Last week we discussed how the kick serve can help you win more points. This week we look at the mechanics of actually hitting the kick serve. This is a tough serve to master if you’ve never tried it, but well worth the effort in terms of winning results. Here are the general mechanics of the shot.
- Your feet should be pointed, roughly, at the net post (the more side ways to the court you can stand, the better)
- Use the continental grip (like holding a hammer)
- Hit up and forward on the ball (imagine the racket face going from 6 to 12 or 7 to 1 on a clock face)
I know this may be hard to visualize, so here is a good series of videos from YouTube that will help.