Do you get your kids practising overarm throwing to develop the serve? If you do, then you’ll know that there is a problem! Read on for Coaching Tips to get players vertically throwing to develop the serve and an activity that parents can do.
To correct the ball toss we look at the importance of having the weight transfer onto the front when the ball is released from the throwing arm.
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.
This live footage is from Finland where Mark, Director of i2c, is working this week. Lucky Mark! Mark has shot this clip while demonstrating a way to use throwing to practise the serve. The value of this technique is that it lets you set the chopper grip in place, even when you are working with the throw.
In this, the first part of our series on the serve, experienced coach and i2c Director, Mark Tennant, takes you through progressions of the serve at red ball level. We don’t believe you will see this in such detail anywhere else. The series includes step by step videos and demonstrated, on-court, by working with a red-ball player.