I Want A 120 MPH Serve

davel977

New User
Here is the video of my serve. The first two I just tossed directly to my racket with a probation. The last serve I just hit a easy, relaxed, full serve. Reviewing the video, I see that it wasn’t just a wrist snap, and I did pull my arm back and swing a bit on the first two, but regardless I think the wrist snap is a big problem for people who serve sub 100 mph. Edit: forgot to post link.
Not sure if anyone is still following this thread, but I’ve been working on my serve and I think I may have added an extra 5-10 mph into it. First thing I did was that I make sure to bring my elbow all the way up to the ball to ensure contact at the highest possible point. This has increased my mph and consistency on my flat serve, while also eliminating my frequent elbow injuries. Second thing I did is to swing all the way through the ball and fall into the same direction of my shot. Saves my shoulder a bit while giving me better momentum in the direction of the ball. Third, I changed my pinpoint stance so my right foot doesn’t come all the way past my left foot. I lost a lot of momentum from not being able to rotate my torso all the way through because of this.
 

Dragy

Hall of Fame
Not sure if anyone is still following this thread, but I’ve been working on my serve and I think I may have added an extra 5-10 mph into it. First thing I did was that I make sure to bring my elbow all the way up to the ball to ensure contact at the highest possible point. This has increased my mph and consistency on my flat serve, while also eliminating my frequent elbow injuries. Second thing I did is to swing all the way through the ball and fall into the same direction of my shot. Saves my shoulder a bit while giving me better momentum in the direction of the ball. Third, I changed my pinpoint stance so my right foot doesn’t come all the way past my left foot. I lost a lot of momentum from not being able to rotate my torso all the way through because of this.
You’ve been serving hard. Have a new vid?
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
Not sure if anyone is still following this thread, but I’ve been working on my serve and I think I may have added an extra 5-10 mph into it. First thing I did was that I make sure to bring my elbow all the way up to the ball to ensure contact at the highest possible point. This has increased my mph and consistency on my flat serve, while also eliminating my frequent elbow injuries. Second thing I did is to swing all the way through the ball and fall into the same direction of my shot. Saves my shoulder a bit while giving me better momentum in the direction of the ball. Third, I changed my pinpoint stance so my right foot doesn’t come all the way past my left foot. I lost a lot of momentum from not being able to rotate my torso all the way through because of this.
This might help you
 

Kevo

Legend
Here is the video of my new serve. Can’t actually tell if it’s objectively faster, but it feels more solid. This serve was also done with a very very flat ball.
Looks quite good. I don't like to see that head jerk to the side like that though. Maybe it's the video perspective, but it seems excessive.
 
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