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Falloutjr
10-29-2009, 05:16 PM
Okay guys, I have been out at the park practicing my reverse slice serve (I'm a righty, slice the balls so it moves like a lefty slice. I've been pretty efficient with it, but I'm a little inconsistent with it. Is there anyone here experienced with this serve to tell me how to get a bit more consistency with it? Also, I wanna be able to angle it off to the alley to a righty's BH from the ad side, I've only managed to do hitting the line for aces a couple times, any way I can make it spin more to the BH side of my opponents? TY.

mental midget
10-29-2009, 05:42 PM
gimmick. don't waste your time. practice your second serve.

Falloutjr
10-29-2009, 05:52 PM
gimmick. don't waste your time. practice your second serve.

It's actually somewhat effective; if I were to get better at it, I could throw it in as an occasional second serve to add to my repertoire. How surprised would someone be to see a righty serving to their BH from either side with ease or to use it in a break point to close a game or a set? I think, if I learn to use it properly, it could be used as a nice secret weapon.

some6uy008
10-29-2009, 05:55 PM
It would not be as effective as a really reliable and well placed 2nd serve

Falloutjr
10-29-2009, 06:00 PM
It would not be as effective as a really reliable and well placed 2nd serve

I don't plan on using it 100% of the time. I wanna learn how to place it near the alley from the ad side and use it maybe 2-3 times a match. I know going through the trouble of learning it for situational moments isn't the best use of my practice time, but being able to get a couple cheap aces or serve winners a match can come in handy.

mental midget
10-29-2009, 06:10 PM
this is fast becoming a thread about youth v. experience. dude, i'll say it one more time-it's a gimmick.

there is a reason that this serve is nonexistent on the tour--it's hard on your arm, difficult to hit with any consistency, but maybe most importantly, is extremely easy to read, and really not that hard to cope with even if you pull it off. there's a limit to how much action you're ever going to get on a ball with a motion that runs perpendicular to the natural swing path of your arm during the stroke. unless you decide to basically take all the pace off, in which case, you're serving up a complete floater.

Nellie
10-29-2009, 06:29 PM
From what I have seen (this is not a serve I use), you would stand facing your target, use a forehand grip, and swing across your body to brush on the outside of the ball, opposite from the side of your forehand. Think more brushing the ball than using pace, with less pace resulting in more movement to the left (if you are a righty).

(p.s., you would likely get better results from learning a good kick serve that jumps left)

Falloutjr
10-29-2009, 06:41 PM
From what I have seen (this is not a serve I use), you would stand facing your target, use a forehand grip, and swing across your body to brush on the outside of the ball, opposite from the side of your forehand. Think more brushing the ball than using pace, with less pace resulting in more movement to the left (if you are a righty).

(p.s., you would likely get better results from learning a good kick serve that jumps left)

Yeah cuz when I hit with pace I can get the serve in the mid 90s but not a ton of movement and when I brush really hard I can hit it in the 80s and make it move more towards the BH side so I'll experiment with it a little bit more over the next couple days and if I really do see it coming along, I might try it in a friendly a couple times and see how well it works.

Blake0
10-30-2009, 08:02 PM
Wow, i should show you that one video i saw before..this pro hits a reverse slice ace in a match..and it seemed to be in the high 110's :shock:..if i can find it again, i'll post it up.