By Matt Kuzdub Coaches, players, parents…even your aunt Judie know the importance of the serve in today’s modern game. More specifically, the first serve. The first serve is so critical that the top 10 servers on the ATP, year after year, win over 77% of their first serve points! And it’s not just on the…
We apologise for the audio-feedback! This clip was filmed live in possibly the worst audio setting ever; an echoing gym hall! However, we thought the content was still worth sharing. Early November Mark was working with coaches in Romania on teaching the serve. He looked specifically at the importance of having the weight transfer onto the…
It’s always unbelievably exciting when you see your coaching have a dramatic impact on a player’s technique in a single session. It’s really the stuff that we, as coaches, live for!
Whilst working with the Romanian Tennis Federation in Bucharest Mark demonstrated 5 ways to develop the serve when a player moves from your red programme into your orange programme. The key points are a great summary of the points in our Developing the Serve Masterclass (enrolments are now open) and our full Developing the Serve Series.
In this video Mark looks at a few key features of how you can further development the serve from the red court to the orange court.
The junior player is now older and a bit taller, stronger and importantly, more coordinated, than they were on the red court. These changes mean that the player can start to use a bit more of their body than they did on the red court.
Mark’s focus of this video is to highlight some key areas where we can add the next layer on to the serve.