help: american twist to break 6+ feet before the bounce?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by vinouspleasure, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. vinouspleasure

    vinouspleasure Rookie

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    Hi,

    I have a pretty good American Twist that breaks about a foot before the bounce and then kicks high and off the other direction. It's a great second serve. I also like to hit it as a first serve wide to the ad court (against a righty) and follow it to net.

    However, I've played matches against people that can get the serve to break 5 or 6 feet before the bounce. What do I need to change to accomplish this?

    tia,
    jd
     
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  2. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

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    More spin means higher racquet head speeds in the direction of the spin your trying to do. In this case if your right handed if the ball was a clock face you would hit the ball in the direction of 7 to 1.

    the best way to practice spin is to do it slowly and deliberately. Start from the back fence and really brush the ball.
     
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  3. moonshine

    moonshine New User

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    head speed, head speed, head speed
     
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  4. vinouspleasure

    vinouspleasure Rookie

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    Just to be sure, are you saying that I should hit the ball at 7 and follow through to 1? In the past, when I've tried to creep beyond 6, I start catching the ball with the frame. Perhaps I have to adjust my toss (which is center and slightly behind me)?

    I've got pretty good racquet speed now...I made an adjustment about a year ago to follow through towards the fence.

    Hitting from the back fence is an intriguing idea. I'll give it a whirl.

    thanks,
    jd
     
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