Swing Against Wall or Practice Serves?

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Wall or Serve? (Under the below circumstances)

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  1. StealthGnome

    StealthGnome Semi-Pro

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    You know when you don't have a partner to practice with. It's a hard life.
    After school, I pass a pair of courts going home. I can either serve there or walk another 15 blocks, 13 past my house, to hit against a wall. Help?
     
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  2. Voltron

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    I would serve, because the serve is quite possibly the most important part of your game. Also in my opinion a wall doesn't really help your game at all, mostly because it won't provide spin or more power.

    hope this helps,
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  3. Baghdatis72

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    Definitely serve as you don't need a partner to serve anyway and it's an area that needs a lot of practice and pays off eventually :mrgreen:
     
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  4. dcottrill

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    I agree...serve a few hoppers full of balls. You'll be surprised at how much better your serve will be.
     
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  5. Baghdatis72

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    After you master the movement and hit a few fast serves at the T you'll start realising that you did the right thing :D
     
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  6. pNoyr3D

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    Do both!! Haha.. That's what I did today, both.. Really helps, but yeah if 1 thing serve.. Most important shot.
     
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  7. Swissv2

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    for you, best to practice serving.
     
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  8. StealthGnome

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    Thank you.
     
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  9. WhiteSox05CA

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    Some walls don't offer good bounces. I know the wall by me is just bricks, and the ground is rubbery tar with sand. Which sucks. Also you can never tell where you are standing if it were a real court, the lines arent always painted. Work on whatever you need the most improvment with.
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  10. varuscelli

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    Yeah, he can practice with the hopper full of balls he carries home with him from school every day. :p

    But I still vote for serve practice, even if you've only got a few balls with you.
     
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  11. RiosTheGenius

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    I 'm going with the wall... there's so much more you can do.. practice goundies, volleys, overheads, etc.. and you're not taking a court that could be used by someone who does have a partner... however, if no onw is waiting for a court, spending some time hitting serves has never hurt anyone.
     
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  12. moxio

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    15 blocks? Forget that and serve!
     
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  13. tennis_nerd22

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    why not alternate... like 3 days of serving and then 1 day of wall hitting (only 1 every 4 cuz its far away) or something like that
     
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  14. ubel

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    If you have a weak, inconsistent serve, then serve moreso than you hit against the wall. If you have weak, inconsistent groundstrokes then hit the wall up moreso than the your serve. Keep the variety up though and don't just hit against one or the other. Personally, if the courts I play on have any people whatsoever playing on them, I'd hit against the wall. Can focus much better without people around and groundstrokes can always use the practice.
     
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  15. chess9

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    Run the 15 blocks to the wall. Hands down winner. Like Rios said, there is so much more that can be done, including service practice.
    Oh, and run back home. :)

    -Robert
     
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  16. BiGGieStuFF

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    QFT!!!!
     
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  17. StealthGnome

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    Thanks guys again!

    I found out that a few of my new friend plays tennis. I rally with them Wednesdays (We get out of school at 1PM instead of the usual 3:45) and I don't remember if I posted this before but I take lessons on Saturdays. We're about the same level so we both should be able to progress.
     
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  18. Tennis Man

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    I do both usually, at the same spot
     
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