Every player starts the match in lawn tennis with serving/sending the ball with a racket to the opponent. Sometimes you can win almost immediately. To do this, the serve technique in lawn tennis must be worked out.
Basic rules of serving in tennis
Sending the first ball in lawn tennis is called a serve. How to do this correctly is described in detail in the current rules of the game.
A pre-thrown ball is sent by the racket. In this case, the blow can be made both from above and from below.
The player must be in the serving area and in no case go beyond the marks located on the court.
The technique of serving in lawn tennis can be honed for many years. The right serve gives you a chance to win at the first attempt.
Making a serve the following is strictly prohibited:
- Moving around the court or changing your own location in any other way.
- Stepping outside the feed area. Otherwise, the player will face sanctions.
- Serving straight. In lawn tennis, the serve must be diagonal.
A serve is considered wrong if:
- the player breaks one or more rules of serve.
- The ball fell untouched.
- The ball fell untouched.
- The ball flew into the partner, provided that the game is played in pairs.
Professional tennis players specially work out the correct serve so as not to make such mistakes.
Position of the racket when serving
Before serving, the tennis racket is placed behind the athletes back and goes straight up. This is a mandatory rule that must not be broken.
Since this arrangement can be inconvenient, experienced tennis players are advised to use the left grip, which helps to increase the speed and strength of the blow. The player can save up to 15% of energy.
Important: novice tennis players find this grip uncomfortable, but this is due to lack of skill. As a result of training, this grip is absorbed quite quickly and no longer causes inconvenience.
The ball is thrown in a jump and at the same time the racket changes its position. The player must start moving the racket exactly when it is required for the correct stroke.
Position of the player when serving
The player must stand in front of the back line. It is forbidden to step over or step on it.
Your feet are shoulder-width apart. Be sure to lean on your left leg if you are right-handed and vice versa.
To prepare for the serve, it is better to make a few hits on the court surface. The opponent may try to make distracting maneuvers. The rules do not prohibit them doing so, but it is not recommended to do so too often.
The serving player is advised to completely ignore such maneuvers.
Before you throw the ball, you should extend your hand forward. The ball is not taken in a fist but is compressed with your fingers. You should use all five fingers.
Important: to serve a ball right, you should throw it straight up, and to make a twisted ball, it is recommended to direct it slightly behind the head.
The ball should be thrown directly in the jump. This is also regulated by the current rules.