This video by Malia Bailey covers the four basic serves: drive serve, high lob serve, drive z serve, and half lob serve.
In racquetball, the server has an enormous advantage over the returner.
- You get to hit your serve into a huge area in the back of the court.
- You can direct your serve at your opponent’s weakness (backhand).
- You can control the speed and direction of the serve.
- Your goal is to hit a serve which is not returnable by your opponent (service ace).
In order to win a game, you would like to score at least 5 points per game by hitting service winners.
So, normally you would try to use either a drive or z serve on your first serve. If you fault on the first serve, then hit a lob serve on your second serve.