You may not have the fastest serve in tennis, but you may be rushing your service motion in an attempt to be ready for the next shot. In tennis, best serves are not rushed; they are fully completed before you turn your attention to the next ball coming toward you. Here is a simple way to use footwork to improve your serve. Tennis footwork for success!
A lot of people are anxious during their service motion, because they are anticipating what kind of ball will be returned to them. As a consequence, they start backing to the baseline before they have fully completed their service motion. The result is a poor first-serve percentage or a double fault. To remedy this, hit through your full, complete serve, finishing with your weight on your front foot. Then, trust me, you will have more than enough time to drive back with your front leg and make your split hop, ready for the return. You still might not have the fastest serve in tennis, but you will have a very successful one! Give it a try in your next match, you’ll be happy with the results.