My favorite serve, in terms of reliability, is by far the slice/side-spin serve.
The slice, especially when used on the second serve, offers several advantages:
- It allows you to keep the ball low, making it difficult for the returner to attack.
- The spin applied to the ball slows it down in the air, ensuring greater consistency.
- Additionally, if you decide to move up to the net after serving, the slice makes it challenging for your opponent to return the ball at your feet.
These benefits make the slice serve an excellent choice, not to mention how easy it is to learn and execute.
I strongly recommend trying, learning, or improving your slice serve. To assist you in this process, I have created a video program demonstrating various progression drills. These drills will help you master the slice serve quickly and effectively.
Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an intermediate player, these video drills will teach you the essential techniques for hitting a reliable slice serve in a very short time.
If you are interested, you can find the Slice Serve | Visual Technique Lessons and Progression Drills video course to start honing your slice serve skills.