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Perfecting the Serve

 

The tennis serve is one of the hardest movements to perfect in a professional sport that is played by people all over the world. There are many players in the professional world of tennis and many have perfected a tennis serve that is considered lethal or most certainly life threatening by many of their opponents.  It will take a lot of training and practice to develop such an outstanding serve, but professional tennis players are willing to devote all of their time to this endeavor. The time spent learning to serve the ball will be time well spent because the serve will one day be the one thing that could mean the difference between winning a championship or having to wait another year before they will get another opportunity to own a championship trophy.

The tennis serve is a relatively smooth and silent delivery of the tennis ball over the net. When it reaches the other side, there is an area that it must land in for the serve to be considered valid. Some professional tennis players have perfected their serve so that it will land in a precise location every time they serve it. The challenge that the opponent must face is when the serving technique is changed up. The serve is one of the elements of surprise that every tennis player brings to a match.

There are certain additions to a serve that will give tennis players a certain amount of leverage. The brand of tennis racquet that they choose to use might be better than the one used by the other player. Some tennis players use tennis shoes with special surfaces placed on the soles. These coatings will grip the tennis court better when a tennis player is performing a serve. Some tennis players feel that they play better tennis if they are wearing sweat bands on their wrists while serving the ball.

Another technique that has been used a lot while tennis players are serving the ball can have profound effects on the way the other player performs on the court on any particular day. Some tennis players emit loud grunts while serving a tennis ball and that sound is enough for the opponent to lose concentration on the ball that is coming right at them. Some tennis players justify the grunts they emit by saying that the expulsion of sound helps them deliver a more powerful serve to their opponent.

Certain tennis players have lost jewelry items while swinging at a serve. This loss inspired a whole new trend in wearing jewelry while playing tennis and not many people were sure of its origin. Now, tennis bracelets are the chosen fashion accessory worn by many professional tennis athletes both on and off the tennis court. The tennis serve has inspired many women to purchase tennis bracelets with special clasps on them that ensure they will remain in place during a tennis serve.

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Tips to Improve Your Tennis Serve

Here are some helpful tips to improve the effectiveness of your tennis serve.

 

Adding Slice to your Tennis Serve

Having a prominent tennis serve is the key to dominating any tennis match. It is not all about power though. Adding a slice can keep your opponent off guard and also not allow them to tee off on your second serves.

 

How to Increase Serve Speed

Everyone watches the pros and gawks over how hard they serve. Easily 100+mph these days. Everyone wants to be able to blast their serve and have it unreturnable. Here are some ideas that should help you increase your serve power.

 

The Importance of a PreServe Routine

The importance of establishing a preserve routine in helping you relax and hit a good first serve.

 

The Second Serve - Putting on the Spin

To have any chance of success with your second serve, topspin or a slice is an absolute neccesity.

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