball high enough on my serve- Can you help?

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  1. poncho

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    My service toss is too low. Can you give me some advice on how to correct this problem? Is there some method to help me toss the ball higher?
     
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  2. sinneTennis

    sinneTennis New User

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    Yeah.

    You just throw it higher. o_O
     
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  3. croatian sensation

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    Mine too..and then it goes into the net.
    But I don't see any solution other than focusing on tossing the ball higher.
    It works, but then I mess up the service motion. I'm a lost case :)
     
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  4. Bodacious DVT

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    go to the back fence/curtain and go through your service motion. at the point of contact, you want the racket to be holding the ball against the fence. you should be fully extended throughout your body.

    repeat this until you are extending correctly by tossing the ball higher.
     
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  5. andymac1

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    Throw it higher...
     
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  6. dunloplayah

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    worked on this with my pro today. By tossing higher and reaching higher, I was able to get more time to set up my arm, keep my wrist loose and then add power to the hit, making a nice angle over the net and in the service box almost every time! It works! just be consistent with your toss, try not to spin it to much when it leaves your hand. Good luck, it works!
     
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  7. LarougeNY

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    Throw it higher. Build up a routine, not like nadal's or maria sharapova's since they're annoyingly long, and toss up the ball higher and practice the routine. Then it should be like a reflex instead of something you think about.
     
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  8. 10s talk

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    just let go of the ball when you tossing arm is fully extended (vertical)
     
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  9. FiveO

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    Not quite as simple as just "toss the ball higher".

    While that's the obvious "fix", the ball still needs to get to the optimal contact point and with the longer ball flight you'll also need to slow the racquet arm reaching the power or trophy position. If you don't slow it prior to that checkpoint, you'll be forced to stop and/or lose speed going from there to contact.

    Good luck,

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  10. zapvor

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    this sounds like good advice. i should go try this. thank you.
     
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  11. damasta55

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    look at the ball and reach. perhaps bend your knees. you don't need to toss the ball 10ft high if you're 5 ft tall , lol.
     
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  12. Jyles

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    hmm, throw it high, watch where the ball is, and hit it. practice like the other guy said on a fence :! thats what i did until i got the contact of hitting the ball correctly.
     
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  13. zapvor

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    hey i tried this out today, and it seemed to work until i pulled a muscle, so thanks a lot for this tip!
     
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  14. Bodacious DVT

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    lol. i forgot to mention that stretching before you play helps.
     
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  15. zapvor

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    lol yea. now i am taking back my thanks!
     
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  16. Bodacious DVT

    Bodacious DVT Semi-Pro

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    sorry, thought it was common knowledge:(
     
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  17. zapvor

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    you better be sorry. haha
     
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