Published on 09/13/2017 by Brady

Do you consistently miss your serve long? Or do you have the opposite problem…does your serve always go into the net? In today’s lesson Brady dishes out a quick fix to solve these common misses.

**CORRECTION** – In my last example I misspoke. I quite obviously meant to say “more in front” which will bring the ball down into the court. Sorry for any confusion!

32 comments

  • Jim Scholtz 5 days ago

    Hi Brady, Great information and I totally agree. I have 1 thing to add. So, if I feel that I’m doing everything in my swing fairly well but I’m hitting many of my serves in the net – hitting the top. Since we’re talking about the court as a right triangle and the serve is the hypotenuse, all the server would have to do is mover closer to the center service hash mark and the serve would going in – presuming same toss, same angle, same motion. Same goes for hitting long/wide: moving farther over – away from hash mark would do the trick. But, obviously you would not serve in a doubles position if playing singles – give away too much ground. This presupposes one has good swing mechanics and is just tweaking the serve. Thanks. Jim S.

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  • Bob Benson 6 days ago

    Thanks for the clarification. I had to go back and replay the lesson wondering what I had missed. But good now with correction – serve too long, get toss more out in front.

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  • joaan 6 days ago

    Thank you
    I find all your tips/instructions informative and very helpful

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    • Brady
      Brady 5 days ago

      Happy to help Joaan. Thanks for commenting!

  • Dottie Wiencek 7 days ago

    Like. The daily reminders are wonderful. Sometimes we forget the small things and a little adjustment always helps. Thank you

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    • Brady
      Brady 5 days ago

      Thanks as always Dottie!

  • Robert Ronstadt 7 days ago

    Brady,

    Very clear and helpful. What about going too far wide versus not wide enough on a serve to the deuce court? Any thoughts?

    Bob

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  • richard brook 7 days ago

    how should I practice the toss?

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    • Brady
      Brady 5 days ago

      I’ve got a couple cool drills in an upcoming video. Stay tuned!

  • Eddie 7 days ago

    Love this one

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    • Brady
      Brady 7 days ago

      Awesome Eddie, hope it helps!

  • Oscar 7 days ago

    Thx Brady, very clear explanation
    Oscar

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    • Brady
      Brady 7 days ago

      Thanks for watching Oscar!

  • Joan Manuel 7 days ago

    A good lesson. The little details for improve every day.

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    • Brady
      Brady 7 days ago

      Absolutely Joan! Improve 1% every day.

  • Frank Spence 7 days ago

    Another way to avoid tossing too far in front or too far and back, and a method advocated by many, he’s to make the toss parallel with the baseline.

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    • Brady
      Brady 7 days ago

      Good point Frank. This was what McEnroe did…but then you are more likely to have issues with the toss being too far right or left. There’s definitely some room for variation in the toss.

  • James Bosley 7 days ago

    Thanx Brady ! Great fix in its simplicity!! It’s that type of fix that works best in the heat of battle, no ? Also, just an Exquisite club/court there around you !

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    • Brady
      Brady 7 days ago

      Yes a small fix to your toss is an good adjustment (vs trying to adjust your technique) mid-match. Thanks James!

  • charles owens 7 days ago

    Hi Brady. To be clear, to adjust to a serve being long, one would adjust the ball toss location. What is your response to “add more spin?”

    Regards,

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    • Brady
      Brady 7 days ago

      Adding spin is definitely another adjustment that will work. However to do that you would have to change your racket path which in essence is changing the serve that you were trying to hit.

  • Patrick 7 days ago

    I’m a bit confused. In the extreme examples you started with, the toss too far forward resulted in the serve hitting the net and the toss too far back resulted in the serve going way long. That makes sense but when your later serve was marginally long, you adjusted by moving the toss slightly back rather than slightly forward. The result was good but that seems contradictory.

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    • Brady
      Brady 7 days ago

      You’re 100% right Patrick. I wish I could say I did that to test my students…but I simply misspoke. Meant to say toss slightly more IN FRONT to bring that same serve down into the court. Sounds like you’ve got a good grasp of the idea!

    • Rich 7 days ago

      I had same question. Seems fix was inconsistent with message

  • Wolfgang Brunner 7 days ago

    Hi Brady, just to be sure: if your last serve example was a little bit too long – as I understood – then the correction of the toss should be “a bit more to the net” and not “a bit back nearer to the body”? Right?
    Regards Wolfgang

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    • Brady
      Brady 7 days ago

      Good catch, I totally misspoke. Obviously I meant to say “slightly more in front” which will bring the serve down a bit. Sorry for any confusion. My bad!

  • Guy Driesen 7 days ago

    Find the contradiction in this video 😉

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    • Brady
      Brady 7 days ago

      Good catch, I misspoke. Obviously I meant to say toss MORE IN FRONT to bring the ball down inside the service line. Thanks Guy!

  • rick harris 7 days ago

    thanks! you are a great instructor!

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    • Brady
      Brady 7 days ago

      Thanks Rick!

  • Rick Lieberman 7 days ago

    Hi

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