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