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tennisplayer1981
04-17-2008, 07:44 PM
Check out Wassen's odd serve.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PIF6OctqT-c&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=a8VD_c2fmGA

Btw, lol @ Dima's dance in the 2nd video @ 1:20

Djokovicfan4life
04-17-2008, 07:47 PM
That's REALLY getting the racquet back early!

jjrl2004
04-17-2008, 07:49 PM
It seems like a good way to serve because it doesnt seem to lose power..

Also it is funny that this video is linked to the video "The gayest tennis serve" by youtbube :)

MajinX
04-17-2008, 08:07 PM
its an odd looking serve.. probably just a bad habit as there doesnt seem to be a huge benefit to power, angle or speed to the serve. the stroke is shorter tho...

IvanAndreevich
04-17-2008, 08:29 PM
The way you get into the power position makes no difference. It's where you end up that's important. He seems to open up his shoulders etc alright. You can say Roddick's abbreviated motion is weird as well.

ScovilleJenkins
04-17-2008, 08:59 PM
i remember seeing him and coetzee against the bryans at last years US Open and just thought to myself "what the hell is this cat doing?"

flyer
04-17-2008, 09:03 PM
thats by far the ugliest serve i have ever seen, actually i have seen one uglier, but for a pro ewww

crazytennis
04-17-2008, 09:12 PM
That is how they teach kids to make sure they take racquet back when they are learning to serve.

el sergento
04-17-2008, 09:36 PM
He probably had to adapt his motion due to a shoulder injury. I've been told that if you serve like this, starting the motion with the racquet alredy up behind the head is much less strenuous on the shoulder, particularly on the rotator cuff.

Cridal
04-17-2008, 10:12 PM
He probably had to adapt his motion due to a shoulder injury. I've been told that if you serve like this, starting the motion with the racquet alredy up behind the head is much less strenuous on the shoulder, particularly on the rotator cuff.

I'd rather quit tennis than serve like that...

stormholloway
04-17-2008, 10:16 PM
I had a lesson where a guy suggested I do that. To his credit, I was having problems with finding rhythm and that was a logical solution.

This is where appreciation for style over substance should be taken into consideration.

skierpaul
04-17-2008, 11:38 PM
thats by far the ugliest serve i have ever seen, actually i have seen one uglier, but for a pro ewww

Was it this one?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=YT714mG17bA&feature=related

spiritdragon
04-17-2008, 11:46 PM
lol, thats a weird serve. when i first saw it i was like wtf.

flyer
04-18-2008, 12:29 AM
Was it this one?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=YT714mG17bA&feature=related

omgoodness it that his actual serve!?!

crazytennis
04-18-2008, 03:30 AM
I'd rather quit tennis than serve like that...

Really ? Even if you were inside 150 top players in the world ?

Sentinel
04-18-2008, 04:20 AM
WAIT!!!!
That;s also the Todd Martin Serve!

Supposed to be very consistent.

http://www.hi-techtennis.com/serve/martin_serve_open.php

There are two pieces I want to focus on in this clip. First, notice Todd's unusual takeback style. You can see that he reverses the typical takeback by first lifting his arm and racket into the trophy position, and THEN begins his toss! If you are having trouble getting in the trophy position, I encourage you to experiment with this style. One of my members, Charles, had this to say after copying Todd's motion:
"I must tell you that I have never hit a ball better and more predictably accurate. The action is simple and there are few things that can go wrong. I start with going right into the trophy position,THEN toss the ball, then drop the racket,supunate/pronate and bang."

Charles Ferber
London, England
In the video clip, focus on just how long Todd holds his trophy position. It seems like an eternity that he keeps his tossing arm pointed up to the sky and the racket pointed up to the sky. This is a great image to focus on before going out and serving. Holding the trophy position for longer can really help you develop a much more effective throwing motion.

edmondsm
04-18-2008, 10:16 AM
Was it this one?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=YT714mG17bA&feature=related


Damn, you beat me to it. I want to meet that guy and see if I can get a tennis lesson. Then we can go shopping for tennis clothes afterwards.

Sleepstream
04-18-2008, 10:21 AM
Are we forgetting this serve?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pom0yDsKqnk

pound cat
04-18-2008, 03:03 PM
Has Djokovic see that serve yet?

Klatu Verata Necktie
04-18-2008, 03:07 PM
Are we forgetting this serve?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pom0yDsKqnk

How cruel . . . poking fun at the mentally challenged ;)

hyperwarrior
04-18-2008, 08:58 PM
Are we forgetting this serve?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pom0yDsKqnk

LOL. I know this guy. This is in Montreal...

Sentinel
04-18-2008, 10:45 PM
Forget all this. have you seen Mahesh Bhupathi serving ???????
He usually reaches the doubles finals or semis of most events. Check him out next time on telly.
But tbh he aces quite a bit.

Sentinel
04-18-2008, 10:54 PM
Are we forgetting this serve?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pom0yDsKqnk
My only objection is that he uses a SW'ish grip. Else all is fine.

It's called the Bollitteri Sonic Serve, i think.

morten
04-19-2008, 03:37 AM
Are we forgetting this serve?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pom0yDsKqnk

ha ha, i will never forget that serve...