Originally Posted by widmerpool
Any good tips you guys have for the serve? I have an almost-8 year old. I know you both have younger kids.
Just lining up and randomly slapping at the ball and telling him to reach up doesn't seem to be a winner.
Have them learn a slice first. It will force them to have the racquet in the proper (palm down) position at the top. This will make it easier to introduce the flat serve later on.