Forward-Jumping Serve

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by eric, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. eric

    eric New User

    Apr 14, 2004
    Something I have noticed while watching the pros is that after making airborne contact, they land on their left foot (for right-hander) well inside the baseline. Then, they balance on the left for a bit before moving forward with their right foot. When I serve I land on or just inside the baseline and immediately put my right foot forward. What can I do to increase how much further I land inside the court and how long I balance on my left foot after serving?

    Thanks in advance
  2. TennsDog

    TennsDog Hall of Fame

    Feb 26, 2004
    Get better weight transfer onto your front foot; toss the ball further in front of your body and into the court; try a bit more a knee bend (depending on how much you are using already). All of these things should get your body moving more into the court and with a good service motion you should be able to maintain balance through it as well.
  3. TwistServe

    TwistServe Guest

    The trick to this is timing your legs right, and a good ball toss into the court.. When I can get a good toss into the court, my kickserves are really penetrating.. Otherwise, it has good spin but doesnt do much and easily attackable.

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