Do you want a serve that is a lethal weapon instead of a blunt knife?
Now is your chance to build a killer serve based on the techniques of "Modern Tennis."
With our extensive guide, which includes more than 82 videos, you will soon be well on your way to your dream serve!
The serve has changed, and so must you if you want to keep up!
The word “tennis” comes from the French "Tenez," which is an instruction to receive.
Today, the biggest serves in the game do not instruct the opponent to receive, but rather to hope and pray.
Andy Roddick certainly does not instruct anyone to “receive” his serve.
He simply expects them to be dominated by it.
But how is your serve?
Does it resemble the gentle delivery from the early days of tennis, or is it more like the powerful statements delivered by Andy Roddick and Venus Williams?
Do you try and hit powerful first serves, and make too many double faults? Is your second serve a slow push that gives your opponent the opportunity to attack?
For many players, the serve remains the most difficult shot in tennis, but it doesn’t have to be!
In this Modern Tennis course - dedicated to the serve - we have identified 4 different stages and 13 different steps that comprise an effective service. And we used 82 videos to represent them!
The four phases of the modern serve
The modern serve can be split into four different phases:
1) Preparation and stance
In this phase,the player’s body and feet find a comfortable and stable position on the court from which to launch a serve.
2) Generation of velocity
This is the phase in which the body creates a kinetic chain that generates tremendous energy – energy that will be imparted onto the ball.
3) Position of impact
In this phase, the racquet strikes the ball, unloading the energy that has been generated in the previous phase.
After a serve, the player always tries to get into a good position again. Once the service motion has completed, you must be ready to face the next shot from your opponent.
This division of the serve into 4 stages is useful for organizing such a complex stroke into more manageable sections.
However, this is only the beginning of the course, as we will analyze all parts of the serve in detail.
What you will learn in this course
You will learn...
The complete mechanical movements of the service
The first part of the course is devoted to analyzing and explaining the complex structure that makes up the serve.
You will find detailed explanations and analyses of the serve in writing and in video form, which will allow you to more easily understand the complex workings of this stroke.
We discuss 13 steps to a great serve, and explain in detail how to get from start to finish.
Spin, slice and different grips
The second part of the course is devoted to the various slices and spins that people use when serving.
We will also look at different grips, and how they affect the serve.
This part of the course is complemented by 8 explanatory videos.
The third part of the course looks at the tactics of the serve, and what you need to do in specific situations.
You will learn to evaluate various scenarios and how to approach them with different serves.
Many simulations accompany the 10 videos in this section, giving you a complete overview of the tactics involved with the serve.
5 basic tactical situations
In the fourth and last part of the course, we look at 5 basic tactical situations you might face in various matches.
Learning to handle these situations can mean the difference between winning and losing, so we’ve left the most important part of the course for last!
This part of the course is supported by 5 explanatory videos.
During this course, you will learn, among much else:
The 3 key strategies of the serve, as well as some strategies to avoid
What you should aim for with your serve
The unique features of the serve that sets it apart from other tennis shots
The 4 standard scenarios you’ll face before each serve
How to improve the mental part of your serve
Different approaches to the learning of the serve and how to choose which is right for you (videos 18 and 19)
The 2 keys to maintaining the perfect stance (videos 23 and 24)
How to solve an improper stance during preparation (video 25)
How to get the most out of your serve in terms of speed
The various movements of the serve, and how to make them second nature
How to avoid your hip from becoming troublesome during your service action (video 28)
The separation angle: what it is and how to manage it optimally(video 29)
Modern Tennis Presents: The Serve
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