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I have a stance question about serving and the toss. I have noticed that a LOT of the pros toss the ball up and into themselves. One what are the advantages of that as opposed to out a bit from the body? Secondly it's hard to get a good view of what their stance does during this I am somewhat short and tossing it into myself I find myself leaning back a bit and that puts me slightly off balance to get into a good stance. What is the proper way to handle this and get the most effective serve? Sorry for the long delay off the site I have been practicing but my club is down for the summer due to no A/C and temps reaching over 100 F about 40 C ;) and I have been on vacation.
Although technically illegal you will find that most players do toss the ball towards themselves during service.
It adds a little speed to the ball which makes you able to generate more spin. Hitting the ball from closer also allows you to control the ball better and swing through with your wrist more effectively.
Get yourself set up with a good balanced stance and stay stable while you are hitting the ball. Have your feet quite wide apart. You will also need to practice throwing the ball up so that it falls in the correct position so that you don't have to move.
I have heard of the high temperatures. At the moment we are in Winter so would like a little bit of heat but not 40 C.
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