View Full Version : pinpoint 1st, platform 2nd?

05-21-2007, 02:09 AM
are there any people who use pinpoint for power on the first serve, but platform for the 2nd?
ive just been doing that lately.. i either hit a really hard flat serve, or it faults and i change to platform and take a safe shot.. feels really weird but im kinda torn between which one to stick with

05-21-2007, 06:16 AM
if i want a really kicky 2nd serve and am not S&V i will often platform, it feels weird to do it but doesnt seem to hurt the serve

Golden Retriever
05-21-2007, 08:38 AM
Not a good idea. It really messes up your rhythm which is very important for serving.

Doc Hollidae
05-21-2007, 10:28 AM
Not to mention it lets your opponent know what type of serve is coming.

05-21-2007, 07:34 PM
Not to mention it lets your opponent know what type of serve is coming.

Then again if your trickery enough you can tricksy the opponent.

05-21-2007, 08:16 PM
I doubt it very much that it will be worth the effort.
Mastering 1 way to serve is already hard enough.

05-21-2007, 08:18 PM
I stick with platform for both my first and second serves. more natural and doesn't feel like you're going to lose balance.

fuzz nation
05-22-2007, 08:06 AM
Consistency ranks a lot higher on the list of serving priorities than disguise or power. Use what works and experiment with the other in your spare time.

05-22-2007, 02:34 PM
I just use pin point but i do platform for fun sometimes :D

05-22-2007, 02:40 PM
I guess you could say I serve pinpoint, but I start with my legs together and don't move them.

I started basing my serve off Andy Roddick's form, and to my surprise, it worked. Also, since I'm a lefty, I usually just kick the ball out wide on the ad court.