So now we’re going to discuss the drive serve.
This serve is the most aggressive serve in racquetball, where you’re hitting the ball
pretty much as hard as you possibly can, very low, just crossing the short line, without
hitting the back wall. Again, you’re trying to get your opponent, the person returning
the serve, on the defense right away, so that they just flip up a shot, and it’s a setup,
and you can crush them. That’s basically what you’re trying to get out of the drive serve,
is a defensive shot, a defensive return, so that you can be on the offense right at the
beginning of the rally. It basically starts with the footwork. You line up with the left
foot in front of the right if you’re right handed. If you’re left handed, then it’s the
left foot in front of the right, racket in hand this way. Hold up, that’s not right,
it’s the right foot in front of the left and it goes this way. So, hopefully you understand
this so far. Left foot in front of the right, as you are going into your stance, you drop
the ball and step through. All the momentum’s going through the ball, so as you drop, at
the same time that your back foot goes, your momentum runs through and you smash the ball
straight back, straight in and out as hard as you can. That’s the drive serve, it looks
something like this.
That’s the drive serve, it looks just like that. You can go to the forehand, you can
go to the backhand, you can go to the middle, but that is the basics behind the drive serve.