Something is missing. The more you try to fix your serve, the more “locked” it gets – it has less power and less consistency.
What’s missing is knowing and feeling how your body transfers energy though the body in an effortless way…
What’s missing is knowing how to imagine the racquet path correctly, as it is fundamentally different than the racquet path when hitting a groundstroke or a volley…
Tomaz is the rare instructor who speaks clearly, teaches in digestible bites, and when he demonstrates the strokes you can see that he is both a teacher and a player.
There are no shortcuts, and he will not give you any – but if you are looking for a qualified instructor, Tomaz should be one of your “trusted advisors.”
Even though their level of play is so different, they share one commonality: very few of them have mastered the serve – since it’s such a complex stroke to teach.
Because the serve is so complex, many things can go wrong – and, as it turns out, many things do go wrong.
Just look around the courts and you’ll see that, while the forehands and backhands are relatively similar to the forehands and backhands of the pros, the club-level serves are not even close to the serves the pros produce.
In my work with players, I have discovered that teaching technique is only part of the solution. There’s something else that needs to be taught.
I even had the opportunity to present my serve teaching system at the Croatian National Coaches Conference in Umag, Croatia, in February 2013.
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