Serve forward momentum...

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by BSousa, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. BSousa

    BSousa Rookie

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    When I'm bored at home, and there is no court available, I usually go through my service motion.

    Unfortunally my ceiling is rather low so I can't -jump- up as usually pushing with my legs.

    So here is my problem, whenever I practise the ball toss, wriste rotation, back bending and racquet scratching the back and then the 'hitting' of the fictious ball. After the 'hitting' I tend to have to walk 2-3 steps forward so I don't lose balance.

    When I'm able to jump, I just tend to land maybe a foot at most inside the court, which is about 1/4 or even less of the forward movement I do if I don't jump to maintain balance.

    I was wondering if this is normal, or without the jump, I'm putting too much forward momentum in my serve.

    Thanks
    Bruno
     
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  2. Exxion

    Exxion New User

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    i think that more forward momentum=more speed/power which is good. the only reason i think u should lower your forward momentum is if you fault a lot but i could be wrong
     
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  3. kevhen

    kevhen Hall of Fame

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    You are applying alot of forward energy to the ball, so maybe this is why you fall forward farther when not actually striking the ball.
     
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  4. ucd_ace

    ucd_ace Semi-Pro

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    Momentum and the shifting of your weight iis where you get your power for your serve. Watching college players and futures tournaments, most of those players toss the ball far out into the court to get that momentum into the shot. I suggest that if you have to take those extra steps that you follow your serve into the net so you don't get caught in no-man's-land.
     
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  5. GrahamIsSuper

    GrahamIsSuper Semi-Pro

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    Or, don't watch your serve go in, split step immediately, and watch your opponent's racket to get a step up on the next shot. Be aware.
     
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