Originally Posted by derickyan
okay i've been playing tennis and whenever i serve i hit it really soft or else it'll just fly all the way out. it also happens sometimes when i have flat hits. i hit it and it would go out. any tips? and yes im pretty much a beginner. i havent played for a while.
Oh well, it sounds like there's a lot of work to be done and not just getting a hint from forumers. It would be best if you could afford a good coach for few hours to show you and explain you some fundamentals. The way I understand, you can actually hit the ball hard but you have no control over the shot. What keeps the ball in the court while hitting hard, is the spin. As for the serve it also depends how tall you are. You might consider to start learning kick serve. There's a whole forum about it somewhere here.