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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

3-4 times
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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

3 before 1st serve. I usually don't get a 2nd serve
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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

None. I just kick the strings of my racket a couple of times then spin the racket in my hand till I get a certain side of the frame to show. It's kind of a good luck thing, I do it before all of my points.
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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

bounce the ball with my racket a few times at the baseline before I serve, but before I start the actual motion I bounce the ball once.

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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

I have never really counted, 3 usually unless someone is taking there time.

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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

Between 3 and 12.

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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

Between 3 and 5, depends on how much "calming down" I need to do prior to starting the point.

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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

Around 3.


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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

Literally, once.

I used to bounce the ball about 10-15 times but I got a lot of complaints plus my serve was pretty lousy back then, so I retooled it and changed it to one bounce. Serve is better than ever.
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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

Three bounces while breathing in, breathe out, toss the ball while breathing in, breathe out on impact.

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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

About 5-6 times but I do quick bounces.

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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

2-3 bounces. My serve isn't my best attribute.
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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

I would say 4 times or until I gather my thoughts after a long rally, so like 4 to 6 times.
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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

Just keep at itt..practice pratice, dont think, just toss and go with your instincts and show your confidence.
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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

Min - 1
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