|Swing Up on Edge
The first step of the serve progressions is to swing up on edge. Once you master this first part, you will add pronation.
|Forward Weight Transfer and Swing
The second step of the serve progressions is to add the weight transfer to your swing. Starting with all the weight on your back foot and your body sideways, transfer your weight to your front foot, rotate to face the net, and swing up (like you did in the previous step) all at the same time.
|Add the Toss
The third step of the serve progressions is to learn how to toss the tennis ball correctly. We are going to table what we learned in the previous two videos for a moment while we work on some techniques to develop a consistent toss.
|Hit the Ball Starting from the Shoulder
The fourth step of the serve progressions is to actually hit the ball, albeit with an abbreviated motion. You start with the tennis racket resting on your shoulder and combine the elements discussed in the previous videos to get to contact.
|Start in the Trophy Pose, then Hit
The fifth step of the serve progressions is to hit the ball from the trophy pose. To work up to this motion, start by shadowing it. Once you can shadow the motion properly, try and add the toss and hit the ball.
|Add the Follow Through
The sixth step of the serve progressions is to learn to follow through properly. The follow through is relatively simple. The key is to do it just as slowly and deliberately as you had executed the steps in the previous videos.
|Learn the “Broken Serve”
The seventh step of the serve progressions to hit the ball using a technique called the “broken serve.” This motion makes it earlier to learn the “down together, up together” motion of your arms during the service preparation.
|Complete the Full Service Motion
The eighth step of the serve progressions is to hit the ball using a full service motion. You start at the service line, hitting softly. Once you master this type of serve you can move back to the baseline.