Flat Serve 1 O'Clock

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  1. atpat

    atpat New User

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    I often heard that toss to 1 o'clock for flat serve and 11 for kick, but I'm not sure I understand it. Where exactly is 1 o'clock position. Does that mean the clock face the back fence, or face my right (perpendicular to the net)?
     
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  2. All Court

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    The clock would be centered around your body, facing the net.

    Meaning 1'o'clock would be straight in front of you and slightly to the right.
     
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  3. snoflewis

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    there's an article at t e n n i s . c o m w/ the different toss locations.
     
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  4. atpat

    atpat New User

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    Thanks for your help. Would you please post the link?

    All Court, I'm still confused. I'm righty. If clock face the net, will 1 o'clock be on my left and 11 o'clock on my right?
     
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  5. Geezer Guy

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    Forget the clock. To hit a FLAT serve, toss the ball so that it's almost directly above, but slightly in front, of the shoulder of your hitting arm. To hit a kick serve toss the ball so it's almost directly above, but slightly behind, the shoulder of your tossing arm.
     
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