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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 2007, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Serve grip disaster

I currently serve with a semi western grip and i want the kicker for the 2nd serve as i do a slice at the moment. I don't think it's possible to hit a decent kicker without the continental grip. But when i try and serve with it , the shot is stupid, it nearly lands in the next courtts, i slice it sooooooooooo much. i have about 5 tourneys left then i really want to work on getting the continental grip right. Does any-one have any likr tips on how to get the continental grip for the kicker right? It's annoying em like crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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I currently serve with a semi western grip and i want the kicker for the 2nd serve as i do a slice at the moment. I don't think it's possible to hit a decent kicker without the continental grip. But when i try and serve with it , the shot is stupid, it nearly lands in the next courtts, i slice it sooooooooooo much. i have about 5 tourneys left then i really want to work on getting the continental grip right. Does any-one have any likr tips on how to get the continental grip for the kicker right? It's annoying em like crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I couldn't imagine hitting a serve like that

For the kick serve, instead of a continental grip it can be better to use an eastern backhand grip; it makes it easier to impart spin.

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Re: Serve grip disaster

How long have you been using that grip?? It is going to be tough on you to change. Good luck.
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Re: Serve grip disaster

I'm exactly the same.

My forehand is pretty much the same as Petrova's, and I use that grip to serve with.

It's what I'm used to, and I can get some wicked spin with it.


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Re: Serve grip disaster

I have the same problem my trainer is currently trying to change it :embarrassment:.

The worst thing is that all of my serves are landing before the net or come in very slow. I think it´s best to get used to the eastern grip. It should work after a while.
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Trick is to rewire your brain with the continental. You need to aim muuuuch more up and to the right to make the ball land where you want it to. You need frisbee mentality not dart.
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Yikes.. I can't imagine serving with that grip!

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Re: Serve grip disaster

i had the same problem a year ago, but by using an eastern grip it helped my kicker, it took a long time to get used to, but now i regularly ace opponents using this serve

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Re: Serve grip disaster

LOL it will take you forever to learn how to serve with a new grip.
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i had the same problem a year ago, but by using an eastern grip it helped my kicker, it took a long time to get used to, but now i regularly ace opponents using this serve

good luck with it
wow REALLY????? must be watching some-one else then

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LOL it will take you forever to learn how to serve with a new grip.
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Re: Serve grip disaster

Eastern or Contenital(sp) will give you the best results on a kicker.

I have no IDEA how you served with a semi-western. That's make it really hard to pronate properly and get a good flat serve.

Anyway, a good kicker is hard to develop quickly. My best results have always come from being consistent in where I "brush" the top/back of the ball.

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hmmmm... do you think i can hit a kicker with a semi-western... it's weird cus my motion is like serena's and i was messing about with different motions and i tried shatrapova and could do a kicker( it wernt very good) but it was still a kicker with a SW grip

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How long have you been using that grip?? It is going to be tough on you to change. Good luck.
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Get a coach.
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