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
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
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!!!!
> 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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