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How to serve well in tennis?

Hitting a good tennis serve is essential to get an advantage for any tennis player. Here are the steps to hitting a good tennis serve:

  1. Grip: Start by holding the tennis racket with a comfortable grip. The most common grip for serving is the continental grip, where the base knuckle of your index finger is on the second bevel of the racket handle.

  2. Stance: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your non-dominant foot ahead of your dominant foot. This is called the platform stance.

  3. Toss: Toss the ball with your non-dominant hand, slightly in front of your body and to the right (if you are right-handed). The toss should be high enough to give you time to prepare your swing.

  4. Backswing: Take the racket back with your dominant hand, extending your arm behind you as you turn your shoulders and hips away from the net.

  5. Contact point: As the ball begins to descend, move your weight forward and swing the racket forward, making contact with the ball at a point slightly above your head at a comfortable height. Aim to hit the ball in the center of the racket head for maximum power and accuracy.

  6. Follow-through: Follow through with your swing by extending your arm fully and finishing with your racket at the non-dominant side of your body.

Tips for a good serve:

  • Use your whole body & legs to generate power, not just your arm.

  • Keep your eye on the ball throughout the entire stroke.

  • Toss the ball consistently to ensure a consistent serve.

Remember that hitting a good serve takes practice and patience. Work on developing proper technique and consistency, and soon you will be hitting powerful and accurate serves on the court.

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