Mike Mulligans Tennis Tip of the Week

Your serve is only as strong as your serve percentages. If your 2nd serve is going in 95% of the time or more, that’s great!..IF…your 2nd serve has more than one placement, spin, power level. When you have this blend of options for your 2nd serve, then your 1st serve percentage can be less than 50% as you strive for an ace or a very aggressive 1st serve! But if your 2nd serve is easy and/or predictable to your opponents, and your opponents attack your team when returning your 2nd serve, then you know you need to come see me for some serving lessons! Simply just “getting the 2nd serve in” isn’t good enough. Both 1st and 2nd serves are intended to start the point giving the server the upper hand. Take advantage!