Kane has the best drive serve on the pro tour.
He is also known for his elaborate pre-serve routine in the front court and service box which he performs before every drive serve.
What is the purpose of this routine? Do athletes in other sports have pre-action routines?
Well, the answer is overwhelmingly yes! I can immediately think of pro golfers who go through a pre-shot routine. And pro basketball players also do a pre-shot routine before shooting a free throw.
So what are the benefits of a pre-serve routine?
A routine keeps your mind calm, occupied and focused. It is especially important to remain focused when you are under pressure. The pre-serve routine keeps your attention on the present moment. It gives you time to relax, breathe, and then get ready to commit 100% to your next serve.
Your repeatable routine can be as simple as bouncing the ball 4 times or taking a deep breath, but it should happen every time you step into the service box.