Toss the tennis ball to set up a slice serve. Learn some advanced serving techniques to improve your tennis game with this free video lesson.
Okay, now to continue where we were: When you toss the ball, now I'm on the deuce side. So, let's say I want to hit a serve out wide to my opponent's forehand and that's called a slice serve. I most like am going to toss the ball more to my right so I can hit the ball on the side and slice it. Now that's more of a tosp and toss and this is a slice. So, that way I pull my opponent out wide. It's not going to be as powerful of a serve, because I don't have as much topspin on the ball to bring it down. So, when you watch Andy Roddick hit a hundred forty mile an hour serve, he's got topspin on it and that'll; that's what brings the ball down so it lands in. So, to recap, if I want to hit a slice serve, I toss the ball more to my right and I hit the ball with more of a slicing motion and if I want to hit a first serve, I'm going to toss the ball more in front and if I want to hit a second serve; more over my head. And that's how you move the ball around. But you've got to hit a lot of balls to develop this type of touch and feel where you can hit the ball virtually where you want it every time.