View Full Version : Flat Serve 1 O'Clock

10-04-2005, 07:33 PM
I often heard that toss to 1 o'clock for flat serve and 11 for kick, but I'm not sure I understand it. Where exactly is 1 o'clock position. Does that mean the clock face the back fence, or face my right (perpendicular to the net)?

All Court
10-04-2005, 07:53 PM
The clock would be centered around your body, facing the net.

Meaning 1'o'clock would be straight in front of you and slightly to the right.

10-04-2005, 09:43 PM
there's an article at t e n n i s . c o m w/ the different toss locations.

10-05-2005, 06:15 AM
Thanks for your help. Would you please post the link?

All Court, I'm still confused. I'm righty. If clock face the net, will 1 o'clock be on my left and 11 o'clock on my right?

Geezer Guy
10-05-2005, 06:50 AM
Forget the clock. To hit a FLAT serve, toss the ball so that it's almost directly above, but slightly in front, of the shoulder of your hitting arm. To hit a kick serve toss the ball so it's almost directly above, but slightly behind, the shoulder of your tossing arm.