My Serve

My Serve

Post by acepoint8 » Sat, 18 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Heres the deal. I'm 15. have a huge serve, and a crappy
serve. I don't know why, but one day I have a 110 mph
serve, the next a 60. I am pretty sure its becuase my
motion is so terrible. I use about 10 different motions per
serving game. I don't know which one is the best and works.
EAch one works well at differnet times. I obviusly can't
explain all the motions, so I am asking you, which ATP
players motion should I mimic. I like to serve and volley.
And the biggest question i have is my back swing. Should I
take my raquet back like mareclo rios does, and swing from
that postition. Or take it back like Tod Martin does, a big
loopy start, and swing from the back scratch position.
Please help

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My Serve

Post by Scall » Sat, 18 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Heres the deal. I'm 15. have a huge serve, and a crappy
>serve. I don't know why, but one day I have a 110 mph
>serve, the next a 60. I am pretty sure its becuase my
>motion is so terrible. I use about 10 different motions per
>serving game. I don't know which one is the best and works.
>EAch one works well at differnet times. I obviusly can't
>explain all the motions, so I am asking you, which ATP
>players motion should I mimic. I like to serve and volley.
>And the biggest question i have is my back swing. Should I
>take my raquet back like mareclo rios does, and swing from
>that postition. Or take it back like Tod Martin does, a big
>loopy start, and swing from the back scratch position.
>Please help

Do you play on your high school team?  If not, you may want to entertain the
thought just because you would get free coaching.  Seriously.

No one here has seen your serve.  Therefore it's hard for anyone of us to
recommend what is best for you.  That's why it's always nice to save some
cash up for a lesson.

Tennis Magazine always seems to have articles on how to improve your serve.
Check out the Library.

Finally, try having someone video tape your serve.  Make sure to point out
to the camera what serves that you liked.  This will help you refine your
service motion.

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My Serve

Post by CHI4POWE » Mon, 20 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Let me ask you! What motion seems more CONSISTENT to you? If you can serve 145
once in a while this doesn't do JACK!!!!If you can get your second serve in,this
means everything!  A good starting point to emulate in my opinion is Time Henman
for a serve and volleyer. But you should really try to emulate anyone's serve!
They all try to do the same thing, but with a different twist....hit
with....good knee bend,  racket extesion,transferring weight from back foot to
forward , wrist snap, placement of impact!    All try to do the same, but the
timing of the elements differ.....heighth of ball toss differs thusly!  Graf and
Becker had really high ball tosses and didn't have  RUSHED backswings! But the
likes of Krajicek needs a  quicker motion on the backswing cause of a shorter
ball toss, but the desired result is a quick extended motion with all right
stuff...knee bend etc!      What should yo do? depends on your style on what you
want to accomplish!   There are 3 styles of play:  flashy,  textbook,  what ever
works(sometimes ugly) !   Sampras and Chrissy Evert   are Textbook!
Philippousis and Ivanisevic are flashy!      McEnroe and Agassi are in the
"whatever works" category(form not be emulated) !      Brad Gilbert's style was
downright ugly!

If want to be competitive don't emulate anyone,get a great COACH and PRACTICE!
If you just want to get better be consistent by PRACTICING one style
.......maybe Henman!
If you want get better but more importantly look flashy get a truck load of
tennis balls and serve as hard as you possilby can until your arm feels like
it's gonna fall off.......ala Philippuosis or Krajicek.....in all honestly this
this the BEST way to practice a serve IMHO!!!!    YOU WON"T WIN UNLESS YOUR
SECOND SERVE GOES IN!!!!

Quote:

> Heres the deal. I'm 15. have a huge serve, and a crappy
> serve. I don't know why, but one day I have a 110 mph
> serve, the next a 60. I am pretty sure its becuase my
> motion is so terrible. I use about 10 different motions per
> serving game. I don't know which one is the best and works.
> EAch one works well at differnet times. I obviusly can't
> explain all the motions, so I am asking you, which ATP
> players motion should I mimic. I like to serve and volley.
> And the biggest question i have is my back swing. Should I
> take my raquet back like mareclo rios does, and swing from
> that postition. Or take it back like Tod Martin does, a big
> loopy start, and swing from the back scratch position.
> Please help

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My Serve

Post by sjjohns.. » Tue, 21 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> Heres the deal. I'm 15. have a huge serve, and a crappy
> serve. I don't know why, but one day I have a 110 mph
> serve, the next a 60. I am pretty sure its becuase my
> motion is so terrible. I use about 10 different motions per
> serving game. I don't know which one is the best and works.
> EAch one works well at differnet times. I obviusly can't
> explain all the motions, so I am asking you, which ATP
> players motion should I mimic. I like to serve and volley.
> And the biggest question i have is my back swing. Should I
> take my raquet back like mareclo rios does, and swing from
> that postition. Or take it back like Tod Martin does, a big
> loopy start, and swing from the back scratch position.
> Please help

Martin.

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