In this section you’ll find video lessons on the fundamentals of the slice serve. As you’ll see in the subsequent lessons, we teach the slice serve by using the technical framework we learned in the serve fundamentals area of Make sure you’ve checked those videos out before approaching the lessons here!

Introduction to the Slice Serve
The slice serve is a very important serve to master if you’re interested in advancing to higher-levels of play. It can be a very effective first serve. We’ve taught the slice serve by comparing it to the flat serve.

1 Toss Location
When hitting a slice serve you need to toss the ball further to your side so you can swing across the ball later in the motion. This will allow you to create the sidespin that defines the slice serve.

2 Swing Direction and Pronation
Because you’ve tossed the ball further to your side than you do on a flat serve, you’ll have to swing differently to get to contact.

3 Follow Through
The follow through on the slice serve is more to your side than on a flat serve. Not a ton but still a noticeable amount.


  1. Anonymous says

    How about a slice serve progresion?

  2. Gjfd says

    maybe add some shots of Salazar or somthing like that for us right handers. Kind of hard to imagine the opposite of what you are showing us visually. Most people watching this are right handers for sure

    • guest says

      I agree

  3. Gusss says

    what format do the vids need to be to put them on your ipod?

  4. Shiuey says

    How do you disguise a slice serve?

  5. tom says

    Hi Will,

    What is the different between a kick serve and a slice serve?


  6. Thuantranmr says

     It’s better if getting the clip of slice serve

  7. Nja2121 says

    very informative, timming is everything.

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