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Why Is The Serve In Tennis So Difficult? One Main Reason…

October 18, 2019


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  • Reply Paul Gisby February 9, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Best tennis video I have ever seen. Transformed my serve. Thank you.

  • Reply Neslie T February 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    There are so many beginners, especially adults, who couldn't care less about their proper form in serves (or even ground strokes). For them, it all boils down to attending a few basic training sessions with the goal in mind that they could quickly get into the tournament environment even if their forms do not look good or skills are amiss. Now, if the students only want to learn the basics, they are missing out on learning the small, but vital, steps and concepts. Most of all, bad form = more prone to injuries. But there are coaches that will have to live with what their customers prefer or risk losing a student or a club membership in general.

  • Reply geo geoffrey February 26, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Bruh talk about changing lives haha, best serve teaching video ever 👏🏽👏🏽

  • Reply richard141724 March 1, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    This coach is so good!

  • Reply Moonwhan Park March 7, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    This is the very best explanation about serve I've ever heard or seen.
    Brilliant!!

  • Reply Amol Lara March 10, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Thanks…. This is such a clear and simple explanation. It really helps to break it down to its simplest level and shows what I've been doing logically but wrongly.

  • Reply WHITE APPLE GAMING March 12, 2019 at 4:33 am

    That was the best explanation. Great job.

  • Reply HARSHIT NAHATA March 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I liked the video very much and I feel this technique will help me to improve my late shots

  • Reply Trip Wall March 31, 2019 at 1:27 am

    My first teacher years back didn't teach us to do anything other than use continental grip. Certainly didn't teach us about pronation of follow through foot placement. Just basically to get a good direction in and worry about power later. You can't even get good power if you're hitting it like a pancake !

  • Reply Jo Jayno March 31, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Awesome. I'm going to work on it. 💪🏼

  • Reply Ali Raza April 6, 2019 at 7:35 am

    very intuitive explanation. Now that I know that whats wrong and why its wrong, I should be to improve my serve much faster.

  • Reply Kyrie Burnheart April 7, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    I wish I found you yesterday. I spent three hours yesterday working on my serve only to eventually get to this conclusion in my technique . My arms are mad sore.

  • Reply Mawande Ntshinga April 10, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I can't thank you enough!

  • Reply VL123 April 11, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Great explanation! My problem is the footwork and when to go up and hit the serve. Sometimes it's like I am jumping up at the ball, then other times I hit the ball over top of it. I've used the Western grip for serves for years, but I will start using the Continental. I usually use the Continental as a 2nd serve as a spin serve…I probably should just practice what you should though from now on.

  • Reply Doctor Magdy April 14, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    great simple explanation..thank you

  • Reply ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΑΚΗΣ April 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Perfect tennis teacher. Every information you give us is so helpful. Everything seems so natural using simple logic.

  • Reply Школа Асхата Жапараханова April 26, 2019 at 5:21 am

    15:30 U actually have to practice hahahahah LOL))

  • Reply Tom Kocian April 26, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Wow, this has to be best tenis serve tutorial ever. Helped me so much

  • Reply Dai Kayll May 2, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Great assistance. Love the vids but the pro's use much, much heavier raquets than club players. This , as you know , has a HUGE influence on all strokes. Maybe a vid explaining and promoting this please ?

  • Reply Dai Kayll May 2, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    And use a heavier raquet too !

  • Reply mabrook almahfali May 7, 2019 at 10:06 am

    It works for me even though I play wheelchair tennis

  • Reply watchman1969 May 7, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    excellent!!!

  • Reply Carlos Márquez May 10, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Very lucid , thanks!!!

  • Reply Bilal Çakar June 11, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Best one by far

  • Reply Joey Herrmann June 13, 2019 at 5:47 am

    4:37

  • Reply RoughRider757 June 16, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Feel Tennis instructions are better than Tennis for Dummies. It breaks down better tennis understanding to the lowest common denominator. Where were these guys when I was in my 20s and had perfect working knees?
    With Feel Tennis instructions I would have totally overhauled my game and been a beast on the court.

  • Reply Mel Tal June 17, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Hi Thomas, This is the best video about server I have ever seen. Thank you very much

  • Reply khemkas lehrling June 18, 2019 at 3:07 am

    High school coach had entire team throwing rackets straight overhead using continental grip. Big contest to see who could fling it highest. Then he introduced balls.

  • Reply 陳エヴェレスト June 26, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Great!!! This is the best tutorial video bout serving skill improvement from beginner to advanced player. I have never seen this kind of explanation and I thank you very much. I now have better understanding how to serve. Other people also lectured well, but in the way that were kind of hard to imply with my level. But your video is totlly what I can do. Thanks again

  • Reply M June 28, 2019 at 2:50 am

    I cried watching this. I've been playing for 42 years with a badminton racket and just noticed that tennis rackets are different.

  • Reply Joshua Yin June 28, 2019 at 5:32 am

    It's very clear, I've got it, just practice it, thanks!

  • Reply Mohammed Akram June 28, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you I get it now finally

  • Reply kikleine July 1, 2019 at 1:08 am

    maybe your best viddy

  • Reply Eric Quiroz July 2, 2019 at 5:24 am

    I’m a teaching pro for 35 years and still play at the 5.0 level and extremely appreciate the quality of instruction provided by the excellent pro. Great job.

  • Reply P D July 7, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Great , simple explanation. For weeks I've been "Hammering" a serve with no direction or consistent net clearance. Now I know why. 👍👍

  • Reply Luisillo Rodríguez July 8, 2019 at 3:24 am

    The pronation excersices = masturbation

  • Reply TRUMPT BY GRAVITY July 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I started learning how to serve three years ago. I've practiced more than 100000
    serves so far. Now I jump when making a serve. I pronate when hitting the ball. But I still struggle at first serve. It seems like a huge waste of time to try to make my serves better.
    So hard and exhausting.

  • Reply elabor conseil July 10, 2019 at 5:56 am

    This amazing lesson is far much lightning the way we give power to our serve than the usual chronology of the serve.

  • Reply Tory StCyr July 10, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    I watched about 5 minutes of this and learned more about serving than hours of other videos!

  • Reply Kasper Joonatan July 16, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    1:41 and 2:25 are the things you want to see.

  • Reply Obaidur Baig July 16, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    If you can smash in Badminton, you can easily serve in tennis. same technique like smashing in badminton and grip is same too. If I m not wrong.

  • Reply EliosMoonElios July 19, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Server is not hard in execution is hard in make sure the opponent don't use it against you because it is telegraphed so the opponent can use it easy unless you make it super hard to use there is when it become hard.

  • Reply Brandon July 20, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    15:30
    literally me all summer

  • Reply omgname July 21, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Thank you. But when you are not looking at the court when you hit the ball, how do you control the angle?

  • Reply Vic A July 21, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    it took so much years that i realize these facts in the court.. wish i had found that video years ago..

  • Reply containedhurricane July 21, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I dunno why I'm watching this coz I've never played tennis in my entire life, but great insight bro

  • Reply langovoy July 22, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Am I alone hear that the guy is from Eastern Europe by accent?))

  • Reply Pop July 22, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Never played tennis in my life, but this video is really interesting

  • Reply Peter Piper July 23, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Great tutorial but it needed an explanation as to why the pros favour the continental serve over the forward facing serve

  • Reply murd777 July 23, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    NOT EVERYONE STARTS SERVING LIKE THAT, MY FRIEND. IF YOU ARE GOOD TO SPORTS, YOU HAVE COMMON SENSE AND START DOING ANY SPORT BETTER THAN YOU THINK.

  • Reply murd777 July 23, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    BTW You are serving (12 o'clock serving) and that's for your second serving. WRONG!

  • Reply OldSouthEuropean July 23, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Probably the reason why I gave up tennis😅.

    After some years I’m gonna take it back, I like it so much and I was good at the rest of the movements.

  • Reply Molska101 July 23, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Why did they not teach this in High School

  • Reply Wie is Iemand? July 23, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I always sucked at service

  • Reply Santiago Gomez July 24, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Great video. I serve really well but had never thought about all this stuff.. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Reply J F July 24, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Ive been playing a ton of table tennis, they're so similar but so different. Now I know how to serve in tennis haha.

  • Reply Anton Pepo July 24, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Beautiful landscape! Is this in Slovenia or the Czech Republic? Could be Austria or Germany too but you seem to have an eastern european accent. Great video by the way, thanks a lot!

  • Reply Carl July 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Serve is Easy for me!

  • Reply Katsudonisyummy July 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    It's quite similar to the clear in badminton. It was hard for me to adjust my aim when turning the racket to use pronation

  • Reply Cryptomang July 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    When you click on a title but the intro starts of with saying the most obvious things ever with the simple serve.

  • Reply JC Hung July 24, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Milos? From Seinfeld.

  • Reply Allemand Instable July 25, 2019 at 3:33 am

    it actually makes a lot of sense in badminton as well, as racket swing is similar as tennis serve.
    I would even recommend this video to badminton beginners to understand how and why we hit the shuttle that way

  • Reply Cerph July 25, 2019 at 8:52 am

    thank you!

  • Reply Sebas M July 25, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Serve is difficult but there are more difficult strokes, like volley and reverse smash

  • Reply Eddie LEE July 26, 2019 at 4:49 am

    The best serve video ever!! Thank you

  • Reply Sylvan Tuck July 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    This is excellent! Thank you.

  • Reply Je vis Des hauts July 27, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Aim the cars !! ^^

  • Reply Gerard Dunne July 27, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    I'll try this next time against my friends, they will be so angry if I do it right🤣🤣

  • Reply Manolo Fernandez July 28, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Hands down the best tennis instructor in youtube.

  • Reply zepsett July 28, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    If you have a high athletic floor, in addition to some background in any other sport that requires throwing overhand, serving will become and remain easy. If not, it will always be a struggle, relative to those others I just mentioned.

  • Reply Y 27 July 29, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Bruh you are a genius explaining things!!

  • Reply brent robinson July 29, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    “Another game for Milosh!”

  • Reply Jeremy Nguyen July 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Serves are hard because of the fricking service squares

  • Reply aart July 30, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Too much talking about same things.

  • Reply Evgeny Tumanov August 1, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Best tutorial about the serve I've ever seen

  • Reply Domenico Scionti August 2, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I can't imagine a better teacher than that. You are simply great.

  • Reply Hernan Petitti August 3, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Good insight, but i think its very important that you point out that pronating with such speed without the follow through you did just 3 times, tennis elbow is just around the corner, so watch out guys!

  • Reply Martin the Guitarist August 4, 2019 at 4:11 am

    I always found having a consistent toss being the most difficult part.

  • Reply Nalin Sharma August 8, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Not at all difficult if you ask Nick kyrgios

  • Reply DazzleGazza August 9, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Great video, never actually heard of this when I was training for tennis until now. Thank you

  • Reply Chance1957 August 10, 2019 at 5:13 am

    It isn’t difficult.

  • Reply Barraq Ali August 17, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Excellent analysis and implementation!

  • Reply Bill Kincaid August 19, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    This was the best serve video I've watched so far. Thank You!

  • Reply J Flow August 21, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    I wish I had you for a tennis instructor so many years ago. I might still be enjoying this wonderful sport.

  • Reply Ikani Taumoepeau August 24, 2019 at 9:52 am

    I always hate serving in tennis…..until I watched this video.

  • Reply Larry Elterman August 28, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I also have been playing tennis for a long time. When was younger I was a 4.7 player, which is a pretty good club player. My serve was not bad. Not great, but decent I thought. Watching this video I realize that I was doing it all wrong all these years! I was making all the mistakes he talks about. I was trying to use a continental grip, but not really. And I tried to put spin on the ball but not really. I was doing what he told me people do, pushing with my shoulders, directing the serve, flat serve result. I got pretty good at doing it wrong! This video is the first video that makes me instantly visualize how to do it right! I wish I had seen this video 40 years ago! Never the less, at age 66 this video makes me want to learn a proper serve! I will try! As an aside, i realize everything he is saying also applies to the overhead smash, which is why my overhead never proceeded beyond "barely passable".

  • Reply Matt Whedon September 2, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Indian clubs are a great way to increase wrist and forearm strength. Also great for strengthening and loosening up the shoulders.

  • Reply The Pariah September 4, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Difficult???? 🤔🤔🤔🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply 양호성 September 9, 2019 at 3:48 am

    This is the best lesson I've ever found. Thanks !!!

  • Reply Sébastien Gaye September 11, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    wish I had a teacher like this when I was a young player! such a good break down of why tennis serve is executed like it is

  • Reply 박Logic September 13, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Omg there is korean sub !!!
    Thx mate !!!

  • Reply Peter Jackson September 13, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Nice video.

  • Reply Loris Pignoletti September 22, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    so prolix…

  • Reply Gomri Ria September 23, 2019 at 12:26 am

    thank you

  • Reply Hofe Thare September 23, 2019 at 3:08 am

    no wonder my shoulder is always sore lol. hitting it hard without knowing about this

  • Reply Viktor M September 23, 2019 at 4:08 am

    Mucho Hvala. This is the only explanation which helped my hija to kill her pan serve!!!

  • Reply Jeff Jafarian September 25, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Amazing! You are Great!

  • Reply Peppino Acrivulis September 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Really a Great video. Thank You because i understand because i don t use The pronation in My serve. Fantastic words And magnific exercices To improve our serve

  • Reply JOSKO CAR September 29, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Nice, thank you

  • Reply Dheeraj Mukati October 8, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Cant wait to leave office and practice this serve technique.

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