Master your tennis serve: the kick serve. Be sure to click on all the video chapters to view the entire tutorial.
Fuzzy Yellow Balls is a high quality resource of tennis tutorial videos. Fuzzy Yellow Balls provides video tennis lessons in Grips, Forehand, Backhand, Serve, Return of Serve, Footwork, Net Play and Transitional Play. For more tennis tutorials from FYB, search Fuzzy Yellow Balls on WonderHowTo.
This video introduces the kick serve and explains why it is a critical shot for a serious tennis player to master.
VIDEO 2: TOSS
The first step of the tennis kick serve is the location of your toss. The location of your toss -- where you put the tennis ball -- is a critically important element of the tennis kick serve. You need to toss the ball in a spot that allows you to make contact the ball when it is directly over your head. We compare the tennis flat serve and kick serve in this video to show how the toss location differs. Tossing the tennis ball so that you can hit it when it's directly over your head allows you to swing properly (as you will see in subsequent videos, the swing direction on a kick serve is different from a flat serve). As I mention in the video, a trick you can use to make learning how to hit a kick serve easier is to aim for your opposite, hitting-arm shoulder when you toss.
VIDEO 3: SHOULDER TURN
You generally get more shoulder turn on a kick serve because you have to position yourself to swing correctly later in the shot.
VIDEO 4: SWING & PRONATE
The way you swing and pronate is a little bit different in a kick serve. You want to swing up and across the tennis ball, as opposed to through it for a flat serve.
VIDEO 5: FOLLOW THROUGH
Your follow through, because of how your arm was moving prior to and at contact, will be more to your side.
Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.
Other worthwhile deals to check out:
- 97% off The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle
- 98% off The 2021 Accounting Mastery Bootcamp Bundle
- 99% off The 2021 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle
- 59% off XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription (Windows)
- 98% off The 2021 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle
- 62% off MindMaster Mind Mapping Software: Perpetual License
- 41% off NetSpot Home Wi-Fi Analyzer: Lifetime Upgrades