The Importance of a Serving Routine

It's that simple. By serving well, you can account for as much as 40% of your team's offensive output. There are many different types of serves, but they all have one thing in common: a server must develop a consistent routine. Think of it in terms of shooting free throws in basketball. A player steps to the line, bounces the ball a couple times, takes a deep breath, and shoots. The same strategy works in serving. Work out a routine from the very beginning of your career, and once you've found something that works, stick with it. A typical routine will involve looking down while you bounce the ball several times, collecting your thoughts, then looking up, taking a deep breath, and then going into your serving motion. Never underestimate the importance of your routine. Do it exactly the same whether it's the first serve of the game or match point for the championship.

Every serve is critical. Use your routine every time and see how your success will build.