I think ball contact is essential to perfect your serve motion. I only do shadow swings to warmup the muscles. One thing you might try to replicate contact is to use an unstrung racquet. At least you will go thru the contact point.
I’m not sure. Try starting your toss with the weight shifting to front leg. The serve is about tweaking different parts of your technique. It’s not a bad serve. It’s not like Andy Roddick. But, if you look at his video, it looks like his weight is going forward as he tosses the ball.
Tennis players aren’t known for muscular builds. He has strong legs and you don’t need a beach body build to be a great tennis player. He’s only 40 years old so he’s a relatively young man outside of tennis.
I’ll probably watch it. You have to admit it is an incredible American success story. Like most sports films it will be “based on a true story”. Not necessarily a true story, something I always keep in mind. It should be entertaining anyway.
Brad Gilbert, Darren Cahill and Cliff Richey are not bad. They’ve learned to keep their egos out of their commentary. Don’t get a lot of snarky comments and continual worship and praise favoring one player.
I bought the practice hit 10 years ago and bought a Top Spin Pro during the Covid lockdown. I used both of them. I’ve been playing for decades and they are great for tweaking your game. I was able to change to a semi-western from an eastern forehand grip in a few weeks. The practice hit allows...