The Frankenstein Serve

Chas Tennis

G.O.A.T.
The tennis serve is often thought of in terms of a few words.

Examples:

'Hit up and out.'
'Hit from 7 to 1 o'clock.'
'Relax the arm'
'Face to the side'
'....?..... vertical'
'fully pronate'



What are some of your words?
 

nochuola

Rookie
Essential Tennis recently did a giveaway of their paid serve course. One of the advice I benefitted from a lot is counting the tempo like in music. Ian of ET uses "one-e and-a two-e and-a three", which also worked really well for my serve.
 

Clash Ah ah

Rookie
Essential Tennis recently did a giveaway of their paid serve course. One of the advice I benefitted from a lot is counting the tempo like in music. Ian of ET uses "one-e and-a two-e and-a three", which also worked really well for my serve.
How and when do you count?
 

nochuola

Rookie
How and when do you count?
"One" is when hands separate/initiate toss. "Two" is trophy position. "Three" is contact. Ian also mentioned that different serving motion might need different counts. For example, Roddick's abbreviated move might do "one-e and-a two" where trophy position is on "and" and contact on "two".
 

Clash Ah ah

Rookie
"One" is when hands separate/initiate toss. "Two" is trophy position. "Three" is contact. Ian also mentioned that different serving motion might need different counts. For example, Roddick's abbreviated move might do "one-e and-a two" where trophy position is on "and" and contact on "two".
I’ll give that a go. Thanks.
 

FatHead250

Semi-Pro
Essential Tennis recently did a giveaway of their paid serve course. One of the advice I benefitted from a lot is counting the tempo like in music. Ian of ET uses "one-e and-a two-e and-a three", which also worked really well for my serve.
Sounds like a good waste of money
 
Top