Ball hitting backfence after service

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  1. Concealeddreamer

    Concealeddreamer New User

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    how do i get the ball to hit the fence after the serve hits box with a flat serve? i thought i wasn't serving fast enough, but then i saw someone serve kind of slow (without spin) but it hit the fence on the first bounce. what makes it go further? i know it is not speed, is it angle?
     
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  2. Rickson

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    Not speed? Swing speed has a lot to do with it.
     
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  3. Prince_of_Tennis

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    Theres this guy in my tennis class for school and we both have pretty big serves. Mines faster but hits the fence lower his. So I don't know about that one. Its about the angle and spin on the ball. I have the faster swing speed too.
     
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  4. Mahboob Khan

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    Serve up the T because from this position the front-fence is closer! And keep your grip and wrist loose. Yes, it is about racket head speed and wrist snap!
     
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  5. Rickson

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    Ah, the ever wise Mahboob knows!
     
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  6. snoflewis

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    from personal experience, it's spin, angle, and racket head speed.
     
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  7. Barricade_steve

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  8. lkdog

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    Well, it is probably not possible to hit a serve w/o some top or slice side spin(unless you are 6' 9" or something), it is just a question of how much (or how little) and still get it in.
    If you want a serve to hit the fence, you need the ball to have good speed and drive along with whatever topspin/slice happens even on a "flat" serve.

    To get that you need a loose continental or BH grip, and good arm/racquet speed to get some pop.
    Toss the ball out in front of you and let 'er rip. Add some slice/top to get it in.
    You will hit the fence-the question is does it go in.
     
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  9. MTChong

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    It's also crucial to hit as far back in the box as you can
     
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  10. RiosTheGenius

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    why are you so concerned about hitting the fence?....
     
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  11. shindemac

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    It's possible he hit down the T and close to the service line. Higher contact point helps, and hitting with the wind can make a big difference.

    Other than that, we need to look at your serve to give you pointers besides swing faster. I find that there are so many little things I can do to increase my swing speed.
     
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  12. liionel

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    i guess its just kick and speed. kick to make the ball bounce higher up and speed to accelerate it toward to fence?
     
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  13. KickServer

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    The tall the player, the easier it is to hit the fence. A short player needs to give put a lot if spin on the ball to achieve the same height after the bounce.

    You should worry more about pace then hitting the fence.
     
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  14. Mahboob Khan

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    Well, that's the point. Without pace you cannot hit the fence. The ball ought to have reasonable speed to hit the front fence after it bounces in the correct box. To develop power on your serve that's how you do it!

    First you hit the fence, and then with more power whatever you want the ball to hit the higher part of the fence! And higher, and higher!
     
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