Practice your slice serve using a half-continental grip from the baseline. Learn about practicing slice serves from the baseline in tennis from a professional instructor in this free sports video.
In this clip we're going to show you the full motion of a serve and you have some players that are almost extreme with their forehand grip on the serve and this is what that looks like just so you can know. You see how my racket face is already flat. It doesn't really allow spence. It's really hard in fact in hitting spence. So what I tell players to do is if they're not quite comfortable going all the way the continental grip to go half way. So we're going to go more of an eastern to almost a eastern slash continental grip, almost a continental grip O.k? and then you can kind of inch your way over there. So what I'm going to do I'm going to have you, I'm going to show you a slice serve where I go around the ball and I'm also hitting just a little bit to the side of the grip and that's your continental grip. So, I'm going go around this ball, feel like I'm throwing the racket edge to the ball and then that's going to create the side spin making the ball go from right to left for a right get that spin. Right here and I'm going around the ball. So what you want to do, is you want to feel like your racket edge, and that's the reason for this grip is because you didn't have that grip you had a foreign grip. Your racket face would be like this. How can you throw the racket edge? You can't. So this racket is now turned to the true or around the continental grip at least so you can get your racket edge to the ball making your, creating your spin side wise to hit the slice. What you want to do is, a lot of time you'll hit it too far to the left with a slice initially because you're used to opening your body. So what you have to do is you have to adjust. You have to bring your target over a little more. I'll show you that. For example if a couple too far to the left with the slice then I just make my target further over or I turn my body a little bit more and there's my slice serve. You're on around the ball, you're on my racket edge, the ball the racket is pretty fast and again your getting this spin that's going right to left and it's working into the body sometimes. It just makes for a real good spencer and it also helps you get the ball in because the ball is doing a little difficult sport.
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