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ta11geese3
05-21-2006, 04:39 PM
Okay, so you know how in a topspin serve you toss a bit to your left... I found out that it forces me to have one shoulder over the other during the serve (well, not really, but it sure feels that way). So I was wondering, am I supposed to be hitting with this kind of motion for all my serves?

Like this I mean

shoulder
head
shoulder

(haha sorry for the poor illustration)

AndyP
05-21-2006, 05:18 PM
In order to generate power you will need to rotate your shoulders, if that is what you are asking.

During my serve, which is a bit extreme, I line up my feet so my back is almost parallel to and facing the net then on my swing I will rotate my body so that I end up perpendicular to the net with my right foot forward.

Hope that made some sort of sense