Hey! This is Florian Online Tennis Instruction. In today’s video I want to take a close look at Roger Federer’s kick serve which is an excellent kick serve and we want to take a close look at some of the things that he does well and that you may be able to copy. So the first thing I want to take a look at here is Rogers toss he releases the ball at around eye level and we will see that the toss travels right to left. Now the toss does the same thing on his first serve however on the kick serve he tosses a little further to the left. Right here you can see how that toss travels right to left and now let’s take a look at the contact position So contact right here as we can see is in line with the edge of Rogers head, it is further over to the left than it is on his first serve and this allows him to increase the upward angle and create that kick on that serve. However one thing I want to mention is that this is not nearly as far over to the left as a lot of people think! So you really just have to toss a little further to the left for that kick serve and not a lot and in fact if you do toss too far over to the left you’re increasing your chances of injuring your shoulder. Okay let’s take a look at the same thing from the front view. Right here we can see that Roger once again releases the ball at around eye level and now that toss is going to travel right to left and that allows Roger to increase the upward angle and generate more kick on that serve. Now let’s also take a close look at the contact position here from the front angle and once again we see that contact is in line with the edge of Rogers head here just a little further to the left than on his first serve but not as much as most people would think. All right so those were some of the important elements of Rogers incredible kick serve. As we saw Roger releases the ball at around eye level, his toss travels slightly right-to-left which allows him to increase the upward angle and also Roger makes contact a little further to the left than he does on his first serve however not as far to the left as most people would think. If you enjoyed this video I’d like to ask you to click the like button below and also subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t done so yet because then you will receive all of the newest videos!