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Step 1: The Stance. A proper tennis serve stance is when your feet are positioned so that the front foot is pointing towards the right net post (for right-handers) and the back foot is parallel to the baseline. Basic serve stance gives you balance in all directions.
http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com/improve-your-forehand-in-45-minutes/The seventh part of the tennis serve is the leg push. It's the "other" part of the racke...
You should be able to generate great power without a lot of leg drive by having a loose hand and arm. To summarize, focus on getting your upper body to work correctly, getting the rhythm, the tempo, and the shoulder turn. Second, I advise that you get into a platform stance to push off both legs. Third, stop squatting on your tennis serve.
Tennis serves depend on glenohumeral position during the cocking stage: 7° of horizontal adduction from the coronal plane places the glenohumeral joint anterior to the coronal plane (Figure 12). 29 There is increased contact pressure between the supraspinatus/infraspinatus and the posterior glenoid (internal impingement) in cadavers with the abducted, externally rotated shoulder. 45 This hyperabduction position is a risk factor in the throwing shoulder. 30 Premature dropping of the tossing ...
An easy way to check how the player imagines the contact on a tennis serve is to simulate the serve into a back fence. Slowly initiate your service motion from the beginning, and gently hit the fence and stop the racket there. Now check 4 key body positions/alignments: forearm/wrist angle; angle of your head; position of the non-hitting arm
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Stand with both feet comfortably apart (about shoulder width). The front foot should be about 45 degrees to the baseline. The back foot should be about parallel to the baseline. Try to hold the ball mostly with your fingers (not the palm) as this helps you to toss the ball with minimum spin on the tennis serve. The Toss (Image 2)
While it may seem insignificant, this is one of the most important phases to prep the body for the success of the tennis serve. Stage 3- Loading: This phase is focused on building power through the legs. There are two ways athletes take on this phase.... One way is the "foot up" approach which allows greater vertical forces. For those athletes that prefer the "foot up" approach during the loading phase, they require significantly more eccentric control for the landing.
1. Position yourself in your normal serving stance and place your racquet behind you in a horizontal position – or slightly higher. Then simply allow your racquet to drop – and pull it up again. Your arm and wrist must give in to the weight of the racquet. 2.