The Body Serve is the Best – here’s why!

I just finished shooting the videos for the “Strategic Serve Practice” and as I was presenting the best possible serve strategies I came to the conclusion that, if one wants to begin the point right, she/he must consider practicing, improving and using theĀ body serve.

The body serve is the one which the server aims directly at her opponent.

I do not mean you shouldn’t go for the returner’s weak side (if she clearly has one) but in case there is not a significant one, the body serve has many advantages:

– if hit with a decent pace the body serve can jam the returner and the result can be a floating return in the middle of the court (which the server can attack)
(Serve Tennis Tactics)

– a body serve does not allow the returner to create angles (as opposed to a wide serve which gives the opponent many options to play with)

– it forces the returner to hit the ball while moving away from it (blocking or pushing the ball) – most of the players practice hitting balls while moving to and not away from them

– the body serve is great for serve-and-volley players because the return is most of the time weak due to the before mentioned reasons.


Cosmin Miholca

WebTennis24.com

Practice Ad Court Serves More Often. And here’s why…

Like most of the people, you probably prefer to begin your serve practice from the right (deuce) side. After all, this is where the game starts from… right?

For many years I did this in my own serve practice sessions and when I was working with my private tennis clients too.

But not anymore!

You will discover that it is important to spend more quality time and develop a good serve from the ad court for the following strong reason:

Most of the pressure points are played serving from the ad court: 15-30, 30-15, 30-40, 40-30, 0-40, ad-in, ad-out…
You must have a reliable serve when you have to execute this shot at these scores.

Make your life easy and master the serve to the ad side. You will be getting a good head start and be in control of the point especially when pressure is on.
For in-depth serve tactics and strategies click here!
Cosmin Miholca
WebTennis24.com