Develop your second serve in tennis by practicing from the fence. Learn some advanced serving techniques to improve your tennis game with this free video lesson.
Okay, in tennis, if you've missed your first serve which happens even to the pros about forty percent of the time and at the amateur level, more than that, you have to have a good second serve. So, one of the best drills to work on that; is we serve from near the fence which forces us to hit up on the serve to generate enough spin to get it over. So, most people at the public court level will see him serve; their second serve will be like that and you don't really want to hit that kind of serve because they'll attack it. So, what you do; it's been said, "if you don't have a second serve, you don't have a serve." So, Gary and I are going to serve from back here. So, Gary move over there and just so I hit some serves now. So, he's going to serve; he's going to try to serve into the service box. That's very good Gary. So, what this does; is it forces you to hit up on the serve to develop the spin so the ball will go and drop in. So, Gary, hit a couple more and if you look at the pros, they have a lot of arch on their second serve and it's from doing drills like this because it forces you to hit up on the ball. So, if you work on this drill and if you can get the serve in from back here with a lot of spin, when you finally move up to the service line; I mean to the base line and do it in a real game, your serve will be pretty reliable.