are hundreds of individual ways to serve and some
how players have found a way to customize the basic
service motion to one that works for them.
there custom jobs look rather bizarre but if it
works why mess with it?
there is one "don't" that will never
let the player serve well. That is the position
of the ball tossing hand before raising it upwards
to release the ball.
an orthodox serve the left hand always stays to
the right of the left leg. This enablesthe body
to rotate toward the right for the left shoulder
to raise upwards, and the right arm to cock in
a position similar to a throwing action.
"don't" is when the left hand goes to
the left of the left leg on the downward swing.
It is now impossible to get into a throwing stance
from this position.
look like you can fly but you sure can't serve.
To extricate yourself from this mess you have
to contort your body, maneuver your feet to get
your balance and finally you are ready to hit
the correction is amazingly simple. All you have
to do is to cross your left hand over your racket.
Let the two go down together but keep the left
hand to the right side of the body.
first few attempts will feel a bit unfamiliar
but then the correct service rhythm will appear
almost as if by magic.