Hit UP on your serve

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Marius_Hancu, May 26, 2006.

  1. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

    Oct 29, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    Well, this is my tip of the day:)

    Do your rocking motion/weight transfer, and hit UP on your serve, don't try to send the ball on a straight-line trajectory ending at the target point (should you do that, it will, most of the time, end up in the net), but try to aim at contact towards a point higher than that on the same vertical.

    The ball will curve down under gravity, the lashing effect of the arm (simultaneous with the forearm pronation), and as a result of the spin which you need to impart for control purposes. Your knee bend and your hip rotation should help with that.

    Especially effective on the kick serve. Your ball trajectory will be higher, and it will also kick higher after impact.

    Comments welcome, of course.
  2. Roddick The Beast

    Roddick The Beast Banned

    Apr 7, 2006
    See my stickies for more details. Also see links in those threads, and the sub-links in those threads.
  3. Wtitanium

    Wtitanium New User

    Apr 18, 2006
    Or you could take growth enhancement pills, and then be like 5 inches taller, and then hit it straight.

    Good advice.
  4. mclee025

    mclee025 Rookie

    Jun 26, 2005
    Thanks for another great tip Marius. Can you elaborate on how high that aim point is?

    I'm sure it varies with the type of serve, so how high is that aim point for a good kick serve. Also, can you tell me how much the ball clears the net by on a decent serve of this nature?

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