Last week I showed you a video of coach Mauro Marcos hitting forehands for accuracy. I decided to take the same kinds of drills to the service boxes.
I slowed everything way down and simply aimed at targets that would pull someone WAAAAAAAY off the court.
Yes, I’m sure we all love to see a 125 mph out wide serve, but truly I’ve been beaten terribly by a 60 mph serve that took me so far off the court I’d need a bicycle to get back.
Get yourself some cheap cones at Sports Authority or simply use tennis ball cans. Put them at 3 feet from the service line on the wide side line of the service box. Swinging nice and smooth try to hit the target area consistently.
When I slowed way down I was able to hit angles that would run the opponent into the next county. Like coach Mauro said, “Accurcy first, power later”. I’m going to hit really slow for about a month until I can at will hit those targets. Then I’ll add a tiny bit more power. If my accuracy suffers, I’ll go back to hitting slower.
I really believe this exercise will help you devastate your opponents with wide serves.