trying topspin serve

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by andyroddick's mojo, May 12, 2006.

  1. andyroddick's mojo

    andyroddick's mojo Professional

    Jan 2, 2006
    Can someone give decent detailed instruction on a topspin serve, such as racket movement, ball toss, etc. I've been trying to do one properly. I toss it slightly in front of me. Not too much behind my head or to the right. and then I try come up behind the ball then over it. Most of my shots end up going in the net though. Help is appreciated, thanks.
  2. papa

    papa Hall of Fame

    Jul 13, 2004
    There have been many excellent discussions about this that you might want to reference by doing a quick search. The more you stroke (brush) the ball from 6 - 12 the more topspin you'll achieve. Forget about going "over" the top of the ball - you can't do it and even if you could it would do nothing productive for you.

    Also try keeping your shoulders sideways longer rather than opening up too early and use more leg bend.

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