How To Hit Perfect Kick Serve In Tennis – 3 Steps. In this brand new video Top Tennis Training coach Simon Konov (LTA Level 4 Senior Performance and RPT National Professional coach) will share with you three steps to hitting a perfect kick serve.
Here are the three steps to follow:
1. Using the continental grip. This grip will allow the proper mechanics to occur prior to, during and after contact. If you don’t use this grip these actions will not be possible and the kick serve will not work.
2. The ball toss – toss the ball more to your left and slightly behind your head on the kick serve. This will allow you to hit the ball from 8 o’clock to 2 o’clock on the ball (bottom left hand side to top right hand side).
3. Shoulder over shoulder action and staying sideways throughout the serve which will help you actually hit the ball from the 8-2 o’clock motion.



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  2. Whenever I get nervous in a match my kick serve drops into the net and too the left. Any idea what could be causing that? I can hit it well in practice and follow these steps

  3. Simon, Once again simple , logical explanation with lots of clarity ! Thanks. I am going to try the kick serve and will let you know how successful I was. !!

  4. Thanks for the video it's great as usual!
    I was just wondering (at the end of the video) when you show the movement if we should let the right arm finishing the movement on the left part of the boy…as I can see from the video that after hitting the ball you keep your elbow up.
    Thanks for any help you can provide! 🙂

  5. Hi Simon, been a fan of your channel for a while…I have a quick question about the serving motion of you and Alex that I noticed after showing the brief demonstration at the end. I noticed that you arrive a bit earlier than Alex to the trophy holding position when you serve and Alex's motion waits a bit longer on the start to get a more fluid motion before the impact. Any reasons to choose which over which? My first thought is that unless you can master the longer swing, the shorter would be more consistent and safer…

    Thanks a lot!
    from S.Korea

  6. Hi Simon, this is Martin Caparros. You coached me at David Lloyds RP when I was a small kid. I really enjoy the lessons you gave to me and your videos help to improve. Now I am 11 years old and I live in Singapore. My dad keeps advertising Top Tennis Training channel to everybody here. I just wanted to thank you for all the lessons you gave to me. Let's keep in touch. Martin

  7. Great video, many thanks. As an adult beginner these videos have been absolutely invaluable. Is there any chance you could analyse Dominic Thiem’s kick serve (out wide from the vantage court). I saw during the French he used it to good effect – often as a first serve. He seems to get so much more lateral movement off the court compared to other players. Would be great to hear your thoughts on his kick serve technique. Many thanks. 🎾🎾

  8. Can you do a video on aiming the kick serve to the deuce side? Almost every video shows the ad side and I have trouble aiming on the deuce points. When I try to hit a kick down the T often times I either miss it wide or I go too much to the body/forehand.

  9. best kick serve video on youtube, especially the shoulder part, now the motion it's way more clear in my head, thank you Simon.

  10. Best video I've ever seen on the kick serve. I've struggled physicalyl with this serve – especially with getting some power into it. Simon's tips on the shoulder mechanics really helps. Tony Costa. Tennis Wales Ambassador.


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