serve going long

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by lawrence, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. lawrence

    lawrence Hall of Fame

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    my serve has been going long recently, so i tried tossing the ball slightly forward.. but as a result i end up with a net ball

    what would you suggest i try next? i was struggling with my service games all night
     
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  2. bad_call

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    hard to say without seeing a vid. maybe toss slightly forward and higher so u can contact the ball higher thus clearing the net.
     
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  3. sboo

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    I always try to put more emphasis on pronating and wrist-snap as well making sure to have a smooth toss so they ball isn't flying everywhere.
     
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  4. LeeD

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    Practice.
    Obviously, if you can't find the fine line between too long and too short, you have not practiced enough. Practice and find it.
    Best to use some form of continental grip, some pronation on flat first serves, and a topspin second serve that arcs it's way into the court.
     
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