Tips for Serve Going Long...

hacker_101

New User
Hi,

Working on a Kick Serve

I find the majority of my double faults go long.
After doing some research here and there the tips I found are.

1. Swing faster
2. Use a grip closer to an eastern backhand.
3. Is your toss too far in front. Is your toss too far behind.
4. Aim lower
5. Practice more

Any other advice is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

Majik

Rookie
Hi,

Working on a Kick Serve

I find the majority of my double faults go long.
After doing some research here and there the tips I found are.

1. Swing faster
2. Use a grip closer to an eastern backhand.
3. Is your toss too far in front. Is your toss too far behind.
4. Aim lower
5. Practice more

Any other advice is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

One thing I found to be a major key is to arch your back as you kick up and hunch over as you follow through. In other words, throw your chest out, or lunge into it. I'm not sure why, but it's almost always the difference between getting them in or not. It's an easy thing to forget to do, especially in the heat when you're don't seem to have the energy to stretch into your shots.
 

Nellie

Hall of Fame
mostly, I would say you are hitting the ball too much and not brushing up enough. Listen for the sound at contact - it should sound like a "swish" and not a "pop."
 

GetBetterer

Hall of Fame
One tip you forgot:

Angle your racket downward. This may seem like "but then the ball goes straight down" kind of thing, but in actuality when you make contact with the ball, the energy you're giving it from the foot push at contact will flatten the racket out allowing you to get nothing but a brushing up motion.
 

Bobby Jr

G.O.A.T.
If your serves are constantly going long it's usually a sign you are not going up for them enough.

- From a Tony Roche coaching video I owned in the early 90s! One of the best serving tips ever imo.
 

user92626

G.O.A.T.
I have a question along the line of the OP's.

For the kick serve, can you have the swing path of the flat serve, ie relatively straight from back to front, but grip the racket like 1hbh?

I view so many Fed's clips and he seems to brush the ball with the direction to the right net pole.
 
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