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 Sep 10th, 2011, 09:52 PM #1 Pops Maellard Quiche     Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: Park AV 300 Posts: 33,121 How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? For me it's 5 times before a first serve, 3 times before a second. __________________ My New Chat Thread's Now Home. Come Along If You Need A Break From Tennis, But Want To Stay On TF.
 Sep 10th, 2011, 10:43 PM #2 vexxx Senior Member     Join Date: Apr 2011 Posts: 1,231 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? Before 1st serve - 7 times - first 1 with the hand, then 3 with the racket and 3 with the hand again Before 2nd serve - 2-3 times
 Sep 10th, 2011, 11:11 PM #3 Sammo Senior Member     Join Date: Feb 2009 Posts: 21,276 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? 3 times before the first serve and 5 times before the 2nd __________________ MIRJANA LUCIC ☢ | SAM STOSUR ☯ | MARTINA HINGIS ♚ | DANIELA HANTUCHOVA ✯ | OLGA PUCHKOVA ❤ | MADISON KEYS ☢ "I wish my floors were as serious and agressive as well!" Cynthia B. Zimmerman
 Sep 11th, 2011, 12:06 AM #4 AYUMI-GOAT Senior Member     Join Date: Jul 2010 Location: Melbourne, Australia! Posts: 58,361 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? 3 For first & second. Sometimes when im like really tired or just like losing i bounce it like 20 times __________________ MINELLA. GAJDOSOVA. MORITA Imagine Dragons. Of Monsters and Men. Samantha Jade. Bastille <3
 Sep 11th, 2011, 12:36 AM #5 Keegan Senior Member   Join Date: Feb 2009 Posts: 3,261 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? 3 for first and second. It's a weird maths sum thing I came up with based on my favourite number haha. __________________ MARIA SHARAPOVA Australian Open 2008 French Open 2012 Wimbledon 2004 US Open 2006 Victoria Azarenka | Li Na | Angelique Kerber | Ana Ivanovic | Serena Williams | Heather Watson | Sloane Stephens Last edited by Keegan : Sep 11th, 2011 at 12:45 AM.
 Sep 11th, 2011, 01:18 AM #6 ce Senior Member     Join Date: Jan 2007 Location: Belgrade,Serbia Posts: 16,053 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? 2 and 2
 Sep 11th, 2011, 02:28 AM #7 cowsonice Senior Member     Join Date: May 2011 Posts: 4,926 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? 3 at the most. Usually I bounce it twice when I lose a point/serve. I bounce it once if I win a point/serve __________________ Faves: Sharapova, Hantuchova, Safarova, Goerges GO BEARS!
 Sep 11th, 2011, 03:34 AM #8 CrossCourt~Rally Senior Member     Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: ~Kiss Me Twice~ Posts: 77,537 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? Certainly not as many times as The Jock I usually bounce the ball 3-4 times with my racket, not with my hand . Am I the only one who does this outside of my family ?
 Sep 11th, 2011, 05:44 AM #9 the jamierbelyea I did it for the aesthetics.     Join Date: Oct 2001 Location: Boston, MA Posts: 6,847 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? I have a weird methodical bounce system these days, which includes saying the score haha. Typically on the first serve, I'll alternate bouncing with my hand then racket three times each (hand to ball, racket to ball x3), then I'll say the score, then i'll do a traditional three ball bounce with my hand then serve. On the second serve i'll just do the three bounces, unless I had to move out of position to move the fault ball or move out of my service zone for any reason, in which case I'll do the hand ball racket ball triple again haha. I'm pretty deliberate.
 Sep 11th, 2011, 02:59 PM #10 Dani12 Senior Member   Join Date: Apr 2006 Location: Australia Posts: 8,312 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? Depends if I'm serving well or not...if I'm serving shit then I'll bounce four times and think to myself "Oh damn, I have to serve another double fault."
 Sep 11th, 2011, 04:20 PM #11 Ciarán Lo-lee-ta     Join Date: Oct 2007 Location: Salem, MA Posts: 29,696 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? 3 for a first serve and 1 for second. __________________ Paszek, Chakvetadze, Vaidisova, Sharapova, Pavlyuchenkova & Vekic.
 Sep 11th, 2011, 05:56 PM #12 The Witch-king Senior Member     Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: The ruins of Rome! Posts: 12,252 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? never. It always seemed so pretentious. __________________ veethagawdess.tumblr.com
Sep 14th, 2011, 11:35 AM   #13
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Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving?

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Sep 14th, 2011, 11:36 AM   #14
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 Originally Posted by TheKang. never. It always seemed so pretentious.
It gives you a chance to think.
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 Sep 14th, 2011, 12:34 PM #15 bavaria86 Senior Member     Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 35,389 Re: How many times do you bounce the ball before serving? dont know maybe around 5... i dont count and sometimes more sometimes less __________________ Anabel Medina Garrigues Sabina Sharipova - Nigina Abduraimova Vika-Carla-Mariajo-Sabine-Julia-Andrea-Marina-Tamira-Virginie