Serve Bucket Challenge

Albert Murata Holding Two Prince Buckets

This past summer, I designed a tennis serve drill lesson for an online summer camp and thought I would share this with you!

This may SERVE as a quick tip to help improve your technique and a fun challenge for you to try.

Back story . . . 

When I filmed this video, I was happy (relieved) that I got both attempts on my first try . . . it’s not as easy as it looks! 

I knew it could potentially involve several attempts before achieving a perfectly seamless video, because when I filmed the online lesson for my students, I wasn’t able to accomplish the second level on my first try!

After making two in a row on the first level, I proceeded to the second level, but kept missing over and over. I decided to cut the video, then came back to finish the second level in 5 tries.

Lesson learned . . . 

I told my students that even I had a hard time tossing the balls in the bucket perfectly . . . even though I was the one who created the drill! 

However, I believe that through the process of trying over and over, this drill will “trick” them into learning a new skill without realizing it.

Check it out . . . please like, share, or comment how many times it took YOU to master the Serve Bucket Challenge!

Good Luck!!! 

Are You a One-Sided Player?

Groundstroke Tennis Training Aid — Innovative TopspinPro

Practice Videos

Share this Article!

About Author


Albert Murata

You could find Director of Tennis for the Royal Kona Resort Tennis Club, Albert Murata, stringing racquets in the AM Stringing Pro Shop or Pro Circuit events, teaching on the courts, coaching a youth tennis team, or playing league tennis! He has a long history in the tennis community from Kona to Oahu.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.