Were you a big Sam Groth fan? Sadly, Australia’s one-time world number 53 has retired now, but before he did he served a ball at a reported 163.4mph at the Buscan Open in South Korea.

That’s Sam’s claim for tennis immortality. And it’s a good one. Serving is such a vital part of tennis at the top level, and it’s probably the part that most part-time players struggle to master.

A Neilson tennis holiday puts you in the perfect places and with the perfect people to get not just a functional serve, but one that will become a potent weapon in your arsenal. A bit like Sam Groth (you know who he is now).

But before you start packing your tennis gear, here are some top tips from us and a handy video from former GB player Mark Petchey, to help improve your serve.