Originally Posted by Rozroz
yea, i'm a tennis midget (1.70m), so i guess the pinky trick is extra useful.
in fact, it immediately made the whole serve relaxed and flowing, as TennisCJC said.
P.S - should i do it on all the serves? on the more spinny serves it felt weirder.
Holding the racquet with just a couple or three fingers is called "charming" the racquet and it's something that pros and good players have been doing since the beginning of tennis. It enables you to whip the racquet more, ie., increasing racquet head speed, and it's used for groundstrokes as well as serves.