how do you hit a kick serve?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by nopiforyou, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. nopiforyou

    nopiforyou Rookie

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    Yes, I know there are plenty of topics on this kind of serve, but none seem to really go through the basics for a total beginner with this serve. I don't know how to hit a kick serve at all, so I could definitely use some help.
     
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  3. LuckyR

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    How beginner are you talking about? What serves can you hit?
     
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  4. nopiforyou

    nopiforyou Rookie

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    Okay yesterday I managed to hit one kick serve out of two just for fun serves before I have to leave the court. It was pretty cool (to me). It got some pace and a LITTLE bit of a drop and kick. Anyway, that was the first time I hit a kick serve. I can only hit a slice and a flat serve right now. My slice is also a bit of a problem, but not on this thread.
     
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  5. ceejay

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    The only reliable serve I have at the moment is my kick serve, unfortunately. I toss the ball to 11 o'clock and try and cut across and over the ball severely when I serve. Practice and experimentation are your friends.
     
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  6. mahouFuji

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    its not that hard but getting it fast is the problem, just hold the semi-eastern grip and brush up on the ball all the way to the top
     
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  7. nopiforyou

    nopiforyou Rookie

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    I got a bunch of kick serves done against my dad today. But it could've wwwaaayyy better. I was sick for a week and haven't played tennis since mid August so I looked like a pusher on the court today. Anyway the kick serve was fun, but my dad owned me on the return more then once, because the kick serve wasn't really effective. Not a lot of kick and no speed. I'm on my way to greatness.
     
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