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StealthGnome
10-07-2006, 06:41 PM
You know when you don't have a partner to practice with. It's a hard life.
After school, I pass a pair of courts going home. I can either serve there or walk another 15 blocks, 13 past my house, to hit against a wall. Help?

Voltron
10-07-2006, 06:55 PM
I would serve, because the serve is quite possibly the most important part of your game. Also in my opinion a wall doesn't really help your game at all, mostly because it won't provide spin or more power.

hope this helps,
Voltron

Baghdatis72
10-07-2006, 07:00 PM
Definitely serve as you don't need a partner to serve anyway and it's an area that needs a lot of practice and pays off eventually :mrgreen:

dcottrill
10-07-2006, 07:20 PM
I agree...serve a few hoppers full of balls. You'll be surprised at how much better your serve will be.

Baghdatis72
10-07-2006, 07:23 PM
After you master the movement and hit a few fast serves at the T you'll start realising that you did the right thing :D

pNoyr3D
10-07-2006, 08:22 PM
Do both!! Haha.. That's what I did today, both.. Really helps, but yeah if 1 thing serve.. Most important shot.

Swissv2
10-07-2006, 08:36 PM
for you, best to practice serving.

StealthGnome
10-09-2006, 03:55 PM
Thank you.

WhiteSox05CA
10-09-2006, 04:02 PM
Some walls don't offer good bounces. I know the wall by me is just bricks, and the ground is rubbery tar with sand. Which sucks. Also you can never tell where you are standing if it were a real court, the lines arent always painted. Work on whatever you need the most improvment with.
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varuscelli
10-09-2006, 04:07 PM
I agree...serve a few hoppers full of balls. You'll be surprised at how much better your serve will be.

Yeah, he can practice with the hopper full of balls he carries home with him from school every day. :p

But I still vote for serve practice, even if you've only got a few balls with you.

RiosTheGenius
10-09-2006, 04:19 PM
I 'm going with the wall... there's so much more you can do.. practice goundies, volleys, overheads, etc.. and you're not taking a court that could be used by someone who does have a partner... however, if no onw is waiting for a court, spending some time hitting serves has never hurt anyone.

moxio
10-11-2006, 02:10 PM
15 blocks? Forget that and serve!

tennis_nerd22
10-11-2006, 02:42 PM
why not alternate... like 3 days of serving and then 1 day of wall hitting (only 1 every 4 cuz its far away) or something like that

ubel
10-11-2006, 02:54 PM
If you have a weak, inconsistent serve, then serve moreso than you hit against the wall. If you have weak, inconsistent groundstrokes then hit the wall up moreso than the your serve. Keep the variety up though and don't just hit against one or the other. Personally, if the courts I play on have any people whatsoever playing on them, I'd hit against the wall. Can focus much better without people around and groundstrokes can always use the practice.

chess9
10-12-2006, 03:16 AM
Run the 15 blocks to the wall. Hands down winner. Like Rios said, there is so much more that can be done, including service practice.
Oh, and run back home. :)

-Robert

BiGGieStuFF
10-12-2006, 03:50 AM
15 blocks? Forget that and serve!

QFT!!!!

StealthGnome
10-12-2006, 06:09 PM
Run the 15 blocks to the wall. Hands down winner. Like Rios said, there is so much more that can be done, including service practice.
Oh, and run back home. :)

-Robert

:rolleyes:

Thanks guys again!

I found out that a few of my new friend plays tennis. I rally with them Wednesdays (We get out of school at 1PM instead of the usual 3:45) and I don't remember if I posted this before but I take lessons on Saturdays. We're about the same level so we both should be able to progress.

Tennis Man
10-12-2006, 07:01 PM
I do both usually, at the same spot