Tennis Serving tips

by on October 28, 2009
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Tennis Serving tips, Sampras serving

In order to win a game of tennis, you have to know how to serve technically. The serve is a vital part of the game that allows the player to gain points easily if done correctly. Some advice on serving follows.

Your serve has to be accurate and to the point in order to test your opponent by serving in the three main areas, namely, the forehand, backhand and body. The server needs to test the ability of the returner early and gain maximum advantage in his service games. You can determine which side is the opponents’ weaker return depending on the amount of mistakes they make and the quality of the return. You should obtain information on your opponent throughout the match by serving in each of the three areas, namely wide, middle (body serve) and down the middle.

You need to concentrate on your placement and make mental notes of the opponents’ strengths and weaknesses.

Your opponent will also be making notes of your weak returns and will be trying to gain the upper hand in his service games. You should focus on your opponent’s weaknesses when you need a point to win the game. Federer’s playing style shows this all the time. It is generally very important to notice a weak shot from your opponent and make sure to exploit this in order to win a crucial point.

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