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Improve Your Tennis Serve:Basic Steps & Techniques

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About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 11:43
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 68 MB
  • Posted: 11/06/2007

Chris and Brian teach the steps to perfecting your tennis serve in this exciting and informative 12 minute video. The first portion of this lesson outlines the 5 basic steps for an effective tennis serve: grip, footwork, ball toss, swing motion, and follow through. Chris and Brian also show you some additional exercises to allow you to practice the more difficult techniques. Part 2 of the video goes into more detail about 3 different types of serves: flat, kick, and slice. These serves are thoroughly explained and demonstrated from different angles and in slow motion.

Chris has been playing tennis for 12 years and is an instructor for The University of Texas Tennis Club. He also coaches at Westwood Country Club in Austin, TX. Chris has an NTPR rating of 5.0.

Brian has been playing tennis for 10 years and was formerly an instructor at The University of Texas at San Antonio as well as an AAU Junior Olympics silver medalist. He is currently a member of The University of Texas Tennis Club.

Whether you’re new to tennis or are a novice looking to improve your serve, join Chris and Brian for a few minutes of fun, easy-to-follow tennis instruction. After watching this instructional video, you’ll be able to ace your serve like the pros!

Proceeds from this video will benefit the YMCA of Austin.

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LonghornTennis
LonghornTennis
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We are four students at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. We created this MindBite lesson for an Entrepreneurial Management class project. Proceeds from our video benefit the YMCA of Austin.

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Recent Reviews

Tina_homepage
It's the little things
04/08/2008
~ Tina

Since I'm not very good, I found this lesson helpful because they show little ways to make great improvements to a tennis serve. It's often the details that make the difference, so showing how to stand and throw, etc. as well as demonstrating was really helpful.

Nopic_blu
Great Job
11/29/2007
~ TravisHoop

After watching this video I'm pumped about hitting up the courts and seeing what I can do. I have a feeling that after watching this video I'll go from terrible to bad. Great Job.

Nopic_grn
Awesome lesson
11/29/2007
~ cparubes

This video brought out points that will really help me with my game. I'm a beginner and can't wait to try these stradegies out.
I recommend this to all!

Nopic_orng
great!
11/28/2007
~ ashtx

The video was fun and informative. I told all my friends about it!

Nopic_orng
Tennis Serve
11/20/2007
~ rainmaker

The video was very informative. I will be using these newly learned skills to beat this old man I play every now and then. Maybe I will be able to run him raggid around the court for a change.

Tina_homepage
It's the little things
04/08/2008
~ Tina

Since I'm not very good, I found this lesson helpful because they show little ways to make great improvements to a tennis serve. It's often the details that make the difference, so showing how to stand and throw, etc. as well as demonstrating was really helpful.

Nopic_blu
Great Job
11/29/2007
~ TravisHoop

After watching this video I'm pumped about hitting up the courts and seeing what I can do. I have a feeling that after watching this video I'll go from terrible to bad. Great Job.

Nopic_grn
Awesome lesson
11/29/2007
~ cparubes

This video brought out points that will really help me with my game. I'm a beginner and can't wait to try these stradegies out.
I recommend this to all!

Nopic_orng
great!
11/28/2007
~ ashtx

The video was fun and informative. I told all my friends about it!

Nopic_orng
Tennis Serve
11/20/2007
~ rainmaker

The video was very informative. I will be using these newly learned skills to beat this old man I play every now and then. Maybe I will be able to run him raggid around the court for a change.

Nopic_tan
from underhand to overhand
11/08/2007
~ brittanie

I'm a terribly tennis player. This vid really helps in mastering my beginner's tennis serve. Before it I used to serve underhand.

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