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ajspurs
05-03-2007, 12:38 PM
I recently changed the technique for my serve and am now serving bombs, but i am unsure of what to do on my second serve, i double fault way too much. Most of the time i hold back quite a bit on my swing to get it in, but it is still not consistent enough. Any tips?

Cheers

sapient007
05-03-2007, 12:53 PM
the 2nd serve is not a slower swing serve. you should simply change the contact point of the ball so it's more slice than plow through. Actually trying to slow down your swing is prob the cause of your inconsistent 2nd serve.

zapvor
05-03-2007, 01:11 PM
yea dont slow it down.

SlapShot
05-03-2007, 01:27 PM
Learn a kick serve. It'll give you enough margin for error and it'll keep people from sitting on it.

ajspurs
05-03-2007, 03:37 PM
the 2nd serve is not a slower swing serve. you should simply change the contact point of the ball so it's more slice than plow through. Actually trying to slow down your swing is prob the cause of your inconsistent 2nd serve.

Cheers for the feedback guys/girls, aaah i didnt know this, i suppose these are the kind of things coaches teach you. I know im sounding precise but is there any way u could put that into more detail, or is it basically a slice serve that i should be using on a 2nd serve?

Cheers

shindemac
05-03-2007, 03:47 PM
Learn to add topspin to your serve. Get rid of the pattycake serve.

drakulie
05-03-2007, 03:53 PM
As others have pointed out, >>>>Learn to hit your serve with spin.

ajspurs
05-03-2007, 04:06 PM
ok, ill try that on saturday, cheers again.

dave333
05-03-2007, 05:39 PM
Sounds like my dubs partner...rips nasty bombs but so insecure about his 2nd serve and double faults a lot.

You'll just have to learn spin if you want a decent one.

sapient007
05-03-2007, 05:59 PM
Cheers for the feedback guys/girls, aaah i didnt know this, i suppose these are the kind of things coaches teach you. I know im sounding precise but is there any way u could put that into more detail, or is it basically a slice serve that i should be using on a 2nd serve?

Cheers

it's different from person to person, some change their toss while others swing eariler at the ball.. i'm more of the later