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WATCH: Who Else Wants a Bigger Kick Serve?

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WATCH: Who Else Wants a Bigger Kick Serve?

Hey there, Ramon Osa here.

Is your second serve constantly getting HAMMERED?

Do you feel like every time you go up to serve, you’re playing from behind?

Or maybe you can hit a decent first serve, but your second serve just kind of “floats” in.

The truth is, you’re only as good as your second serve.

And luckily, in this video, I’ve got your back…

Because Essential Tennis and I teamed up to bring you the top 4 tips for hitting a BIGGER, better Kick Serve…the kind of Kick Serve that is actually a weapon, and doesn’t just get crushed by your opponents.

  1. Make sure your racket path is correct.  According to Ira (The Dude With the Cool Glasses), most players he sees are swinging THROUGH the ball… instead of “up” the back of the ball.
  2. Be Sure You are “loading” your shoulder, so you get enough racket head speed to make the ball kick, as Ian says.  This is key because the coil is where you get all your power, and you do that by loading your shoulder.
  3. Kirby (by far the best looking of the bunch in this video) says you have to ACCELERATE your racket through the shot, to get it to truly kick.
  4. And Finally I say, let the ball toss drop a little bit so the racket actually has space to accelerate.  Otherwise, you end up reaching up as high as you can to make contact, and the racket has lost the momentum it needs to “brush up” the back of the ball.
WATCH: A Quick Tip To Help You Hold Serve In Tennis

Click on my video above and see for yourself, and if you’ve never learned a kick serve before, but are interested in it, I also have a step by step video that will help you.

Also, if you liked this video and/or this post, be sure to head over to my Youtube channel for more great video tips and fun instruction!

Talk soon,


After years of working with tennis professionals, I developed my own program and moved myself up to 5.5. I even played in the USTA 7.0 mixed championships! My goal now is to help everyone find the FUN in tennis fundamentals, and to show them that tennis is a solution to lifelong fitness!

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