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Kick Serve with 11 years old boy

  • Release to the back of the neck, good rotation of the shoulders and flexion of the lower back;
  • Brushing the ball, as in the “top spin” effect, so that the ball describes an arc and passes safely over the net and/or obtains a shorter angle.

Well Balanced Forehand

  • If the player is behind the ball’s trajectory, whether in “close-stance”, “semi open-stance, or “open-stance”, the last support for an aggressive Right should be on the left foot;
  • In the left foot support, the player must enter the support with the heel;
  • Push your legs against the floor to ensure more power in the stroke (bending your knees);
  • Have good support so that the body comes out towards the ball.

Flat Serve

  • Right body, jumping slightly leaning forward. Internal trunk rotation only;
  • Toss high, slightly forward and in line with right shoulder;
  • Achieve the greatest possible angle at the time of impact with the ball, pronation movement (thumb forward movement), to achieve a flat and aggressive Serve.

Slice Serve with 11 years old kid

  • Right body, jumping slightly leaning forward. Internal trunk rotation only;
  • Toss high, slightly forward and in line with right shoulder, as in High Service;
  • Achieve the widest possible angle at the height of impact with the ball. Lesser pronation movement (thumb-finger passing forward) than in Flat Service for, tapping the ball “finely”, to achieve a cut effect on the ball, trying to describe a curved trajectory.

Smash Footwork

João Cunha e Silva teaching the smash footwork.