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Connecting racket to ball.
The most unnatural element of a tennis serve is…
A serious angle for serious power and spin (potentially…)
Rolling with the thumb to make full use of ‘the unnatural’.
How to set it all in motion.
‘JOB VACANCY – WANTED: – RACKET HAND TO THROW RACKET HEAD’
‘JOB VACANCY – WANTED: – EXTRA HAND TO ASSIST RACKET HEAD THROWER’
Almost right is not yet good enough, especially when setting up a serve.
Coordinating your efforts with a wonky ‘W’.
A sudden surge of thrown racket.
‘Where else is there for me to go?’
Stay sideways and the serve goes nowhere.