Choosing The Appropriate Racquetball Serve
The Drive ServeA drive serve is a high risk serve that is intended to be extremely difficult to return. Drive serves are hit hard and usually land just over the fault line and bounce again before getting to the back or side wall. Drive shots are hit extremely hard and are best suited if you are trying to land an ace. You will most likely have to spend a lot of time practicing exactly how low and hard to hit the ball on the front wall in order to have the ball land just over the fault line.
Drive Serve Video
The Z And Jam ServesZ serves are less risky than your drive serve but are still quite effective. Z and Jam serves consist of shots that bounce off the front wall then off the side wall and land passed the fault line. The good thing about these serves is that they force the receiver to move to get the ball. This is especially effective if they are tired. You have to be careful though, as often times the ball will go directly to the receiver which will create a great offensive opportunity for them.
Z Serve Video
The Lob ServeThe Lob serve is considered the most conservative serving method since it yields the least risk. The lob serve is typically a serve you would perform after faulting on your first attempt at a more difficult serve. With the lob serve you are going to try bounce the ball of the front wall and have the ball come back, bounce, and be waste level or higher on the receiver. There isn’t much point at trying to trick your opponent with a lob serve as the ball is moving slow enough that they can easily figure out what is going on.
Lob Serve Video