College Women's Tennis Team Hitting My Balls Around

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  1. Steria

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    I recently got the opportunity to hit some balls around with some College women's tennis team players. They gave me some tips on my serve as well as the double backhand technique etc, which I got to improve quite a bit. Their serves were out of this world. It was a lot of fun, and I would absolutely do it again sometime.
     
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  2. Clemson_tennis

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    That's good. Although I find it hard to believe that a women's college team had out of this world serves.
     
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    He/She may not have seen high level female players before so it's an exaggeration...
     
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    what??????? you must not play much if you think their serves are good......
     
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  5. LeeD

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    Wouldn't that depend on what kind of serves the OP was used to?
    If he was a 4.0 player, he'd seen serves like that, but not often.
    If he was a 3.5 player, those serves were awesome.
    If he was a 5.0 player, those serves were very good FOR A GIRL.
    Most 5.5 college women can serve top/slice serves around 95 mph, and flat serves another 15 over that, but won't go in during their matches.
     
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  6. mrpeterman

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    There are a few college girls that have out of this world serves. I watched a former D1 playing a doubles match a few weeks ago and also talked with her. Her serve was about as good as it gets for a women. She aced plenty of men. She said she has been clocked at 108 mph and also said that no one could return her serve when she was playing number 1 for Albany.

    Interestingly she also said that they measure women's and mens serves differently in order to make the differences in speed seem smaller. :confused:
     
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  7. LeeD

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    Not sure she's correct....
    Serena has been clocked around the mid 120's, as has Henin and a few other's.
    The weaker serving men, Rochus, Chang, McEnroe, Connors, also "could" hit into the mid 120's, but chose to top/slice it in at 105 or so to work the opponent around and force more mental pressure on their opponents.
    Serena is as big, as strong, and as explosive as any of them.
    108 is not that great a serve for women's tennis, as any female 5.5 has seen plenty of 120 heat from male practice partners.
     
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  8. mrpeterman

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    Actually it is exceptionally good for a college tennis player and very good for a WTA player.
     
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  9. floridatennisdude

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    Agreed. 108 would be about as big of a serve as I've seen in sec women's tennis. There aren't many that get that big.

    Molten-Levy a few years ago was in that range at W&M. Hence, she's a good WTA doubles player now.
     
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