View Full Version : Right Leg kicks up on kick serve - is this normal?

10-02-2007, 03:15 AM
Ye, every time i do a kick serve, my right foot like flies to the right
(i'm right handed)
i was wondering if this is natural

10-02-2007, 03:53 AM
pretty much, check out the vids here, Blake especially

USTA Player Vids (http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/content/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=110778&itype=7417)

10-02-2007, 04:41 AM
Flys to the right is new to me. Do you mean flys up behind you? If so this is what you want to do in a kick serve.

10-02-2007, 07:05 AM
If i have understood correctly, the BALL is supposed to kick up on kick serves.

10-02-2007, 12:31 PM
This is a natural result of the energy created by pushing against the ground when you bend your knees. Check ou the video clips at www.procomparetennis.net, they are free and will show you what happens to the worlds best players.

10-02-2007, 12:55 PM
Ask taylor dent lol

10-02-2007, 01:11 PM
You should check out Stefan Edberg, too.

10-02-2007, 02:01 PM
Dont forget Safin.

10-02-2007, 02:21 PM
Ask taylor dent lol

LOL... that reminds me of this video:


10-03-2007, 09:38 AM
You can see that little kick here in 3 vids - Sampras, Nadal and Henin.


I have that serving tutorial video and it shows how this little mule kick keeps the back leg back so you don't step over, jack-knifing at the waist. Kinda like a counterweight on a teeter totter...if you know what I mean. It also works against the upper body rising (as an equal-and-opposite reaction to the swinging arm powering down).

Hard to explain in words. In short, that little kick keeps things from happening that rob the serve of power. It makes you land on the front foot.