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Is the service motion you feel most comfortable shadow swinging at home also the best service motion for you on the court?
Let me state my situation in more detail. I am trying to settle on a precise service motion. Got two. I know ultimately the decision is made on the court but am curious if I can basically choose the one that feels best and most natural when I shadow swing?Need more options. Not sure how to answer this. Some players will do serve shadow swings primarily to exercise or dynamically stretch the core, shoulder and arm (and possibly the legs and other body parts).
Some players will perform serve shadow swings pretty much the way they actually serve. Other players might purposely exaggerate some parts of the service motion with shadow swings. You sometimes also see this with the first few warm-up serves from the pros -- they are often not hitting those serves the same way they will do in a matchn -- perhaps they incorporate much less knee bend and are not leaving the court (jumping) much -- or at all.
And then there are many who believe they are shadow swinging their serve in exactly the same way that they want to hit their serves -- but they are not, in reality, faithfully doing so.
I don't see why not. But perhaps you need to video your shadow swings to see if you are really executing them the way you believe that you areLet me state my situation in more detail. I am trying to settle on a precise service motion. Got two. I know ultimately the decision is made on the court but am curious if I can basically choose the one that feels best and most natural when I shadow swing?
I understand what you say but what I am just trying to find the best path to trophy at the moment. Once that is perfectly achieved the forward hit is easy and comes naturally.When shadow-swinging, don’t forget to visualize the ball and contact and intended ball flight. Swing without contact image might bring you way off.