Published on 09/14/2017 by Brady

The serve toss is a relatively simple motion yet it continually gets botched at the recreational level. In today’s lesson, Brady discusses 6 of the most common mistakes he sees on the toss.

20 comments

  • gusta 2 weeks ago

    this is great stuff thanks a million !!!!!

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    • Brady
      Brady 2 weeks ago

      Happy to help!

  • JAMES J RADKE 4 weeks ago

    This was good stuff. Still would like to know if I need to have my weight moving forward at the knees and hips, and how to make the toss consistent in spite of this.

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 weeks ago

      The knees and hips should initiate right AFTER the toss so it should affect your toss…if it is, you may be involving too much of your body too soon. Getting a natural rocking motion moving forward is good (as you see with the pros) but your knees and hips should not be engaged yet. Hope this helps James!

  • Sangdal Shim 4 weeks ago

    very good points

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 weeks ago

      Much appreciated Sangdal!

  • Pam 1 month ago

    Always helpful lessons. I’m a senior citizen playing people younger than my children. Need all of the help I can get!!

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 weeks ago

      Age is just a number Pam!

  • eddy 1 month ago

    good

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  • Joel 1 month ago

    As usual the best tennis coach online!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 weeks ago

      Haha thanks Joel!

  • Dottie Wiencek 1 month ago

    So good. I always need reminders. I hope to keep these.

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  • George Oberlander 1 month ago

    I have a lot of problems judging the correct height of my toss–I err constantly by tossing too low. One trick that’s helped me is to toss high enough so the ball will have dropped a couple of inches before, having completed my windup, I go to strike it. If the ball hasn’t dropped this much I will avoid swinging at it and recalibrate.

    When I didn’t toss high enough, I would rush my windup which caused my arm to stiffen up and the result was, unfortunately, very predictable.

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 weeks ago

      A too low toss is definitely more of a problem than a toss that’s too high. I like your approach for having a high enough toss. Thanks George!

  • Tim 1 month ago

    A bended arm is one of my mistakes. I flick too much because of the bended elbow. I think I am keeping my tossing up, but when film myself, not even close. I look so bad.

    A dropped tossing too soon is also an issue. Your shoulder analysis really hit home though. By dropping my tossing arm too soon, then my tossing shoulder is lower than my serving shoulder as I rotate. So directly the opposite of a trophy pose. Very non-athletic as you stated.

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 weeks ago

      All fixable things Tim. The toss is very easy to practice (albeit very boring I admit), but it’s worth your while. Good luck!

  • Carlton Richards 1 month ago

    Fantastic pointers

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 weeks ago

      Thanks for watching Carlton!

  • Ivan 1 month ago

    At end of video, I suggest that you add 15-20 videos of your perfect service motion……quickly repeating one after the other and with no audio. This will greatly help your student concentrate and get that that great motion of yours ingrained in his brain bank. Would like to hear your thoughts. BTW, I like your stuff – you’re good at what you do and I have 2 of my adult daughters following you. Keep up the good (great) work.

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    • Brady
      Brady 3 weeks ago

      Thanks Ivan, I definitely appreciate the feedback. Good luck with your game!

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