As a casual player of Padel, I frequently observe my fellow players trying to play a service with a lot of spin in an effort to fool their opponents. Having a service where the ball consistently stays low and is accurate will be a much better alternative.
How can I make your padel service better? Use a higher-than-usual backswing to generate some slices as you hit down and through the ball. Just enough piece is required to keep the ball low. Instead of trying to create too much spin, concentrate on precision. Apply the same strategy to the first and second services.
Let’s discuss the essential components you will need for a consistently good service rather than those trick-shot services that we only get correct 10% of the time.
Padel Rackets Generate Only Minor Spin
You know Padel is a sport played with solid-faced rackets rather than stringed ones. This means a stringed racket can generate much more spin than a padel racket.
This implies that if your sole goal is to generate as much spin as possible, you must choose between speed and accuracy.
Only spin the padel ball enough to keep it low.
The subject of how much spin you should try to employ now that you are aware of how little spin your padel racket produces and the dangers of attempting to induce extra spin.
To keep the ball low after bouncing and when it rebounds off the side or back walls of the court, the primary solution is only to utilize the minimal amount of spin necessary.
You can concentrate on where you position the ball and quicken your service by minimizing the spin you use.
Increase Your Backswing to Create Slice Spin On Your Service
Extending my backswing to shoulder height or a little higher is the simplest way to produce a slice spin on my padel service.
In this manner, I can still play a service with some pace and some spin.
As you know, to serve, your padel racket must make contact with the ball at waist height or lower.
Avoid attempting to spin your opponent.
I’ve done this before, so I know it’s wrong. I made it a point to put a lot of sidespin on the ball during every service to make it bounce oddly. The issue was that accuracy suffered as a result.
It took me a long time to improve my sidespin service’s accuracy even somewhat. By then, all my rivals knew the ball’s bounce pattern, rendering my “new” trick service useless.
An easier Padel service action is more reliable and accurate.
You can start getting more consistently precise by producing the slice with this easier service motion of your higher backswing. Building trust in both your first and second services through accuracy is essential.
A Padel Serve Will Emerge Flat from The Glass.
I used to play my service flat, or without any spin, when I first began playing Padel.
It aided me in providing better service and allowed me to enjoy a game of Padel on my first day thoroughly.
It would “jump up off the side glass, making for an easy return, but by playing a flat service. Similarly, when I served flat down the middle, the ball would continue to the rear glass and gently bounce up for my opponent.
The ball may drop so low off the glass that it makes things much more difficult. I didn’t know this until I started playing my service with slice spin.
Before introducing speed, improve the slice on your padel service.
This one was another area of the padel service where I utterly failed when I first began.I used to try to launch a winner with my first service, just like so many other rookies.
That would fall short nine times out of 10. Then, due to my inconsistent play, I would serve a second time over the net and lose the point. I should have worked diligently on my slice service and let the speed come when I gained confidence.
That would have given me both a first-rate and a second-rate second service.
When you have two serves, you can play a more aggressive service.
With two serves, we can be much more aggressive with our first serve as recreational padel players. The practice of playing a crazy first service that hardly ever connects and a poor second service that just flatly flies over the net should be avoided.
If we have a vital service played with the right amount of slice to keep the ball low after the bounce, all we need to do is take a little bit of speed off our service for better accuracy to have a second service that is more than adequate.
The Two Primary Focus Areas for a Padel Service
The two most incredible places to direct your padel services are the centerline or comprehensive such that the ball bounces close to the sidewall’s glass panel.
You can most effectively displace your opponents in these spots. Let your partner know where you plan to play your service to better cover the regions at the net where the ball can be returned.
Improve Your Service’s Speed When you feel more certain about your accuracy.
Your confidence will increase as you practice your slice service and improve your precision, enabling you to begin gradually speeding up the delivery.
Your first and second services will go more quickly as your confidence grows.