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  • Having a weak second serve is a big problem at the recreational level and

  • maybe you find yourself having a pretty good first serve,

  • usually flat like this and then on the second serve basically you do a slower

  • version of this serve and just gently tap the ball into the box. Or maybe you

  • do a little better than the tap in and you have a slice serve as your second

  • serve and it's something like this. The tap in second serve will work to some

  • degree. At the lower recreational levels returners will actually get confused by

  • the slow pace of the ball and they might give you some return mistakes but as you

  • reach the higher recreational levels the 4.0 the 4.5 these type of serves

  • tend to be hit very aggressively by the returner. The problem with having a slice

  • serve as a second serve is that the ball will have a lower trajectory. So even on

  • a slice serve you will not be able to hit the ball with full speed and you

  • will have to be careful as you execute the second serve as a slice. So this is

  • not a good option for the higher recreational level. You might be able to

  • get away with a slice serve as a second serve up to the 4.5 level.

  • But a lot of the 5.0 players will be able to hit slice second serves very

  • aggressively and put you on a lot of pressure because you will not be able to

  • serve with a lot of speed. So the solution for you to play a high level

  • recreational tennis is to learn a kick serve and basically your kick serve has

  • many advantages over the tap and over the slice as a second serve. And if we

  • look at the biomechanics of the kick serve we are going to be positioned

  • sideways with our torso when we make contact and the toss is usually going to

  • be either a 12 o'clock or slightly over towards 11 o'clock for right-handed

  • players. As a result of that and when we make contact the racket will be

  • positioned slightly pointing towards the left and now as we hit down the racket

  • will go up over the ball this way. Because we're going to be positioned

  • sideways at contact and have our tip of the racket pointing towards the left. Now

  • as our hand goes down the tip of the racket will go up over the ball and

  • making the ball spin this way. Now this obviously is gonna

  • be great when the ball finally lands on the other side of the court. The

  • ball will be more lively and have more action, but there's another reason why a.

  • kick serve executed in this fashion is a big advantage as a second serve.

  • A flat serve and a slice serve will have the tip of the racket just slightly pointing

  • towards the side when the racket makes contact and what that means is as the

  • player is finishing there will be more of a downward trajectory on these two

  • types of serves and the ball will usually clear the net and about this

  • level. And what that means is, it is not such a good thing as a second serve

  • because we are going to make more mistakes if we hit the ball with a lower

  • trajectory. And if you don't possess a kick serve and are using the flat or

  • the slice serve as your second serve you know the fact that the ball is clearing

  • the net lower to be true and maybe this is even happening at a subconscious

  • level. You know that if you hit the ball too hard as your second serve there's a

  • big chance of double faulting and exactly that is the reason why you are

  • slowing down your slice and your flat serve if it's used as a second serve.

  • Now on the kick because we have the racket positioned further towards the side,

  • now we're not going to immediately go down on the ball this way the racket

  • will travel up across the ball this way and that will keep the ball higher. It

  • will not be as low of a trajectory and therefore once the ball crosses the net

  • it's gonna clear the net a lot higher than any other serve. And this is

  • fantastic when it comes to second serves because now not only do we have net

  • clearance and are safe from missing Internet but also the ball will have a

  • tendency to go shorter into the box and we're also safe from missing long.

  • What about massive kick? Is it something that you should learn? Well

  • absolutely not because there's no such thing as massive kick at the

  • recreational level. Yes there are some professional players such as Dominick

  • Thiem and John Isner who can make the ball bounce extremely high but this is

  • something that's very rare even at the professional level. And most of the time

  • what you're seeing at the high level is trajectory and not kick. So basically if

  • I'm standing on the left and I'm serving to the ad side I'm gonna have a

  • rightward trajectory regardless of what kind of serve I choose. So now if I

  • choose to hit a kick serve even at a slower pace you can see that my ball is

  • going to kick way to the right after it bounces and this is regardless of how

  • much kick I put on the ball. Now if I do this in conjunction with kick obviously

  • the ball it's gonna shoot off way to the right. The true test in finding out how

  • much kick you have on your serve is trying to execute a kick serve from the

  • deuce side and having the ball a curve to the right if you're right-handed.

  • And this is not something you should ever concern yourself with because the

  • primary objective of a second serve that's struck with kick is control and not

  • power. Yes the big advantage of having a kick in addition to having a higher

  • trajectory and the ball landing in a safer spot is that you can hit the ball

  • with more racket head speed but this doesn't mean that the serve is

  • necessarily going to have more power. Anytime we're putting a spin on the ball

  • we're in fact slowing the ball down and exactly for that reason because we are

  • slowing the ball down by putting spin on it we are then able to hit this second

  • serve with a lot more racket speed as opposed to a for example a tap flat

  • second serve that we have to hit very gently in order not to over hit it.

  • And a well struck kick serve doesn't even have to be that fast 60 miles an hour is

  • sufficient for the recreational level and you even see some professional

  • players especially on the WTA Tour that serve between 60-70 miles an hour and

  • even the men will sometimes only serve between 70 and 90 miles an hour and the

  • speed is sufficient for you to have a good second serve. If I hit a flat or a

  • slice serve with that slow 60 mile an hour speed then this speed would

  • probably not be sufficient but since I'm hitting the ball with spin even though

  • the ball is moving slowly it is rotating enough and making a lively bounce that

  • the returner will most likely not go for the winner return and if they do they're

  • gonna make a lot of mistakes. So serve like this a medium-paced second

  • serve struck at probably somewhere between 60

  • to 80 miles an hour is a serve fast enough even at the professional level of

  • the game.

  • So in order for you to have a better second serve you must learn the kick and

  • there's no quick fix when it comes to learning the kick serve you must treat

  • this as a long-term plan and do not have short term goals because this will

  • only lead to frustration. Give yourself six months to a year to properly learn

  • the kick serve because then once you have this serve automated and you do have

  • the muscle memory you will eventually be able to use it in a match. And the only

  • way you're going to improve your kick serve and have it match ready is by

  • repetition and without this repetition your kick serve will not be an automatic

  • shot and you will not have the courage to use it in a match and now you're

  • going to be stuck in this cycle where you're not practicing the kick serve

  • enough and then having to always go back to your slice and your tap on the second

  • serve. So the only way for you to have a consistent kick serve that you are using

  • in matches is by repetition. Grab a basket of balls two to three times a

  • week and maybe you can get up to hitting 2,000 serves a month but if you multiply

  • that over course of a year these are a lot of serves and this is how you build

  • muscle memory. If you're interested in learning all the fundamentals to the

  • kick serve I have another video that's more detailed and step-by-step titled

  • how to hit a kick serve I'm gonna put a link in the description below. If you

  • have any questions about this video feel free to comment and don't forget to hit

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提高你的第二次發球 - 網球發球課程 (Improve Your Second Serve | Tennis Serve Lesson)

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    Federer Huang 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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