Let calls on Serves

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  1. zerojoshua

    zerojoshua Rookie

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    With our a doubt, serving is one of my strengths.. Unfortunately, my racquet will often brush up against the ground on my favorite serve. It resembles baseball pitch with a loose stance, with minor similarities to Dolgopolov. (A loose forward motion with extreme western grip).

    It's always up to my opponent, whether or not to call a let if they hear something. Some say it could be considered a hindrance, but, is it a hindrance when a player hits the ground on a ground-stroke?

    I am curious to see what peoples opinions are on the matter...

    Ciao,

    Josh
     
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  2. kevrol

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    One thing it's not is a let. Could be considered a hindrance and opponent's point if it were being done intentionally to distract your opponent.
     
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  3. Dimcorner

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    I videoed my match last night and I was wondering why the opponent was calling lets on balls that were clearly not even touching the net. It seem like my right foot slaps the ground from my lift right around the time the ball crosses the net. I guess it's not on purpose but it sure is annoying when you are hitting serves that are about 1 foot above the net and he calls let.
     
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  4. TennisCJC

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    0josh, stop it, just stop hitting the ground. With a little practice, you should not hit the ground more than say 1 in 100 attempts.
     
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  5. asimple

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    It should be 0 in 100. I don't believe I have ever hit the ground on a serve and can't even imagine how.

    How do you hit the ground on a serve?
     
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  6. LeeD

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    Easy enough to hit the ground at the end of your followthru, but don't.
    You wear out your racket doing it.
    Don't bend so far over.
    Don't keep the hand moving so much after contact.
    Do keep a high hand, high elbow after contact.
     
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  7. IA-SteveB

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    Seems like there is a very simple solution to this quandary.
     
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  8. McLovin

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    ...and I believe D1 college tennis & World Team Tennis have already found it...
     
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  9. TennisCJC

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    I agree it should be 0 in 100 but I was being generous and allowing for the occasional mistake.
     
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