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[tennisbiz] Re: Looking for a Serving Toss Drill

From: David Breslow <>
Date: Tue 22 Oct 2002 11:09:14 EDT

Hi Linda,

Here's a couple that worked for me.

1. Have him use his chin as the release point for the ball. As his arm
moves upward he opens his hand at chin level and this generally keeps the
ball in line as it moves through the air.

2. Have him stand in place and toss the ball so that he does not move his
feet to catch it. Using the method above helps facilitate this.

3. Have him stand next to a wal with his left shoulder against it (if his
tossing arm is the left arm. If not...stand with right shoulder against
wall). Have him make the tossing motion with proper release point (at chin).
 Putting his arm and shoulder against the wall or any flat surface will act
as an automatic guide for the arm to smoothly move up.

The toss usually goes "all over the place" because the arm is moving in
different directions and the ball is being released from the hand at
different points. You can show your son that if he releases it before the will go out in from of him. If he releases it after his chin, it
will go over his head and behind him. This reference point can help bring
the toss in to a more regular position so that he can catch it without

Hope this helps!

David Breslow
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