Tennis skills and techniques: First Service In

by on February 27, 2010
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Tennis skills and techniques: First Service In

Service is a shot through which a point can be started tennis. A service can be done overhead or underhand but most of the players prefer to serve with the overhead. It is necessary to toss the ball for the service. Service is done in such a way that when the shot is played, it should land in the diagonally opposite service box in the court of the other player to be a valid service. The first service is always done with a power and total skill that it can beat an opposition player or a player cannot reply with the return shot. If this service is a valid service or it lands in the official service box at the opposite court, it is called ‘first service in’.

First service in is a very tough art for the newcomer to tennis to master, but once it is learnt it can win many points for a player. But many players struggle to learn or master this art of the game of tennis and struggle to deliver the first service in. Because of the chance of a double fault (Two consecutive invalid services) the second service is not played with full power in order to place it at the exact location and in this case, there are good chances of getting a strong return shot from the opposition player.

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