Critique My Serve (video)

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  1. crystal_clear

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    I feel it really helps when hitting arm is loose, not sure about the neck. My left side of neck a little bit tight and I can feel it when checking blind spot at driving. I suspect the tight serve is from the serve.
     
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    I tried the fist conti grip and it seems to lock the pronation component but reduce the maximum reaching height.
     
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    oh, the neck thing was just about this particular drill. In this drill, the neck is sort of like the racquet!
     
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    Whoever posted the link to ServeDoc spring loaded serve technique on this thread (if it was this thread), THANKS! It gave me extra 10 MPH on my serve and it is less taxing on my body. Also thanks to Serve Doc.
     
  5. Djokovicfan4life

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    I don't know much, but I have learned that the emphasis on leg drive development is overrated for lower level servers. This isn't a knock on you, Crystal, but I would bet that if you work on your throwing motion and isolate the upper body motion in your serve, you could generate much more racquet speed then you are right now with a full motion.

    Just my opinion, but the legs are worthless if you can't control the toss and swing loosely up to the ball.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c06ToXPyJYA
     
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    Yes, just like contact height in totally NOT IMPORTANT if you can't hit the ball fast enough to go much over 75 mph! At those speeds, the ball will ARC into the court, even hit dead flat. And when you add topslice component, like you do, the ball arcs even more for a super high net clearance that still drops IN.
     
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    Thanks. The link leads me to watch Doctor Serve's Hammer That Serve video again
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjXJGsRtm08&feature=related

    It makes a lot more sense this time even though I thought I understood it before. That's the throwing motion with the racket. Hopefully I can't do it with the racket.
     
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    Yeah, Doctor Serve mentioned to lower contact point (for beginners) to get a more solid contact like hammering a nail. I watched the "hitch" video again
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um5q7Lx107k&feature=related
    and I seem to have the similar problem like the girl in the video by "quitting shoulder.." and lack of back scratch motion. Am I right?
     
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    Is this video you referring to?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixx-MCC7D88

    Then you serve like a girl. :)
     
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    Forget Serena, you want to serve like AmadaCoetzer, at 5' tall, could pummel first serves right at the lowest 100's, and actually get some in.
    Serena is basically a true 5'10" and 165 lbs now that she's lost weight. Don't model a serve after her, unless you are built like that.
    She'd crush me in a strength match, and most posters here on this forum.
     
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    The poster that mentioned Serena is a guy, and by the sound of it a solid player as well. That comment was not intended for Crystal's serve.
     
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    I really like all aspects of Justine Henin's game, including her serve, but asking a woman to copy it is like asking a guy to play like Federer.
     
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    Didn't Justine model Sampras? Obviously not to the same extreme, but I thought I heard that she said that somewhere.
     
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    crystal, when do you wanna hit?
     
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    do you know how to use PM?
     
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    sort of. you can PM me.

    i cant PM you cause your PM is turned off.
     
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    I don't know how to use PM then. No wonder I never receive any PMs.
     
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    I found I tend to toss too close to body with platform stance thus serves go long. Djokovicfan4life is right, work on throwing motion first as I can focus one thing at a time.

    I pay attention to have the hammer grip like Dent and I gain more pace with arm pronation (not wrist pronation) when timing is right. No more wrist snap when my racket arm doesn't reach up to the highest point.
     
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    You certainly have potential to boost your serve quite considerably.

    One thing I note in your action is a tendency to fall away slightly to the left. This is caused by opening the left hip up too early. If you hold your left hip in position longer, your body mometum will follow the swing path. This will lead to greater consistency and will also enable you to crank up the power considerably whilst maintaining control.
     
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    Good eye~

    Hold left hip in position longer...don't open shoulder too early...
     
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    I don't have PM because "Your administrator has disabled private messaging.".

    Where I can ask for help?
     
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    do you remember the email account you used to sign up for this forum? i sent it to that account.
     
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    I didn't receive any emails except the ad. from TW.
     
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    i will send it again.
     

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