How many aces do you usually hit?

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  1. LeeD

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    But but.... Ash teaches wheelchair tennis, so must have hit some serves to thems.
    My serves go really great when I serve to someone who's never played tennis before.
    Unfortunately, my serve never goes in against a good player.
     
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  2. LeeD

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    "Smart" tennis vs.....??????
    Seems I play much better NOT going for too many aces, but serving into spots the opponent's don't like, but still high percentage for me.
    Going for aces, I can easily hit 7+ and lose the set, because I miss my fair share, and my second serves get too much work, breaking down in the end.
     
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  3. Roger Wawrinka

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    hahaha Exactly!:):D
     
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    The "WE" is like saying WE of the MiamiHeat are a pretty good team in basketball, me and LeBron. WE, the MiamiHeat, are the champs and favored again this year.
     
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  5. The Meat

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    I was using that statement in the following way "our team won the NCAA championships this year" when it was only our university's team that actually won or even the more extreme "our country is awesome at [x]" when most of the people in the country didn't do diddly-squat to do [x].

    Why are you so anal about that LeeD? California is also a good tennis state if that makes you feel better.
     
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  6. Ash_Smith

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    I usually serve from my knees to recreate the right ball flight as best I can.

    Cheers
     
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    Shouldn't you serve from a wheelchair?
    Wheechair moves unless you lock the wheels, and unlocking the wheels might add some seconds to the reaction time....:)
     
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  8. chrisberchris

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    I'll get a couple out wide on a slice serve and if they don't pay attention, maybe one dtm when they lean to far to either side
     
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  9. onehandbh

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    One one data point, but just played a set against a former d1 guy
    on clay.

    Lost 5-7, but hit 3 aces.
     
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  10. magnut

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    The heck with aces. I want a volley or an unreturnable. Going for aces is ignorant, low percentage, desperate tennis. Only suckers go for aces. Thats how you lose service games.

    I love it when people are ignorant enough to go for aces though as it gives me a lot of second serves to return.
     
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    Love to see your reaction when your opponent doesn't get his racket on your service when it's in. I bet it would be something like "damn, I could do better than that", hands in waist, shaking your head. And after a third ace, you're probably smashing you racket. :)
     
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    I try to make people stretch and keep them guessing. Sometimes, this leads to aces, especially when they guess wrong.

    I love people who don't make any effort to move their serve around, thinking they can just overpower me or flumox me with spin. Those are easy return games.
     
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  13. onehandbh

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    Moving it around definitely makes your serve tougher to return. I don't have
    as much velocity as I used due to lack of practice, but I've found that
    hitting serves like a baseball pitcher can generate some errors or weak
    returns. Several flatter first serves and then a kick serve as a first serve
    or a slice. Or a slice into the body on the deuce side.
    My wide deuce side slices currently suck and I tend to leave it in the middle
    and people can smack it.
     
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    LOL, In practice it does irritate the crap out of me. I tell them ...make me hit a volley! Sometimes I will resort to telling them where its going as my serve has a lot of spin variation and placement. I really hater dumb...blast everything returners in practice. Maybe 2 out of five actually go in the court yet they just keep doing it...then they go on to tell me their return was off that day....yeah OK:?
     
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  15. onehandbh

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    But maybe they want to practice their returns as well and not just give
    you serve & volley practice while sacrificing improving their returns.
     
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  16. LeftyRighty

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    Depends on how fatigued I am. I'm on in good condition, the most I've done was 11 within 2 sets of 6.

    When I've been playing too much, and I'm a bit sore, it's around 3, as I wouldn't go for aces, just unreturnable body serves.

    (keep in mind I serve with both my left and right hand)
     
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    10+ aces usually. Depends on the surface, I've hit up to 23 once on a very fast hard court.

    average first serve is probably 105-110 mph. second serve- around 80 unless I go for a risky second serve and hit a 100 mph flat.
     
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  18. magnut

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    thats a bunch of bologna. You dont keep good practice partners by blasting returns out of the court all the time. Having good relationships with practice partners and getting the most out of your sessions is something a lot of players dont understand. Its an ego thing that some players never get past. You dont "compete" in practice....you practice. Competition is for tournaments and serious match play. Competing in practice is just a poor usage of time. Same goes for the other way. You dont practice in tournaments...you compete.
     
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    I'm currently a 3.0, but my league opponents are anywhere from 2.5 to 4.25. I would guess that I average about 6 aces and 6 double faults per match. Not so good. But then I guess I also hit about 10 service winners (ie., not returned in court) per match, and most of the rest of my in serves (first or second) generate weak returns. That's from the 2.5 all the way up to the 4.25 opponents. Although the higher rated opponents do return my serve fairly consistently, they're generally not putting it away on me, so it's getting me into the points at least. Against the lower rated players it's definitely a weapon.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGE7qe_dfMo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UAw1-8p02A
     
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