Originally Posted by RoddickAce
This seems to be my biggest problem at the moment, I will try to stay more sideways, thanks!
Keeping the shoulders at the side fence is one of the hardest things to do. This will feel very unnatural, I guarantee it. In fact, at first, you may actually shank some serves very wide... or even into the side fence... as you get used to it.
But trust that your wrist/arms will make the natural adjustments the swing after some repetition. Always keep in mind that the contact point of the strings to the ball is not fully *behind* the ball. It actually is a little under the ball and also contacting the side of the ball closest to you.
Once you can keep your shoulders sideways and hit the serve in, you will have hit a kick serve. Even if it is really slow.