How to correct 4 typical errors in the paddle serve – Tennis Tonic

Coach Gonzalo of Rocket Paddle Bristol identifies four common errors in the paddle serve: serving with the ball too low, starting the running movement too early, dropping the ball too close to the body and making the correct cut.

Rocket Padel Bristol coach, Gonzalo, identifies four typical errors in serving in paddle tennis and gives advice on how to avoid them.

The first mistake is serving too low, which causes the ball to travel more slowly and produce a parabolic impact. The players’ goal should be to hit the ball as high as possible.

The second mistake is starting to run too early or too late. Ideally, you should start as soon as you hit the ball and go through a full swing.

Dropping the ball too close to the body and pointing the tip of the racket down can lead to a shot that is too low and a decrease in swing speed, which is the third fault.

Finally, players should focus on cutting the ball correctly, without moving too quickly from top to bottom or bottom to top. The speaker also suggests that players press forward to extend the serve after hitting and lift the racket above the ball to add slice. In his conclusion, he says that serving with better cutting and placement is more effective than serving quickly and erratically. He also advises being smart on the court and determining the appropriate intensity of serves.