The Slice Serve Technique

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  1. Rod_Laver_Legend

    Rod_Laver_Legend New User

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    Description

    The slice serve gives players more spin and control than the flat serve does but less power. The bounce is low and curves away from the opponent in the same direction as the spin. Players hit the serve with the face of the racquet making contact at the two o'clock position for right-handers and at ten o'clock for left-handers. The slice is produced by contacting the back side of the ball, in this case with the racquet face moving from inside to outside on a diagonal path when viewed from behind. When the ball hits the court, it will kick to the left for a right-hander and will stay lower than a topspin or flat serve does.

    Execution

    Players position themselves in the flat-sevice position and mirror the steps they take when serving a flat serve. When hitting a slice serve, players make contact by hitting the top right section of the ball. They place the toss out in front and slightly to the right of the body at two o'clock (ten o'clock for left-handers). After striking the ball at its highest poin, they complete the follow-through.

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    Don't know if this will help anyone. Bought a really useful tennis book yesturday, thought I would type out some of the teachings to help fellow tennis players.
     
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  2. decroo15

    decroo15 New User

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    Thanks man... I have been having trouble with my slice serve and hopefully this will help me.
     
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  3. Bee Baller

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    what tennis book and who is the author??
     
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  4. Rod_Laver_Legend

    Rod_Laver_Legend New User

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    It's 'The Tennis Drill Book' by Tina Hoskins, I bought it in a big bookstore in England but it must sell in America as it has the pricing on the back in dollars - $19.95
     
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  5. Freedom

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    Hmmm...you might be busting copyright laws by typing out sections from the book without giving immediate credit to the book/author. Just a thought...
     
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  6. papa

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    Well, you might be right. However, this happens all the time which is very unfortunate - it would really depend on whether this was a "word for word" quote from the author or merely a recap of what the author said - there is a difference. Also, there is a monetary consideration involved - at least in a legal sense.

    All this being said, I think it important to give credit to authors realizing that most information rarely is truely "original" - ideas that is. There is nothing wrong with giving credit and it should be done on a regular basis.
     
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