Need help with serve

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by rightytopspin79, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. rightytopspin79

    rightytopspin79 Rookie

    Nov 29, 2005
    I've been playing for 3 1/2 yrs and I've been able develop my forehand and 2hbh, but I still haven't been able to develop a dependable serve. I sick of losing to my friends due to service errors. Are there some drills that can help. I know my tosses are crap but I also have a hard time with trunk rotation. Can someone help?:confused:
  2. cliff

    cliff Rookie

    Nov 18, 2004
    The ball toss is key, without a reliable ball toss the serve is difficult to improve. One piece of advice is to keep you tossing arm staight and hold the ball in your finger tips. As you extend the arm from the shoulder open your finger tips and let the ball come out naturally.
    Have a look at some good examples at, there are hundreds of serving examples of the worlds best players, all for free
  3. vndesu

    vndesu Hall of Fame

    Jul 18, 2007
    i agree

    it all depends on the ball toss
    also it would help to throw it out a little to get the forward motion going then yu would go into a jumping forward motion.
    also it depends on what serve yu wanna do
    like flat slice or kick
  4. dunlopfan

    dunlopfan Rookie

    Dec 21, 2006
    For me, I just have to remember to hit the ball when my arm is fully extended so I can get that snap.
  5. ananda

    ananda Professional

    Sep 7, 2007
    besides, someone suggested and i was studying the serve instructions there. seems good.
    anyone have feedback on that site particularly the serve videos. i intend following that, unless people express reservations.
    I have a decent serve at present, but this weeks target is to get the knee-bend and trophy position thing going.

    Someone here had mentioned that weight should be on front foot when tossing, wheres fuzzy says back foot.

    To OP, there are many other gr8 threads on serve, pls check them, many have provided feedback. some drills were suggested in a thread called "drills for serve acceleration"

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