5/29/17

Serving Yips

Post from Sarah Ansboury:

"I have seen many cases of the ball shooting in one direction or another.  At times, it may land in the middle of the net.  The next shot nearly sails over the fence.  It lands in the neighboring court on the left, then the right.  Frankly, for those that have had the serving yips, they don’t have any idea where the next ball will land.
As always we want to be aware of where our paddle starts and finishes. So the very first thing to check, if this happens to you, is your finish position.  Regardless of your level of embarrassment or frustration, hold your finish position and analyze where it is.  Your paddle should be extended flat toward our target.
  • You want to swing from your shoulder, not your wrist, not our elbow;
  • You want to extend out away from your body…to often we become cramped, too close to our body;
  • You want to be fairly upright so your hips and shoulders can naturally rotate into the shot.

Your goal is to allow your body to move effortlessly. Allow your body to turn naturally.  Increase your range of motion."