Introduction to the Kick Serve

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The kick serve is a weapon every player wants in their arsenal because it’s a high-percentage serve and it’s a tough serve to return aggressively. It’s high-percentage because you’re putting a lot of spin on the tennis ball and that spin is going to pull it into the tennis court and it’s a tough serve to return because that spin is also going to make the tennis ball bounce strangely making it difficult for your opponent to make solid contact.

Now we’ve taught the kick serve by highlighting the differences between the kick and the flat serves, so if you’re unsure about the mechanics of the flat serve I suggest you go review those videos first before you try and learn the kick.

The kick serve is a tough serve to master but if you watch the videos in this section you should learn all the mechanics involved in the shot and it should get you hitting a solid kick.

  • Ad

    Well, the windshield wiper forehand is used for topspin, so semi-western and western grips should be the grips you use; eastern would destroy the purpose of the ww forehand

  • Kris+

    there is none, venus went on the tour when she was about 14, sharapova won her first grandslam between 16 and 18 so if you have the skill your there

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    It doesn’t seem to be able to watch fyb’s older lessons via iPad

  • Brunocoutant

    Any videos on smashes? I can serve well but freeze up when it comes to smash and end up hitting behind or missing the ball altogether! And I play a lot of double…. avoiding smashes… :)  

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