A servic routine is highly recommended for any player. the serve is the one time in a match that there are no external factors. You have complete control of the toss, your jump, where you aim. By using a consistant routine, you can really make the most of the opportunity to control your serve well.
My routine starts after I have decided where to serve from, and where to serve to. I have positioned myself about 2.5 metres behind the baseline, made sure the sand is reasonably flat.
- Spin the ball once, and whack it to knock any sand off it.
- Position the ball into my right hand with the panels aligned.
- Choose the spot on the sand I am going to hit.
- Visualise my hand contacting the ball, and the follow through of my arm towards the target.
- Think “Loose”
- Hold the ball out with a straight arm, in line with my shoulder. (At right angles to my chest). Right foot forward.
- Throw the ball directly in front of my should so that my arm can swing straight at it.
- The rest should take care of itself…