Flat Serve Technique | Hit Faster and Harder (125+ MPH)

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, these adjustments could give your serve the boost it needs.

Master Your Grip: Switch up to a continental grip for your serve. This adjustment puts your racquet on edge, ramping up that all-important racquet head speed. Think of it like holding a hammer when driving in a nail.

Keep That Palm Down: Maintain a downward-facing palm until the moment of contact. It might feel strange initially, but it's a game-changer. Check out Roger Federer's form for the perfect example in the video above.

Embrace the Throw: Your serve motion mirrors your throwing action. Focus on capturing that pre-throw moment for the ideal trophy position. It's about fluid, natural movement and mastering the kinetic chain.

Perfect Your Grip Pressure: Find the sweet spot on the grip pressure scale, aiming for a 4-6 range. Too tight increases injury risk, so experiment to discover what works best for you.

There are two bonus tips I used while trying to crack the 130 MPH barrier. Make sure you watch the video above to see what those are.

I've been implementing these tweaks in my game, chasing that elusive 130 MPH mark. Give them a try and see if you can add that extra 3-5 mph to your serve over the coming weeks!

BONUS: Try This String With Your New Racquet

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