Serves

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  1. EgYpTiAnMaTT91

    EgYpTiAnMaTT91 Rookie

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    For some reason I CAN'T seem to get my serves in. It's really frustrating. I try to serve with a continental grip, but I can't get enough spin on it. Then I tried switching to something more along the lines of a semi-western grip, but it still doesn't work. I either hit it into the net or too long. And my toss is really inconsistent. Can anyone give me tips on how to improve my serve?

    Thanks
     
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  2. supersmash

    supersmash Semi-Pro

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    Fix your toss. Throw it a little into the court.
     
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  3. All Court

    All Court Rookie

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    Change your toss. You can get more spin, and get a lot more consistent. The toss is everything.

    It's likely you're tossing up with your wrist and fingers to propel the ball, and uncoiling from the elbow.

    Toss with a straight arm, and try to sort of "push" the ball up. That's the best advice I've ever gotten.

    Get a hopper and serve for a while.
     
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  4. cadfael_tex

    cadfael_tex Professional

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    Ditto. Toss has always been my downfall. If you fix it, things will become much simpler. Or so I'm told ;)
     
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  5. nViATi

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    there isn't really any single tip that can instantly improve your serve. all you can do is keep practicing it
     
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  6. Burt Turkoglu

    Burt Turkoglu Rookie

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    .....learn to serve with the continental....take a lesson if need be....videotape the lesson if allowed so you can review it before you practice.....practice, practice, practice. Use a video recorder to tape your serve practices....
     
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