View Full Version : When You Win The Coin Toss/Racket Spin, Do Choose To Serve or Receive?

Jul 9th, 2006, 02:16 AM
I choose to receive. I'm always so nervous at the start, and my return is much better than my serve. :sad:

Jul 9th, 2006, 02:17 AM
Receive! My serve is actually pretty decent but I still rarely hold...

Jul 9th, 2006, 02:17 AM
i like to serve

Jul 9th, 2006, 02:21 AM
I choose to serve. I play doubles and serve and volley. I would much rather be serving and be in the offensive position.

Jul 9th, 2006, 03:30 AM
I like to recieve....watching all of those Serena videos, I've practically mastered CRUSHING a weak second...so it puts fear in my opponent from the get-go

Jul 9th, 2006, 03:36 AM
Recieve, everytime, dont matter who im playin :)

Jul 9th, 2006, 07:06 AM
Receive! My serve is semi-decent when it goes in... which doesn't usually happen. I can demolish weak serves, though :lol:

Also, my volleys are like... Sharapova-caliber. So, serving and volleying doesn't usually come up in my games.

Jul 9th, 2006, 07:10 AM
well, by serving first, you always have the chance to break back if broken.

Jul 9th, 2006, 07:18 AM
You left out the option of letting your opponent choose.

Jul 9th, 2006, 07:21 AM
receive. like to get a feel for the match, swing out at a few returns without having the pressure of having to win the first game or be down a break.

Jul 9th, 2006, 07:25 AM
Receive... at my level, serving doesn't really have any advantage.

I'm a rhythm player as well, so I also like to have a few hits before I start serving.

Jul 9th, 2006, 08:29 AM

Jul 9th, 2006, 09:34 AM
Singles - Receive
Doubles - Serve

I'm not sure why but it always works for me that way

Jul 9th, 2006, 09:51 AM

Jul 9th, 2006, 10:10 AM
recieve. reason? crap serve

Jul 9th, 2006, 12:19 PM
i always serve first. I'll usually hold serve, so if i break my opponent when i am up 5-4, that's the set, however if i break to make 5-4 i will have the pressure on my serve of having to hold. does that make sense?

Meteor Shower
Jul 9th, 2006, 12:22 PM
Serve, although I break much more. I want to start positively and offensively.