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KonTrol
07-22-2009, 12:23 PM
im aving a hard time with the american twist anytips....?

KonTrol
07-22-2009, 12:56 PM
anyone...?

Claudius
07-22-2009, 01:00 PM
Try tossing to the left and slightly behind you.

KonTrol
07-22-2009, 01:04 PM
Try tossing to the left and slightly behind you.

Ok and my racket should go to 1-2 o clock..? and finish in front of me write

Claudius
07-22-2009, 01:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK03Hcznht0

This video will help.

KonTrol
07-22-2009, 01:13 PM
Thanks a lot yeah it helps a lot the only the is where the racket finishes is still abit unclear. In video its in the front if i not mistaken

SystemicAnomaly
07-22-2009, 01:30 PM
You might try the FuzzyYellowBalls web site. I'm pretty sure Will has got some good stuff on kick serves. I'm just not sure if it is necessarily the American Twist version of the kick serve. Even if he is talking about the more common topspin kick serve, it should be very helpful for the more exotic & extreme American Twist version.

The Operation Doubles web site had an excellent page on the Twist (kick) serve. Unfortunately that web site is no longer up (since Kathy passed away Spring of last year). There are, however, some archived versions of many of her other pages. Some of those pages should help with kick serves:

How to Hit Spin Serves (http://web.archive.org/web/20071024042746/www.operationdoubles.com/spin_serve_tennis.htm)
Topspin (kick) Serves (http://web.archive.org/web/20071023184015/www.operationdoubles.com/how_hit_topspin_serve_tennis.htm)

Spindoctoring You Serve (http://web.archive.org/web/20070928002805/www.operationdoubles.com/spindoctoringserve.htm)
Detailed outline of Operation Doubles pages (http://web.archive.org/web/20071023034536/www.operationdoubles.com/od-tennis_content.htm)
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SystemicAnomaly
07-22-2009, 01:33 PM
Thanks a lot yeah it helps a lot the only the is where the racket finishes is still abit unclear. In video its in the front if i not mistaken

There are actually 2 common finishes for twist/kick serves. Some servers finish across the body as one would do for other serves. Other servers implement a twist/kick serve with a follow-thru on the same side of the body instead.

CoachingMastery
07-23-2009, 02:37 PM
It would really be not only difficult to explain the complexity of any serve here in a simple forum, without clips, pictures, diagrams, etc. The chance of someone actually getting you the clarity and you comprehending the advice is pretty slim.

There are several forum threads that discuss the serve, and some contain some really good information. Start with a search for those.

There are some websites that have been mentioned too. I've done three articles talking about the axis of spin and the type of serve and necessary stroke pattern needed to create that desired spin on TennisOne. Hi-TechTennis also has some very good stuff on the serve which should help you too.

Good luck in learning the shot!