Help, my serve is big but weird

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  1. Dream_On

    Dream_On Rookie

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    First things first, I thought I would ask my fellow tt'ers on this issue. I am quite a decent level player (USTA 5.0), and I have a few issues with my serve and all round game actually and I was wondering if anyone could figure out my problem.
     
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  2. Sim

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    Post a video so we can better see your serve. :p

    Also, you mention failing to drive your legs and explode into the serve. Imo, jumping can be detrimental to the development of your serve if you don't have the consistency down yet. When I tried jumping to add power to my serve, I lost so much consistency that the extra power wasn't necessary (It was still easy to ace without it. Placement is key.)

    However, I'm not saying that using your legs more for your serve is bad. Not at all. I am only saying to work on other elements of your serve first before incorporating a big jump to your serve.
     
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  3. LuckyR

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    If you are a true 5.0, it is likely that your problem is not with your tennis, you mention in your description of both of your problems a lack of leg "energy". Sounds either psychological or metabolic. What is your age and general state of health?
     
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  4. zapvor

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    yea why dont you post a video. we cant tell what this technique is you refer to
     
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  5. pvaudio

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    Video, video, video, video.
     
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  6. fruitytennis1

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    Not flinging mud here...but you aren't exactly the go to guy on advice.
     
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  7. gregor.b

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    Uh Oh.It's on!...
     
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  8. zapvor

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    why do you say that
     
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  9. fruitytennis1

    fruitytennis1 Professional

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    Well, first of all you serve isn't exactly the most technically correct--
    but even if I didn't go off that I've seen a good amount of advice you've given..that is wrong(i'm not going to waste time searching or going into specifics about what that is)
     
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  10. Datacipher

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    Man....serve biomechanics are my specialty...I might be able to help with video...but honestly....I also think that if you are true 5.0 you shouldn't even be here asking that!

    It would be like a medical doctor posting on forum for fans of the TV show House..."I have a diagnosis I"m having trouble with...."

    Why don't you go to a pro in your area...I assume you probably know at least some of them...or even other open players....they can see you first-hand! Work with you on-court :)
     
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  11. zapvor

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    interesting. so what about my serve is not 'technically correct'?
    and what sort of advice am i giving that is wrong. your accusations are so far completely unfounded. so yea. good try though!
     
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  12. zapvor

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    also, if you actually read my post i said to post a video so we can better help the OP. it doesnt say so I can give him advice. two different things. but i guess you jumped to the wrong conclusion....which happens a lot here
     
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  13. fruitytennis1

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    I'm sorry I did jump to conclusions...but no doubt if he posted a video you would've given advice.

    Just evaluate yourself-do you know what you are saying regarding your advice or do you just say what you think is right?
     
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  14. zapvor

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    it depends on the video. i suppose i would post something about it. if you notice i have not posted too much about other people's serves unless it's pretty glaring something is wrong.

    and i think i do know what i am saying. what about you tell me what you think of my serve? what's wrong with it?
     
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