if you're gonna serve wide to yutani's forehand, make sure it is really wide...

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  1. wyutani

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    the title above is my weakness, a power serve that is really wide towards my left forehand. one of my mate' knew about this and exploited it (he's really telented wif placement & power). I just cant seem to return it. my friend would either score an ace or i'll return it too hard and it lands somewhere far away.

    so my question is, how do you return a serve that is REALLY wide, powerful & accurate? :neutral:
     
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  2. Andres

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    Anticipation. You gotta start reading better the toss, and prepare yourself to move quickly to your left.
    If you're being aced, or just returning it too hard, just try to block the serve back, or slice back, don't try to PUT any extra pace on the ball ;)

    Don't worry, even pros gets aced a lot, specially on wide serves :D
     
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  3. vkartikv

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    Why all this referal to yourself in the 3rd person? Don't touch Jimmy!
     
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  4. Andres

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    DON'T TOUCH JIMMY!!! GET OFF JIMMY!!!
    JIMMY LIKES IT! JIMMY SHOOTS THE 3!! JIMMY SCOOORES :mrgreen:
     
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  5. vkartikv

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    Unfortunately Jimmy pulled a babaganoosh and didn't score with Elaine if you remember that episode!
     
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    He wasn't going to, either. She had the bluuuuees for Hank, who is gay. Jimmy doesn't get intimidated by Hank's sexuality. Jimmy is happy for Hank :)
     
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  7. wyutani

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    who the heck is jimmy mate'?
     
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    from seinfeld, whatever jimmy wants, jimmy gets
     
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  9. TennisParent

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    LOL, this cracks me up...Wyutani, Jimmy is a minor character on the great American tv series Seinfeld. His schtick is his habit of referring to himself in the third person, this habit annoys the other characters on the show and the confusion it creates causes great amusement. How far back are you standing on your serve? The fact that wide serves give you trouble may indicate you are giving up too much real estate-on the other hand, maybe the serve is just too good, a powerful accurate serve ought to win points.
     
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    My language teacher is a huge Seinfield fan (hes not your average teacher, he listens to punk rock and writes stories for RollingStone.) Whenever there is tension in the room, somebody just refers to themselves in 3rd person, and everybody cracks up.
     
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  11. Roddick The Beast

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    Seems like Wyu gets scudded pretty often. :D
     
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  12. Andres

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    Why do you think it is? Read his posts, read what he says.

    He seems to be... like...living in a his little fantasy world, up in the sky, and in his mind he's a fantastic tennis player, when in fact, he doesn't know what a topspin is and how to apply spin to a ball (he asked those very same questions in here), and then, became a pusher, a net rusher (term he never ever heard before reading KK's post about playing styles), chip and charger, serve and volley AND, THE MOST HILARIOUS ONE, claycourt specialist with heavy topspin (when he doesn't know what topspin works), in this very same month of life here on TTW. Plus the fact that he changes his signature everyday, and posts 20 posts a day :D

    Anyway, he cheers our lives with his nonsense posts, he always makes US laugh :D
     
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  13. wyutani

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    c'mon mate', before i make a trip to aussie land in a week, i cant post here anymore.

    anyway, if im a heavy topspin clay courter, net rusher, chip & charge, serve & volley and pusher, doesnt that make me an all court player eh? and the comment about me making you guys laugh, UR WELCOME:mrgreen:
     
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  14. wyutani

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    and can someone answer the question? this is really serious. quit the jimmy talk mate'...hehe
     
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  15. Kabob190

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    maybe wyutani is not one person but several? and these people continuously alternate time on the computer so they never run out of things to say? and each of these people have a different playing style? thats my theory

    oh and i have the same problem as you, i have trouble returning serves out wide, maybe its because of my super slow reflexes?
     
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  16. AndyP

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    I would also start stepping up and wide while he is in his service motion
     
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  17. Andres

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    Now, let's get serious, yutani, pal, check my first post. I gave you a genuine advice ;)
     
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    You know, the title of this thread sounds alot like what the commentary said in the 3rd game of Wimbledon Round4 2001 "Federer vs Sampras" where Federer served out wide to Sampras' forehand and was passed in the service return.
    "If your gonna serve wide to the Sampras forehand, make sure its really wide"
     
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  19. serveitup911

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    If someone keeps getting you with the wide serve, move over. Make them hit up the tee. If they can consistently ace you and hit service winners when you give them different looks, they are just too good.
     
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  20. vkartikv

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    Did anyone (in real life) actually wear those shoes that Jimmy was selling???
     
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    People use them for training, yes, but I doubt anyone wears them casually like Kramer did in that episode.
     
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  22. Roddick The Beast

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    Serving out wide is not that advantageous to someone "trying" it on me. I get those around the net post return aces a lot.

    From what Andres has decsribed Wyu's tennis playing experience history, I'm not sure if he actually punishes wide serves placed on him. No offense Wyu. I'm saying this under the condition of the rumors. :)
     
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  23. wyutani

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    andres was exaggerating of course mate'...im an actual all-court player. i just broke it up into pusher, c&c, s&v, net rusher, you know...i guess that guy got the wrong idea...

    anyway, based on this topic, i realised i got aced plenty of time when the ball is wide. i played tennis a few hours ago and i discovered if i stand really close to the edge of the court (extreme left side) i can almost return it properly but i'll suffer if my friend serves on the right cos i'll be using my weak backhand. the thing about my friend serve is that its a kick serve that looks funny (my friend is a lefty too). just need to adapt to those abnormal boncing ball. need to practice though...

    PS: i lost 6-2, 6-2 today, lost all my service game...
     
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    Yeahhh.... I'm suuure :roll:
     
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  25. Andres

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    Oh, sorry!

    Jimmy is suuuuuure :roll:

    :cool:
     
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