Pronation is a special type of arm movement that allows you to accelerate your tennis racket through the ball, increasing the amount of power and spin you can generate. … This simple motion of your arm is pronation; the act of turning your palm to face away from you.
Hereof, why is pronation important in tennis serve?
The waiter’s serve as early opening of the racquet face gives you that security that you will surely hit the ball on the strings and be able to steer it into the target. You approach the ball with the “pushing” way of creating force which slows down your racquet at contact (obviously as you want more control)
Considering this, do you pronate on a slice serve?
Pronating your wrist will cause you to hit your contact point flatly, so try to keep your racket face in a chopping motion as you follow-through your slice serve.
How do you serve without pronation?
In a proper stride, your foot should roll forward from heel to toe. Your pronation should be neutral. Looking at the back of your foot and leg, your heel, ankle, and knee should form a straight line.
Contact Point & Racquet Angle
With the kick serve, you’ll want to contact the ball from bottom to the top of the ball so that you’re hitting or brushing up on the ball. Hitting up is counterintuitive to many players at first because they’re afraid the ball will sail long.
The Continental grip is the best tennis racket grip for slice serves and overheads (unless you use an Eastern grip), drop shots, and volleying. Continental grips are great at handling low balls, giving you easy access to pick up shots, and the ability to add sidespin or underspin.