How To Serve A Tennis Ball
Learning how to serve a tennis ball can be an intimidating task at first. However, it is important to focus on the basics of tennis before worrying about serving aces and with speed. Take the following steps into account to learn how to serve a tennis ball.
Things you'll need:
- Tennis ball
- Tennis racket
- Get the proper foot position and grip. Your feet should be behind the baseline on the serve. As far as your grip on the tennis racquet, keep your grip tight, but it should still be comfortable. Additionally, your lead shoulder should be pointing to where you are directing the serve.
- Toss the ball into the air and keep your eyes on it. Keep your eyes on the tennis ball as you toss it slightly above your head. When you begin learning how to serve a tennis ball, you will not jump to get used to the mechanics. Therefore, the toss should take into consideration that you will be hitting the tennis ball flat-footed. It is important to keep your eyes on the tennis ball although it may be difficult at first to get a feel for the serve and its timing.
- Finish the serve. We're not going to worry about putting an advanced spin on the ball or high speeds. Just practice coming overhand on the toss to complete the serve. Work on mechanics and accuracy before speed. It is always a good idea to have a tennis coach or friend who is qualified to observe you while you serve. Learning how to serve a tennis ball will be easier with outside help.