Want to take your slice serve to the next level? Former ATP Top 100 pro and current USTA High Performance Coach will show you how to do that.
We start with 3 tips that will help you hit a more accurate slice serve.
Tip #1 – Make sure you use the right grip. The proper continental grip is necessary for a good slice serve. A lot of players mess up their grip by shifting into a forehand grip when they toss the ball. Learn the right grip for the slice serve in this video, including finger placement.
Tip #2 – Listen to the sound of the ball hitting the strings. What does a good slice serve sound like to you off the strings? Listen to that and try to replicate it on your future swings. See how to do that in the video.
Tip #3 – Make sure you have the proper angle upon contact for a slice serve. Your racquet is more straight up and down upon contact on a slice serve. You want to feel like you are coming around the ball and that the racquet is pretty much straight up and down, as opposed to angled toward your opposite shoulder if you were hitting a topspin serve.