Worshipping POP ICON GODDESSES
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Lots of good advice so far...
You should get hold of a coach who will deconstruct the serve for you and point of what can be worked on.
Without seeing your serve its hard to comment...
One of the biggest second serve mistakes is that the entire swing is slowed down too much...in fact it is best to over exaggerate the swing, increasing the height of the toss in the process....so that you get better extension. A slower swing and lower the toss combination will result in a cramped delivery that will not get over the net, or if it does it will have little depth or spin.
In practice make every serve a second serve, toss high and slightly left, snapping the wrist through on contact to impart spin. You might over hit them for a while, but that can be corrected as you get a better feel and add more spin.
Also, as mentioned above, use your legs. Bending your knees forces you to throw a high ball toss and aids acceleration through the swing.
Keep trying...and good luck.
Serving buckets and buckets of balls in practice is the only way to "find" a reliable second serve.
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Last edited by bionic71; Dec 17th, 2005 at 11:26 AM.