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Grigollif1
09-30-2005, 07:35 AM
Ok guys,

I have notice it in the Pro circuit that about 80% of the players bring their feet together just before making contact with the ball on the serve. I never really tried that because I have always followed the line of though of keeping my serve as simple as possible. But, I would like to know Has anyone switched from feet appart to feet together and did it had big benefits?

Thanatos
09-30-2005, 07:41 AM
Ok guys,

I have notice it in the Pro circuit that about 80% of the players bring their feet together just before making contact with the ball on the serve. I never really tried that because I have always followed the line of though of keeping my serve as simple as possible. But, I would like to know Has anyone switched from feet appart to feet together and did it had big benefits?

I tried it for a week and my balance suffered. I prefer the platform stance for balance and it's easier to push off the ground.

Talent
09-30-2005, 07:47 AM
Check my thread: I found my ideal serve! (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=70265) I believe you will get the most assistance out of visiting the above sticky in this section of the boards.

Fred132
09-30-2005, 07:57 AM
There are plenty of great players who don't use a pinpoint stance. Federer, Sampras, Agassi all come to mind.

Looks like purely a matter of preference to me.

TennsDog
09-30-2005, 11:03 AM
Check out this thread. It is quite lengthy, but it is good and I don't think you need to read every single post to understand and get something out of it. I actually did the opposite of what you are talking about and found it to be one of the best things I have ever done for my serve, and really game.

cadfael_tex
09-30-2005, 11:10 AM
TennsDog, what thread?

Marius_Hancu
09-30-2005, 11:36 AM
TennsDog, what thread?

I think he's talking about this one:
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=70265
but perhaps I'm wrong.

TennsDog
09-30-2005, 12:18 PM
Wow, sorry, I do that too often. Here is the link:
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=23740&highlight=platform+pinpoint+serve

finchy
09-30-2005, 12:26 PM
IMO, its more for rhythm and personal preference than anything else. i switched from pinpoint to platform and i feel tons better. its simpler and doesnt require excess movement/coordination.

jeefreak
09-30-2005, 04:28 PM
when i first started i had pinpoint serves but now i have platform serves and i find it much better.