I’ve been struggling to improve my serve for at least a couple of years now. After watching countless instructional videos on YouTube and practicing the various techniques I finally found one that really works – Pro Tennis Lessons – Ultimate Serve by Tommy Tran.
It’s just under two hours long, but give yourself some time to sit down and watch the entire thing – it’ll be worth your while. After watching a practicing Tran’s tips – and I’ve really only been practicing them for 2-3 months – I have seen a very noticeable increase in both my serve speed and consistency.
I’m particularly fond of the exercise, starting about 32 minutes into the video:
Image: “Stanford Tennis Serve” by joel. CC BY-SA 2.0.