Follow through in the flat serve?

zill

Professional
Many big servers have almost zero follow through in their first serves. Thiem though has full follow through on the flat serve. Why is this? I can understand why the second serve do no require much follow through. But with the first serve why almost zero follow through? By follow through I mean racquet finishing behind the body.



They call the follow through the "DAB" in this video. Federer and some others look like they finish with the racquet moving across their body.

 
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Crocodile

Hall of Fame
Both first and second serves have follow through's and you need to have them so you don't do damage to your shoulder which has to internally rotate when you hit your serve. Lack of follow through is more a sign of kinetic chain break down in early stages of the kinetic chain.
 

Boubi

Rookie
Many big servers have almost zero follow through in their first serves. Thiem though has full follow through on the flat serve. Why is this? I can understand why the second serve do no require much follow through. But with the first serve why almost zero follow through? By follow through I mean racquet finishing behind the body.



They call the follow through the "DAB" in this video. Federer and some others look like they finish with the racquet moving across their body.

Because fast (flat) serves do not provide you any free time, in other words the ball is returned Too fast
 
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