Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Tennis 101 – How to Hit the Perfect Serve as A Beginner

Learning how to hit a perfect serve is crucial to a beginner tennis player. Tennis rackets for beginners can help you generate more power to hit the ball and send it over the net, so they have larger heads and a bigger sweet spot compared to rackets for intermediate and advanced players. However, you need to make sure that you can hit well, too. Here are some of the things you should consider to hit the perfect serve, even as a beginner:
  • Make sure you have the correct stance – All strokes start from the ground up, and to hit a perfect serve, you need to stand sideways, look down, and make sure that your feet are around shoulder width apart. Turn your front foot (right for left-handed players, and left for right-handed players) to make it point towards the net.
  • Toss the ball consistently – A consistent toss is key to a good serve, so practice your tossing. If you are right-handed, place the end of your racket on the ground before your left foot while the racket is pointed at one o’clock. Keep your tossing arm straight. Your shoulder should act like a hinge, so you can toss the ball up to make it land on your racket’s face. The height of your toss must be slightly higher than what you can reach with your racket at full extension. If you are left-handed, do everything aforementioned, but switch the arms and feet.
  • Practice throwing the tennis ball – The way you serve a ball is considered similar to the way you throw things, except you are throwing the racket at the tennis ball. You can achieve a smoother throwing motion by taking one tennis ball for each hand and toss one at one o’clock before tossing the second ball at it. Throw the ball when the toss has reached its peak, and keep practicing until you can achieve contact multiple times.

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