Originally Posted by widmerpool
Anything worthwhile on the serve.
Getting any traction at all with my 8 y/o on the serve is a pain.
The 1st serve instruction video on VTA was excellent. I followed it up with the 7 video pro serve analysis playlist on youtube by tennis oxygen. The good thing happened in this sequence is that while the first one gave a clear cut instruction on how to serve with all reference positions etc, the second one brought forward all the subtle difference between the serve of various pros. There were quite a few 'aah-haa' moments where we could see how most pros have subtle differences but the overall technique is fairly similar bringing forward the point that its ok to deviate a bit from the exact sequence as long as the flow is natural and timing is near perfect. Hope it helps your kid as well.