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Blastxcore
09-04-2006, 11:02 PM
http://media.putfile.com/serve
I'm 15 and still pretty much a beginner.

Sorry for the jittery camera and the brevity of it. My camera was running out of memory so I had to keep them short.
Comments please!

edit: there's a working link.

TENNIS_IS_FUN
09-04-2006, 11:09 PM
"Error downloading codec"

Blastxcore
09-04-2006, 11:16 PM
it works now.

supersmash
09-04-2006, 11:21 PM
Nice ping-pong serve. Try to throw your weight into it. For all three serves, you end up in different positions. Don't fall.

Blastxcore
09-04-2006, 11:25 PM
not sure what you mean by 'ping-pong serve'
I don't normally end like that, I just wanted to see my general service motion.
Thanks for the comments

Punisha
09-05-2006, 03:40 AM
EXPLOSIVE!!!

Need more knee bend and launching yourself into the ball, try for more wrist snap too

zhan
09-05-2006, 04:05 AM
it doesnt look bad...
it just looks like a spin-in kick serve, no?

supersmash
09-05-2006, 02:27 PM
not sure what you mean by 'ping-pong serve'
I don't normally end like that, I just wanted to see my general service motion.
Thanks for the comments

The first serve hit your side of the court first.

zhan
09-05-2006, 04:58 PM
is it me or is it that i think the ball kicked up pretty nicely for the amount of action u put on it?
or is it the angle?

Triple S
09-05-2006, 05:17 PM
It doesn't seem like it's kicking too much

zhan
09-05-2006, 06:25 PM
It doesn't seem like it's kicking too much
well i said for the amount of effort he put in...

Hot Sauce
09-05-2006, 09:51 PM
It doesn't even look like hes trying.

boojay
09-05-2006, 09:56 PM
i like it, good stuff

zhan
09-05-2006, 10:04 PM
It doesn't even look like hes trying.

yeah...
thats why i was interested =)
i usuually try to hit aces instead of spinning serves in...
even on 2nd serves... most of time if its pressing too much i go for it ;)

Say Chi Sin Lo
09-05-2006, 10:20 PM
if you're going to actually use your back, then you might be better off with a stable foundation, rather than shuffling your feet. (much like agassi, sampras, and federer)

Also, turn your back on your opponent, it'll do you wonders

Blastxcore
09-05-2006, 10:33 PM
Thanks for the input, guys. I'll keep those in mind next time I hit the courts.

One thing I don't understand though, is the thing with my stance. I've tried both pinpoint/platform and I'm not sure which is working better. Pinpoint feels a lot more natural but I seem to serve better, albiet awkwardly, with platform.
What's the deal with that?

Say Chi Sin Lo
09-05-2006, 10:36 PM
i'd go with "platform"... that gives something your back to work on, and your hips too