How can i perfect my flat serve? I am not sure how to stand properly. What should the ball toss and racket positioning be like. I am trying to use Roddick's serving motion. It used to work out pretty well but its not working anymore. My major problem is that my serve is not accurate. What can i do to increase my accuracy? Please help me out. Thanks in advance.
You will never have complete perfection of the flat serve but you can always improve it. For the stance you should have your back foot facing the same way as the baseline and your front foot facing the umpire's chair. The ball toss should be thrown out the right to hit a flat serve, also keep a continental grip on the racquet, at the point of impact you should be hitting down on the ball or rather snapping down on it by using your wrist. I'm guessing when you hit the flat serve you just hit it as hard as you possibly can, this is not plausable when you are trying to acheive accuracy for a down the T shot your ball toss should be thrown slightly more to the left then if you were going to hit it in the middle of the service box, the opposite is done when you are going out wide the ball is thrown more to the right. Just like Roddick I think you will have to slow down the serve to acheive the kind of accuracy that I think you want, also if you ever try to serve volley make sure you realise that you give yourself enough time to actually get the service line before you hit the volley.