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wilson-dunlop
Jul 16th, 2002, 06:50 AM
Today, at my tennis club, we had at our disposition a radar to see how fast is our serve...

Mine: 162 km or 100 mph

How is yours???

matthias
Jul 16th, 2002, 09:23 AM
i never was on such a radar thing, but im sure mine is around 120km/h or lower cause my serve is BAD

jd4eva
Jul 16th, 2002, 10:15 AM
my highest 1st serve speed is 172 km/h

average 1st serve speed is between 153-155 km/h

2nd serve - let's not talk about that ;)

Beat
Jul 16th, 2002, 10:39 AM
OMG - you're THAT GOOD???!!

gentenaire
Jul 16th, 2002, 10:42 AM
Mine's slower than Aniko Capros's ;)

Vincent
Jul 16th, 2002, 10:47 AM
my fastest serve speed is 154 km/h
second serve? same as ILUVJELENA, let's not talk about thar

coene
Jul 16th, 2002, 11:03 AM
I would love to know it but I have no idee.

thecorrs
Jul 16th, 2002, 11:06 AM
I have no idea but they call me Rambo because of my serve... :p

Second serve speed is improving but still 2 slow... :( ;)

Nimi
Jul 16th, 2002, 11:47 AM
my serve is REALLY FAST, but i dont know, i never checked with a radar, but im going to Wimby next week & you can check there!!!

ktwtennis
Jul 16th, 2002, 12:20 PM
I would say about 80 mph...

Volcana
Jul 16th, 2002, 12:40 PM
Fastest ever against the radar gun 88. Average speed of a first serve that goes in, about 60.

Brαm
Jul 16th, 2002, 01:02 PM
I've never tested mine... 20km/h? :rolleyes:

Flappie
Jul 16th, 2002, 01:52 PM
The boys at my training always laugh at me because of my serve...Im a girl and I have a pretty decent serve (if its on;)), but they say I serve like a man! :(

neorules
Jul 16th, 2002, 02:29 PM
The fastest serve I have hit on the radar gun was 133 miles per hour. In matches probably 105 to 120 with spin.

SM
Jul 16th, 2002, 03:12 PM
not hard, but good% and well placed which compensates a little

villa
Jul 16th, 2002, 03:41 PM
Lol i don't think the radar gun would pick mine up, it's so slow it usually reaches the service box 2 weeks after i've hit it...:rolleyes:

No seriously i have a crap serve, it's down to my technique, i've worked with a coach who tryed to change it but i got pains in my shoulder cos i'm so used to the way i hit it. Their are times where my second serve is faster than first:o , i've got a good backhand and forehand which make for the serve though..

Dokicfan17
Jul 16th, 2002, 04:19 PM
My first Serve ranges from 80-105 mph
Second Serve 70-80 mph

Ryan
Jul 16th, 2002, 04:35 PM
Mine is SLOW. I've neverh ad it tested with a radar gun, but it is probably around 40-55mph. My second serve is basically the exact same as my first, sometimes even harder. I tend to over or under hit my serves though, and double fault about once every game.:o

Aloysius
Jul 16th, 2002, 04:41 PM
My friend sent down a 199 km/h bomb after 19 warm-up attempts. The radar was screwing up and he had to try 19 times before he could get a reading. He did it at one of those serving speed booths at a tournament earlier this year.

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 16th, 2002, 04:48 PM
Probadly, my serve is slower than Aniko Kapros :o but I am very good at backhand and forehand! ;) LOL!

Nimi
Jul 16th, 2002, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by neorules
The fastest serve I have hit on the radar gun was 133 miles per hour. In matches probably 105 to 120 with spin.

lier :rolleyes:

Come-on-kim
Jul 16th, 2002, 05:54 PM
It depends, if I'm on, my first serve is fast (+/- 150 km/h) if I'm off I can't play a first serve (I'm generaly off these days) and my second serve, it's better not to talk about it!!!

selesadmirer
Jul 16th, 2002, 05:56 PM
mine is 110 mph.

Jippo McScally
Jul 16th, 2002, 06:05 PM
My serve is as fast as the eye can see! Well, the eye of anything slow! ;)

Frau Antje
Jul 16th, 2002, 08:14 PM
I think mine is so slow that the radar isn't able to measure it ;)

neorules
Jul 16th, 2002, 08:43 PM
Niminator--why the misspelled liar accusation. I've been a playing pro and teaching pro for over 25 years. I've won a number of fast serve contests. Hitting a hard serve was my bread and butter. why should I lie?

Flappie
Jul 16th, 2002, 11:15 PM
to neorules: Hes probably jealous! ;)

joneg2
Jul 17th, 2002, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by neorules
Niminator--why the misspelled liar accusation. I've been a playing pro and teaching pro for over 25 years. I've won a number of fast serve contests. Hitting a hard serve was my bread and butter. why should I lie?

I have to admit Neorules... when I read your speed, I thought... is this guy kidding? He's describing a playing pro's serve! LOL. But good for you. Btw, do you teach in Green Bay? What's it like tennis-wise up there? I teach here on Siesta Key in Florida... and for the record, as Mary Pierce was leaving our club today and saying good-bye... I hit a beautiful 82 1/2 MPH kick serve down the "T" that my partner put away easy at the net.

Mary smiled... she is sweet!;) :wavey:

neorules
Jul 18th, 2002, 02:36 AM
One thing I learned long ago is that the ball doesn't care where you are from or who you are or know. It just goes where you hit it. I have done satellite tourneys in Florida and elsewhere, but have found it is much easier to hit high speed serves indoors. Ive seen the fastest server in the world (not in matches-but in contests). Played in the same tourney with him--Scott Carnehan. He's served 161 mph. Very interesting technique--holds the racquet against his right ankle--then accelerates like hell to catch up.

adison-hingis
Jul 18th, 2002, 08:35 AM
i have never scored an ace with a powerful serve ,but i could score an ace with a well placed serve .i mean i could put my serve at an angle ..yeahh very well placement !..My second is always equal with my first serve ..sometime it grew more powerful ..i don't know why ....maybe i was taught well when i just start to play tennis

Eric_tennis
Jul 18th, 2002, 08:58 AM
I wish I had a fast serve. :sad: :fiery:

Service is the worst part of my game. But I have several ACEs in one set with short angled spin serve. ;) Sometimes, I do hit some silly fast flat serve to force the receivers set back behind the baseline. I know those would be just faults,.. but then I can have ACE with my short-spin serve. ;)

I really want to have fast-flat serve. During my whole lifetime, I made very good fast flat serve last Saturday. Those were not that fast so I couldn't get any ACE from the flat serve, but those were fast enough to force a return miss or miss-hit. :D :bounce:
But the day before yesterday, I tried again the fast flat serve again,... and 95% of them were fault. Then I just found out that the court of Saturday game has lower net height on center. :mad:

Anyone knows how to improve flat serve percentage? My serves are usually long. And I hate to see receivers approach almost to the service line when I'm preparing my first serve. :o :mad;
I need fast flat serve!!!

Monica_Rules
Jul 18th, 2002, 10:48 AM
Well i think when i'm hitting big first serves they must be around 100mph my second sereve :o is about 60mph!

neorules
Jul 18th, 2002, 10:51 PM
Eric--scrap the flat serve--top players rarely use it. Learn to control the ball by use of spin--learn slice serve and topspin. No one in the history of tennis has mastered the flat serve so it is reliable day in and day out.

Seles1
Jul 19th, 2002, 04:16 AM
I am 16 and my fastest serve has been 99mph. The average is around 88mph.
My second serve is around 70-73mph
I really just started tennis when I was 14 and this year I made it to state finals serving underhand because I got injured in the first couple of matches of my high school season.

Couver
Jul 19th, 2002, 04:27 AM
LMAO I'm not sure I want to know. I'll just say it's pretty slow. My serve is the weakest part of my game. Most people hit winners off it LOL.

Benny
Jul 19th, 2002, 06:28 AM
I play comp tennis and my fastest serve would have to be about 110 km/h :o...........I know its slow but I'm only 5'0(feet:o)

Eric_tennis
Jul 19th, 2002, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by neorules
Eric--scrap the flat serve--top players rarely use it. Learn to control the ball by use of spin--learn slice serve and topspin. No one in the history of tennis has mastered the flat serve so it is reliable day in and day out.

:sad:

Thanks for your advice. :wavey:
I still have lingering affection for banging flat serve. Maybe I need to think about adding a little bit of topspin on it.

Xian
Jul 19th, 2002, 12:13 PM
Fastest was 178 kmh do no whats in mph, won a trophy at a serve competition at a junior tournie 3 years ago
:wavey: :wavey:

neorules
Jul 19th, 2002, 01:58 PM
Seles1--I am impressed, you must have great groundstrokes! 2 years only playing? You must practice everyday. What State?