A lot of people make very deep knee bends, bending their knees at the wrong time, and other strange knee bends that can really throw your serve off.
Former ATP Top 100 professional and current USTA High Performance Coach and USPTA Elite Professional shows you an important drill for learning the serve by “taking the legs away” – just at the beginning.
Try keeping the legs locked, and first learning how to get to trophy position, turn your shoulders, keeping your palm down, and perfecting the upper body serve without using your legs.
Try practicing the serve while keeping your legs straight and once you have your upper body working for you, that’s when you can start adding the legs back in with a jump.
Watch the video now to learn how to do this drill for the serve, and practice it on the court when you can.
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