Strategy - Serving
The most important thing you can do on your serve is to just get the ball in the correct court! Most beginning players lose opportunities for points on their serve, because they make a bad serve. I have observed that the best players don't always hit the hardest serve, but they usually make the least faults on their serve.Once you are able to get your serve in consistently, you are ready to experiment with it a little to make it more difficult to return. There are three things you want to try in order to improve your serve which I will list in the order of importance:
Now that we can get our serve in consistently and fairly accurately, we want to add variety to our serve. I will list a few ideas that I and others have tried in an effort to make things difficult for the person returning the serve.