Kathy K. - My serve goes long 98pct of the time!!!

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by twocents, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. twocents

    twocents Rookie

    Mar 1, 2004
    Kathy ,
    I've posted my problem a few times and have gotten very good responses. But my serve still goes long MOST of the time.
    Your Web sight is awsome. I just hapened to read your tip on serving:
    "Afraid it will go long? Just try to serve long. Go ahead, try. You'll find that it's not as easy as you think.
    Besides, long is better because some long serves don't get called out.
    Count your bad serves and you'll see that when you have a bad serving day, it's not because you're missing long: it's because many serves die in the net. So try to play whole matches without netting a serve.
    All decent serves must come close to the service line, so a certain percentage are going to miss long. But only the rare cannonball serve should come close to the net".
    Tossing "forward into the court" seems to help the most. The problem is getting it there. I started using a longbody which forces me to toss higher and get more wrist snap.Do you have any other suggestions?

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