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firstblud
09-01-2007, 11:35 PM
is this truly a flat serve?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6959766416142512295&q=flat+serve&total=332&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=4

it looks like he's applying some spin to it, brusing it from right to left (see theslow motion near the second half of vid)

Punisha
09-02-2007, 02:28 AM
for one that grip sucks ball sack

AceofBase
09-02-2007, 04:23 AM
The first one is a flat and as for the second is a topspin serve cause he serving from left to right behind him. And as for the slice serve its more of a side way left to right.

kimizz
09-02-2007, 05:37 AM
What exactly is a "flat serve"? To me the only way to hit a true flat serve is to take an eastern FH grip and hit the ball down...

In the video the only difference in those two serves is the racquet path. In the "Flat" serve the path was more towards the net and in the "topspin" serve the path was more to your right. BUT in both of those serves there is spin, thats the way it goes with the continental grip...feel free to correct me if Im wrong with this reply.

lolsmash
09-02-2007, 06:23 AM
What exactly is a "flat serve"? To me the only way to hit a true flat serve is to take an eastern FH grip and hit the ball down...

In the video the only difference in those two serves is the racquet path. In the "Flat" serve the path was more towards the net and in the "topspin" serve the path was more to your right. BUT in both of those serves there is spin, thats the way it goes with the continental grip...feel free to correct me if Im wrong with this reply.


there is no way to truly hit a "flat" serve (no spin). I believe serves are more accurately described by the trajectory rather than swing path, etc. The swing path does play a big role though, but when trying to figure out what kind of serve it is, look at the trajectory.

snoflewis
09-02-2007, 09:22 AM
there is no way to truly hit a "flat" serve (no spin). I believe serves are more accurately described by the trajectory rather than swing path, etc. The swing path does play a big role though, but when trying to figure out what kind of serve it is, look at the trajectory.

yep....just because it's called a flat serve, doesnt mean the ball has no spin...it will still have spin no matter what. just like flat groundstrokes....just because the shot is flat doesnt mean the ball has no spin, because it HAS to have spin.