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peter
05-27-2006, 12:24 PM
Some of you might remember my quest for a new serve last year. Well, finally the indoor season is over and I've hit the outdoor clay courts again and have started taking clips of it and working on my serve a bit more. Anyway, here's my current one:

http://www.grebo.net/~peter/serve/peter/12.mpg

(Actually, that one was taped *after* a 3.5 hour long match in windy conditions and I actually netted all four of those serves. Not the best I can do - rather far from it...)

Jonnyf
05-27-2006, 12:31 PM
Hey mate, that doesnt matter at all. Even when tired your serve will still have the same fundamental basics so everyone can see them.!!

snoflewis
05-27-2006, 12:35 PM
it's really hard to analyze a stroke when the video is sideways.

peter
05-27-2006, 12:36 PM
Hey mate, that doesnt matter at all. Even when tired your serve will still have the same fundamental basics so everyone can see them.!!

Yeah, well... Basically it's the same. But I threw the ball (or should I say it blew?) a bit too much over my head and not as much in front as I had wanted it to. I didn't get near as much speed on it as I have been able to (indoors - much easier to serve there though).

peter
05-27-2006, 12:37 PM
it's really hard to analyze a stroke when the video is sideways.

Yeah. I told the buddy of mine that shot that clip that it wasn't a good idea so he fixed that later on. Unfortunately *that* clip is much larger so he hasn't been able to send it to me yet :-)

Jonnyf
05-27-2006, 12:45 PM
Yeah, well... Basically it's the same. But I threw the ball (or should I say it blew?) a bit too much over my head and not as much in front as I had wanted it to. I didn't get near as much speed on it as I have been able to (indoors - much easier to serve there though).

TELL ME ABOUT IT, i play indoor alot and i can serve a heck of alot better usually in an 3 or 5 set match ill get easily into double figures on aces bu outdoor im lucky if i can beat 10

peter
05-27-2006, 01:39 PM
TELL ME ABOUT IT, i play indoor alot and i can serve a heck of alot better usually in an 3 or 5 set match ill get easily into double figures on aces bu outdoor im lucky if i can beat 10

Yeah... :-)

It's frustrating serving outdoors - especially in the beginning of the season
(like - now).

Btw, for those of you that hasn't seen my original serve - here it is...

http://www.grebo.net/~peter/serve/peter/1.mov

*Burr*. How on Earth could I serve like that???

Back to my new serve - I think I'm getting the knee bend right now atleast. Hmm.. Looking at that clip - perhaps I should focus a bit on trying to get more trunk action? Looks kind of static.

ramseszerg
05-27-2006, 01:49 PM
Try to get a real racquet drop by making the racquet parallel to the body at its lowest point. Get this done first, then go to more pronation.

peter
09-10-2006, 08:26 AM
Just snapped a couple new serve clips for those of you following my quest for a good serve :-)

http://www.ifm.liu.se/~peter/serve/13.mov
http://www.ifm.liu.se/~peter/serve/14.mov
http://www.ifm.liu.se/~peter/serve/15.mov

I'm actually a bit disatisfied with the serves above. I felt totally off when I hit them (I served really well last Tuesday though - but then - no camera :-)

peter
09-10-2006, 08:31 AM
Btw, here's a still image of me "serving":

http://www.ifm.liu.se/~peter/serve/peter_serve.jpg

Can you "spot the error"? :-)

Jonny S&V
09-10-2006, 09:04 AM
Wearing sweatpants with a a-shirt? Where's the ball?

peter
09-10-2006, 11:48 AM
Wearing sweatpants with a a-shirt? Where's the ball?

Yeah, well... It was that or serve in my briefs... What? You can't see the ball? :-)

Andres
09-10-2006, 01:27 PM
Exactly... THERE IS NO BALL THERE!!! :D

peter
09-10-2006, 02:01 PM
Exactly... THERE IS NO BALL THERE!!! :D

But hey! It was a 120mph serve!

Andres
09-10-2006, 02:41 PM
What did the gun measured, then?
The speed of the plane right above you? xD

peter
09-11-2006, 04:58 AM
What did the gun measured, then?
The speed of the plane right above you? xD

Umm.. It *felt* like a 120mph serve! :-)