The Intuitive Serve (41 Lessons)

The Intuitive Serve (41 Lessons)

All high-level players serve intuitively. In other words, they do not think about mechanics when serving. It's time for you to learn how to serve by relying on your intuition, rather than mechanics.

Every serve has an intuitive zone! When we accelerate the serve correctly, we are not conscious of what occurs inside the intuitive zone. A good serve accelerates so fast that the intuitive zone is not visible with the naked eye. We are talking about milliseconds. High-level players are therefore not conscious of what the racquet is doing in that short of a timespan. If players were to consciously manufacture certain movements inside the intuitive zone this would only be possible by slowing the serve down drastically. And this is not something we want, quite the contrary, we want the accelerate the serve to the max. Technical elements that occur inside the intuitive zone are a result of correct fundamentals and acceleration. If you learn the fundamentals of the serve and are able to accelerate properly all the technical elements inside the intuitive zone will be present without you ever being conscious of them. The result is an intuitive serve where you simply select the desired target of your serve, decide what kind of serve you are going to hit and JUST STRIKE THE BALL! That's exactly how professional players serve.

Length of Course: 2 hours

The Intuitive Serve (41 Lessons)
  • Chapter 1 (Serve Fundamentals)

    1. Introduction
    2. How to hold the racquet?
    3. How to position the feet?
    4. Syncing the toss arm with the hitting arm
    5. The lag
    6. Why is the toss so difficult?
    7. The toss
    8. The takeback
    9. Pin-point vs platform
    10. The trophy position
    11. The racquet drop
    12. The intuitive zone

  • Chapter 2 (Three Types Of Serves)

    12. Intention
    14. Flat serve
    15. Slice serve
    16. Kick serve

  • Chapter 3 (Serve Power)

    17. Swing momentum
    18. Forward momentum
    19. Horizontal (rotational) momentum
    20. Vertical (upward) momentum
    21. Sync all power sources in unison
    22. Power must come gradually
    23. Control always comes before power

  • Chapter 4 (Serve Myths)

    24. Pronation
    25. Leg drive
    26. Racquet drop
    27. Hit up on the serve
    28. Wrist snap
    29. Relaxation
    30. The serve is a throwing motion
    31. Be tall to serve well

  • Chapter 5 (Serve Practice)

    32. The serve is often neglected in practice
    33. Practice the 1-2-3 rhythm
    34. Practice serve percentages
    35. Problem solving
    36. Directional control
    37. Practice serve trajectories
    38. Progressions?
    39. Serve fitness
    40. Easy power
    41. Conclusion