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Tennis Serve: Learn Basics; Toss; and Topspin, Slice, and Twist Spins

Learn both basic and advanced tennis serves through articles, FAQs, how-to, and free video lessons. Develop a full range of serving spins, including topspin, slice, and twist.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves?
Should you use the same toss for different spin serves? What do pros Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Samantha Stosur, Andy Roddick, Serena Williams, and Novak Djokovic do?

How to Hit the Basic Serve: Photo Lesson
Photos illustrate this step-by-step, free tennis lesson that will help you learn how to hit the basic serve. Simple, easy instructions include the stance, grip, ball toss, windup, swing, point of contact, and follow-through.

How to Hit the Topspin-Slice Power First Serve: Photo Lesson
Photos illustrate this step-by-step, free tennis lesson on how to hit the topspin-slice serve, the most common first serve and the most powerful spin serve used in advanced tennis.

How to Hit the Topspin Serve: Photo Lesson
Photos illustrate this step-by-step, free tennis lesson on how to hit the topspin serve, one of the two kick serves used most often as a second serve in tennis.

How to Hit the Twist Serve: Photo Lesson
Photos illustrate this step-by-step, free tennis lesson on how to hit the twist serve, one of the two kick serves used most often as a second serve in tennis.

How to Hit the Heavy Slice Serve: Photo Lesson
Photos illustrate this step-by-step, free tennis lesson on how to hit the heavy slice serve, a serve with nearly pure sidespin that makes it curve sharply to the left as seen by a right-handed server.

Tennis Basic Serving FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About the Basics of ...
Answers to your questions about the basics of serving in tennis, including stance, grip, toss, point of contact, and the serve swing for first and second serves.

Tennis Spin Serves FAQ
How to hit ten different spin serves, including topspin, twist, and slice; which spins are best for first and second serves; and which work best against tall or short receivers.

Photo Study of the Points of Contact for Five Spin Serves in Tennis
Photos illustrate this tour of the ideal points of contact for the topspin slice, topspin, twist, slice, and underhand sidespin serves in tennis.

Serve Repair - Tennis Tips for Flat and Spin Serves
How to correct specific problems with your tennis serve: tips for flat, slice, twist, and topspin serves.

Twist Serve - Tennis Video and Analysis - Kick Serve
A free tennis lesson using full-speed and slow-motion videos to help you learn the twist serve, one of the two kick serves. The twist serve is hit most often as a second serve in advanced tennis, but it also makes an effective first serve.

Topspin Serve - Second Serve - Tennis Video and Analysis
A free tennis lesson using full-speed and slow-motion videos to help you learn the topspin serve, one of the two kick serves used primarily as second serves in intermediate and advanced tennis.

Topspin-Slice First Serve - Tennis Video and Analysis
A tennis lesson using full-speed and slow-motion videos to help you learn the topspin-slice serve, the most common first serve used in intermediate and advanced tennis.

Slice Serve - Tennis Video and Analysis
A free tennis lesson using full-speed and slow-motion videos to help you learn the slice serve, which is used to pull receivers wide or jam them.

How to Raise Your Point of Contact on the Tennis Serve
Meeting the ball as high as possible on your tennis serve makes a huge difference, but many players habitually meet the ball as much as three feet too low. Here are several ways to develop a higher point of contact and a better serve.

Tackling the Temperamental Tennis Service Toss - How to Improve Your Serve ...
Why the service toss can be tricky and how to make it reliable: one of the easiest ways to improve your serve in tennis.

Underhand Sidespin Serve - Tennis Video and Analysis
A free tennis lesson using a full-speed and slow-motion videos to help you learn the underhand sidespin serve, an extreme spin serve used commonly in early tennis history and as a rare surprise in contemporary tennis.

Learning the Twist (Kick) Serve
The advantages of kick serves and how to hit the twist.

How To Learn the Extreme Slice Serve
A simple how to on learning the extreme slice serve.

How To Make a Serve Trainer
A simple how to on making a device to train your serve.

How To Practice a Perfect Ball Toss
Simple, effective, and fun techniques you can use to perfect that tricky ball toss.

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