Think you’ve perfected your tennis serve? There’s a really good chance that you’re squatting too much on your serve. You may not even know that you’re doing it incorrectly.
Bending your knees and exploding up to the ball is a great thing to do on the serve. Players at different levels have been unconsciously squatting on their serve. They’re sticking their butts out, like if you were to squat in a chair. We actually want to push our hips forward as we bend our knees. Practice this using a shadow stroke so that you can actually do it when you hit the ball.
Instead of squatting and sticking your butt back, push your hips forward. Bend your knees less when you push your hips forward. Instead of feeling all the tension in your quads, you’re going to feel more tension in your glutes. I recommend you do glute bridge exercises, and other exercises that are going to strengthen those glute muscles.
No squatting while serving: that’s the big key! Doing so will help you generate more power, and more rhythm on your serve.
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