Ball toss tennis serve
Can anything be more discouraging on the tennis court than a tennis serve toss that seems to constantly betray you?
The serve cannot be overestimated in its importance to your total game. Your serve can be classified in one of three ways: a weapon, a stroke that simply puts the ball into play or a motion that actually costs you point after point after point.
What many players don’t realize is that the tennis serve toss is supremely important to making your serve a weapon and not a liability.
Is Your Tennis Serve Toss to Blame?
Most of the time, players that struggle with the consistency of their serve often have issues with their tennis serve toss. If they cannot get the ball toss for the serve in the right spot on a consistent basis, the contact point will be altered, and thus an inconsistent serve will be the result.
I have seen players nearly come to tears as they grow in frustration with their serve. One double fault leads to another; a first serve hit out leads to 10 more first serves hit out or into the net; the affected player can sometimes be reduced to contemplating an underhanded serve simply to get the ball in.
The serve is a fairly complicated stroke that requires excellent hand-eye coordination and an outstanding sense of timing. Tennis is a technique sport, and the serve continues to be one of the most difficult strokes to master for players of all ages and skill levels.
Refining Your Tennis Serve Toss
The first step to improving your serve, however, is refining your toss. The tennis serve toss becomes the foundation for a serve that will terrorize your opponents or, at least, enables you to avoid all double faults and actually get your first serve in on a consistent basis.
Do we need to discuss the importance of getting that first serve in?
We know that pounding first serves into the box, even if they are not at rocket speed, helps you to establish a winning rhythm and forces your opponent to be on the defensive throughout the match.