The eighth and final progression of the serve is to hit the ball using the full service motion. That said, you’re going to start slow. You’re going to work up to the baseline.
At 30 seconds in the video I begin from the service line. I use the “down together, up together” motion when I toss and take the racket back. The rest of the mechanics are the same from the previous videos. I’m still hitting the tennis ball very softly. I want the ball to bounce three times before it gets to the baseline.
Once you’re mastered, you can move back to the baseline. I do this at 1 minute in the video. You can hit with a little bit more juice, but I’m still sort of moonballing it at this point. I’m still focusing on the technique.
When you’ve got the motion 100% locked down, then you can hit the ball with some real power. I do this at 1:30 in the video. You can see that I’m hitting a pretty good serve using basic / uncomplicated mechanics. From this foundation, you’ll be able to take your serve to the next level.