As much as it helps musicians, rhythm is important to tennis players! So helping players understand and develop rhythm in their key shots is one of the most valuable things you can do; it’s especially critical to a player’s serve.
In this Quick Fix clip our test player demonstrates a serve that is too fast through the early part of the take-back. Too much speed early on will limit the players scope for acceleration through the throwing action.
By having a player track a ball rolled along the path of the serve, you can encourage them to slow down their take-back; giving them the reserve to generate speed through the remainder of the serve.
Note that although we’re demonstrating with an adult test player, this problem and fix is equally relevant to both children and adults.
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