The second step of the kick serve progressions is to add the follow through to the swing and the pronation that we worked on in the previous step. One of the keys when adding the follow through is to practice the motion very slowly. Just like we did in the previous video. I’m not hitting the tennis ball hard – I’m actually hitting it very softly – and I’m following through in a nice, easy motion.
The mechanics of the kick serve follow through are the same as those for the flat serve follow through. I continue to pronate and I point the tennis racket down at the court. The relationship between my racket, hitting arm and body look like an upside-down “U” once I have the racket pointing at the court.
That said, there are some differences between the follow through on a kick serve and the follow through on a flat serve. There is a gap to the side of my body created by my tennis racket and hitting arm. Because I was swinging up and across the ball earlier in the motion, my follow through is going to be more to my side, creating this gap.