How to serve in tennis?

by on January 20, 2011
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How to serve in tennis?

The top tennis players are judged from their tennis serves. A strong and controlled serve could win a match for tennis players. As serve in tennis is the starting point of game, so excelling in serving a tennis ball is like building a base for a long-lasting and successful career. Serving a ball in tennis takes a few lessons, time, and months upon months of practice. For excelling in advanced serves, you need to have a grip on crucial basic serve. The basic tennis serve is played by following few steps:

1)      Stand behind the baseline of the court and hold racket in your dominant hand with a basic or continental serve grip. Position yourself to the right or left side of the central mark on the court baseline and turn slightly sideways to net.

2)      Now take the ball in your non-dominant hand and toss it in the air. The ball should be tossed high enough in the air so that when you use your racket to make contact with the ball, you arm is fully stretched in the air. Keep this momentum and hit your racket through the ball. Let your arm follow naturally into the downward movement.

3)      In case your first attempt fails and hits into the net or goes into the incorrect service box, try another serve till you correctly locate it. You must keep in mind that your foot should not touch or step over the baseline prior to ball contact.

And keep practising. Without practice, you wouldn’t be able to have a winning serve.

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