You are playing in a match, serve is going good, you are up 5-3 and BOOM all of a sudden your serve falls to pieces, you can’t get it in. Now “I can’t serve anymore” comes to your mind. Haven’t we all had this happen?!
I like to teach my students how to “cure” their serve. During our training sessions instead of having them panic, I give them solutions to make an immediate fix.
2 Things That Can Happen If You Miss A Serve:
Problem 1: Ball Goes Into Net
Solution: GO UP!
How to: keep tossing arm up, keep head up, get into legs, higher toss
Problem 2: Ball Goes Long
Solution: GO DOWN!
How to: come down across body, pronate racket, tuck opposite arm into body, fall forward into court
Remember: you have to go up before you go down!
Next time you are having trouble with your serves :
- Figure out if it’s problem 1 or 2
- Fix with the solution
- Get your serves in!
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