Another 'critique my serve' thread

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Blastxcore, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Blastxcore

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    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.
     
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  2. TENNIS_IS_FUN

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    "Error downloading codec"
     
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  3. Blastxcore

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    it works now.
     
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  4. supersmash

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    Nice ping-pong serve. Try to throw your weight into it. For all three serves, you end up in different positions. Don't fall.
     
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  5. Blastxcore

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    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
     
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  6. Punisha

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    EXPLOSIVE!!!

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

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    it doesnt look bad...
    it just looks like a spin-in kick serve, no?
     
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  8. supersmash

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    The first serve hit your side of the court first.
     
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  9. zhan

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    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?
     
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  10. Triple S

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    It doesn't seem like it's kicking too much
     
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  11. zhan

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    well i said for the amount of effort he put in...
     
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  12. Hot Sauce

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    It doesn't even look like hes trying.
     
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  13. boojay

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    i like it, good stuff
     
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  14. zhan

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    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 ;)
     
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  15. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    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
     
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  16. Blastxcore

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    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?
     
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  17. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    i'd go with "platform"... that gives something your back to work on, and your hips too
     
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