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Tennis4203
10-02-2007, 04:15 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

Solat
10-02-2007, 04:53 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)

Vision84
10-02-2007, 05:41 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.

ananda
10-02-2007, 08:05 AM
If i have understood correctly, the BALL is supposed to kick up on kick serves.

cliff
10-02-2007, 01:31 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.

sharp*shooter
10-02-2007, 01:55 PM
Ask taylor dent lol

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

Ambivalent
10-02-2007, 03:01 PM
Dont forget Safin.

ShcMad
10-02-2007, 03:21 PM
Ask taylor dent lol

LOL... that reminds me of this video:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TMnF2m31QPo

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

http://www.operationdoubles.com/serve_backswing_tennis.htm

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.