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Mina Vagante
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:26 PM
I currently serve with a semi western grip :tape: 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:mad: :mad: :mad:

LDF
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:29 PM
I currently serve with a semi western grip :tape: 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:mad: :mad: :mad:


I couldn't imagine hitting a serve like that :o

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. :wavey:

kabuki
Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:47 PM
How long have you been using that grip?? :unsure: It is going to be tough on you to change. Good luck.

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 22nd, 2007, 01:37 PM
I'm exactly the same. :o

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. :drool:

Tennisaddict
Mar 22nd, 2007, 04:54 PM
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.

neorules
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:07 PM
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.

xr6turbo
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:14 PM
Yikes.. I can't imagine serving with that grip! :eek:

Justine-credible
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:16 PM
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

Craigy
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:20 PM
LOL it will take you forever to learn how to serve with a new grip.

Mina Vagante
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:26 PM
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?????:p must be watching some-one else then :o

Mina Vagante
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:26 PM
LOL it will take you forever to learn how to serve with a new grip.

thanks:p

DOUBLEFIST
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:30 PM
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.

Mina Vagante
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:35 PM
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

Mina Vagante
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:35 PM
How long have you been using that grip?? :unsure: It is going to be tough on you to change. Good luck.

forever :rolleyes:

Craigy
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:37 PM
Get a coach. :lol:

Mina Vagante
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:39 PM
i do :o

DOUBLEFIST
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:58 PM
do you think i can hit a kicker with a semi-western...

Not without eventually hurting yourself, ie, back, shoulder or wrist. It's best to learn properly.

Justine-credible
Mar 22nd, 2007, 06:46 PM
ask steve

Mina Vagante
Mar 22nd, 2007, 06:55 PM
ask steve

i will :D

jazar
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:22 PM
practicing and percevering with it is a good idea. dont just give up cos it goes shit at first

Viktymise
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:25 PM
Hammer grip is the proper grip, and its tough to change from a semi western to hammer on serve, years ago when i started off i used to just use my FH grip with was semi western on serve and it took me a good while to change, it just feels really weird for ages, but its worth it ;) a semi western grip on serve makes it very limited by the way, pretty much just flat with a bit of spin and little control :tape:

Mina Vagante
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:35 PM
practicing and percevering with it is a good idea. dont just give up cos it goes shit at first

thanks:D i knew you were nice deep deep DEEP down :)

Mina Vagante
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:36 PM
Hammer grip is the proper grip, and its tough to change from a semi western to hammer on serve, years ago when i started off i used to just use my FH grip with was semi western on serve and it took me a good while to change, it just feels really weird for ages, but its worth it ;) a semi western grip on serve makes it very limited by the way, pretty much just flat with a bit of spin and little control :tape:

when my coach first showed me it was like :eek: i cant even bounce the ball, i mean it feels SO weird. but i'llkeep trying :)

Viktymise
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:39 PM
when my coach first showed me it was like :eek: i cant even bounce the ball, i mean it feels SO weird. but i'llkeep trying :)

I was like that too at first, everybody is :). Its all about turning your wrist ;)

Mina Vagante
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:44 PM
I was like that too at first, everybody is :). Its all about turning your wrist ;)

yeh and it's damn hard :sad: