The Serve: Technical Characteristics

The Serve:
Technical Characteristics

John Yandell




In the Introduction to my New Teaching Method, (Click Here) I outlined the elements of this advanced, multi-dimensional methodology for helping players develop world class fundamentals, based on years of high speed video research and my work with players from tour to club level. Now let's get started on the serve!

Find out the precise technical elements to serve the way you have always wanted: with power, accuracy, spin variety--and confidence! This article lays the foundation for the teaching progressions, development drills, and visual and kinesthetic keys you need to produce high level serves consistently under pressure. The teaching model I am presenting is based on the player with the simplest, most efficient, and possibly most effective service motion in tennis. Yes you have heard of him--Roger Federer.



John Yandell is widely acknowledged as one of the leading videographers and students of the modern game of professional tennis. His high speed filming for Advanced Tennis and Tennisplayer have provided new visual resources that have changed the way the game is studied and understood by both players and coaches. He has done personal video analysis for hundreds of high level competitive players, including Justine Henin-Hardenne, Taylor Dent and John McEnroe, among others.

In addition to his role as Editor of Tennisplayer he is the author of the critically acclaimed book Visual Tennis. The John Yandell Tennis School is located in San Francisco, California.


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