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post #16 of 47 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 2013, 02:32 PM
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Re: How good is your serve?

I would say that my first serve is very good and is my biggest weapon. Pretty consistent on a good day. However, my second serve sucks i just get it in with backspin (i like to believe the backspin makes my 2nd serve "tricky")
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post #17 of 47 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2013, 05:25 PM
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My serve was actually the worst in my club 3 weeks ago and my coach just kept telling me i was holding my wrist wrong but i got this wrist support called the eaziace and now he said i have on of the best serves in the club im so happy with myself
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post #18 of 47 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2013, 03:53 AM
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It can be good at times but my second serve is

Can someone give me some useful tips?

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post #19 of 47 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 2013, 07:10 AM
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I use underhand serves all the time and get more success than my regular serves
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Not that good. I don't jump enough, coz I'm lazy. My second serve is just to start a point

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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2013, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tildeloltilde View Post
My first serve used to be pretty good. I was getting good compliments every single week from my instructor. Once I stopped lessons because it was draining my bank account, my serve went crappy as expected. I can hit some nice flat down the T serves on the deuce side, but they aren't fast, and a lot of the times land too central in the service box.
Wow. That is really good! I can only do that from the advantage side
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Can hit flat serves down the middle on the deuce court, sometimes on the AD as well but to a lesser extent. Second serve is reliable but ridiculously slow with no variation. Can only hit a serve out wide if I mis-hit the ball

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post #23 of 47 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2014, 03:26 PM
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It's pretty awful. Very very flat, second serve tends to either lead to tons of double faults or get killed. It has days that it's a weapon but more often it's a liability. I once broke a rib serving (yes really) and I have back problems, so form has been beyond awful for years, trying to get it back to normal.


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post #24 of 47 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2014, 08:55 PM
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First is pretty good, but second is awful!

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post #25 of 47 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 2014, 11:59 PM
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Haahahah my first and second serves are like average probably sub average according to my coach, I can place them well but Im still working on the power technique fastest serve I've hit is probably 145-150km/h (90-93 mph), and my second serve around 85-90km/h (50-55 mph). So I think its okay considering my age.

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post #26 of 47 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 2014, 09:49 AM
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My first serve is so hard and potent it makes all women within a 100m radius pregnant. Flattens out nicely, or with a little bit of slice curls away from the righthander's BH or jams the body.

My second serve has improved significantly in the last couple of years. Used to just be lefty slice, canopener in the ad court, but I've developed a nice kicker to mix it up.

I serve and volley a lot and I rarely get broken. Shame my returning game is so pants.
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post #27 of 47 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2014, 04:02 PM
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Good speed for a recreational player. Maybe 170? I have a slice serve and am working on developing a better topspin... The whole thing is very erratic though

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post #28 of 47 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2014, 06:44 PM
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My first serve floats around the 85-90 mph range . My second serve is literally just about the same, I'm a little short so it's hard for me to add power.

My placement is good though, I can hit every spot in the box from either side and that's the main reason why I survive my games lol. Horrible speed, excellent placement. I wish I had it easy like Serena and could just get aces, I average like 1 every 20 sets

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post #29 of 47 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 2014, 08:31 PM
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my weakest "shot"
i have no clue, there is always something wrong, it starts with a ivanovic like ball throw
then the timing is totally shitty etc. etc.

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My serve is ok its not the most amazing serve but I am getting a mean kicker on the second and its winning me quite a few easy points, I do not hit too many aces and can hit a few DFs in a match. If its windy then a lot of DFs but I cannot be annoyed with it, it starts the point for me

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