How To Pronate on Your Tennis Serve – Tennis Serve Pronation

    How To Pronate on Your Tennis Serve – Tennis Serve Pronation. The tennis serve can be very hard to master, and pronation is at the forefront of any good server. In this video, coach Simon of Top Tennis Training will help you understand exactly what pronation on the tennis serve is and how you can pronate on your serve in tennis.
    Should you pronate on all your tennis serves?
    If you are using the continental grip to serve with, pronation is likely occurring on most of your tennis serves. It’s extremely hard to serve with a continental grip without using pronation prior to contact.
    After the trophy position, the racket head will drop down and the elbow and butt cap of the racket will start leading the way towards the ball, while this occurs, the forearm will go into a position called supination. For right-handed tennis players, this means the side of the strings you will make contact with the ball will be facing the left side of the court. The edge of the racket will then be leading the way towards the contact point, it looks as if the side of the racket will hit the ball in this position, from here now the strings will start to open towards the court and this happens mainly from the forearm pronating. It’s important to note that while you are pronating during this motion, you have not fully pronated but only pronated from a supinated position into a neutral position.
    After the contact point, the best servers in the world will then turn the palm and the strings towards the right side of the court, again this occurs mainly due to pronation of the forearm and shoulder.
    This motion allows the player to accelerate fully during the contact zone without stressing the wrist or elbow by using wrist flexion or wrist extension too much.