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The Serve:
Swing Path

John Yandell

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In this second article on constructing or improving your serve, we outline the key positions in the Swing Path to develop the ability to hit with power, accuracy, spin--and confidence! See the checkpoints but more importantly the progressions and the methodology for mastering these fundamental components using mental imagery and kinesthetics--as well as the critical role of video and how to implement it.

Click Here to see my Introduction to this series which gives an overview of this new method and how we will apply it to all the strokes, starting now with the serve. Click Here to see the first serve article which gives a detailed analysis of the Roger Federer service, how to use it as a model, and how to modify depending on your level!

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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