Smurf's serve

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  1. albino smurf

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  2. Djokovicfan4life

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    That angle's gonna make it difficult for anyone to give any real advice. I LOVE the grunt though, I thought I was the only one who did that on these boards. :wink:
     
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  3. albino smurf

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    I'll get fresh batteries and change angles in the next day or so.

    Yeah... I'm a grunter.. only when I'm gunning it.
     
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    I'm spotting an eastern FH grip for the serve. At the very least (not looking at anything else), I would change that to a continental.
     
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  6. Djokovicfan4life

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    It's SMURFTASTIC! :twisted:
     
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  7. chipsbuzz

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    I'm pretty sure you're shoulders are opening up to the court too early.
    I don't know if you wanted critique or anything...
     
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    Yes. I was shooting for a critique. How to correct the shoulders opening too early tuirn later or what?
     
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    First, change your grip. You also need to get your racket to almost 'scratch your back'. After contact, you seem rather unbalanced and take a couple steps to the left, which is unnecessary and will hurt you at higher levels.

    Pretty good racket head speed, IMHO.
     
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  10. Djokovicfan4life

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    Can't really see what grip your using but you should be using a continental or eastern backhand grip for serves. Also, a tip that really helped my serve was to treat the swing like a throwing motion, like how you would throw a ball. That probably doesn't help at all but it really helped me to loosen up and not muscle the ball as much.
     
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    Appreciate the advice. I'll post more soon.
     
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  12. quicken

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    can't see the motion get a better video
     
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  13. mmeyer1

    mmeyer1 Rookie

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    I'd say your smurfing the ball too much
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