You may have heard of the expression “you’re only as good as your first serve.” The serve may be the most important shot in tennis, and it's certainly a critical skill for players to master. How can you hone your serve to be more accurate and obtain a game-winning advantage? It all comes down to training and proper technique. With IMG Academy's How-To tennis drill videos, our coaches focus on the proper training needed to become a better tennis player.
In this video, you will be introduced to three tennis serve drills. Watch how the player performs each drill with instruction on the importance of relaxing the hand, having proper form, and stance to develop a powerful serve. Each drill is broken down to provide a comprehensive tutorial for players looking to improve their serve:
Relaxing the Hand
Figuring Out the Stance
In the first drill, Relaxing the Hand, learn the importance of having a loose arm and hand through the swing to develop a strong serve. Next, during the Toss Location Drill, the focus is on practicing the first and second serve toss, along with the differences in placement of the arms, shoulders, and feet. The Figuring Out the Stance Drill highlights the different foot stances used by the pros to help generate momentum and get elevation during the serve.
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