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Old 12-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #148
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... this thread is ... about what practical steps I (or anyone else like me) can take to improve their serve.

As far as my serve goes, I have begun taking some small steps and will post more video soon to see if I am on the right track. Some of the small adjustments I am attempting to make:

-keep the motion moving and flowing...no stops or hitches.
-better platform to start...no "happy feet"
-more consistent and smoother toss...into the court to the right more
-keep the palm downward...no "waiters tray"
-more "cartwheel" motion
-lead with the edge more and pronate into the ball more
In addition to the considerations you mention above, one of the things I've been doing that has increased both the consistency and speed of my serve is focusing on relaxing both my grip and my wrist. Focusing mainly on a very relaxed wrist snap.

I'll try to remember to post some vids of what I'm talking about.
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