Topspin or Twist?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by andymac1, May 22, 2007.

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Topspin or Twist

  1. Topspin

    29.2%
  2. Twist

    33.3%
  3. Both

    37.5%
  1. andymac1

    andymac1 Rookie

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    I use the Twist for my 2nd serve since it seems just as easy to hit topspin, but I can mess with my opponent more.
     
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  2. Brian_C

    Brian_C New User

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    I can hit a twist i try and try but i cant seem to get it
     
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  3. tenniskid3119

    tenniskid3119 Semi-Pro

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    a twist? i know what a topspin serve is. what is a twist?
     
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  4. drhopz

    drhopz Semi-Pro

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    he means a kick serve.
     
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  5. tenniskid3119

    tenniskid3119 Semi-Pro

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    isnt a kick serve a topspin serve? or no because a kick serve, kicks to the right when it lands?
     
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  6. [K]aotic

    [K]aotic Semi-Pro

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    a kick serve technically IS a topspin serve, but the kick has a lil twist on it.
     
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  7. drhopz

    drhopz Semi-Pro

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    a kick serve is what it sounds like. It kicks to the opposite direction as it lands. A topspin serve adds extra spin as it hits the ground, but towards the same direction.
     
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  8. Bodacious DVT

    Bodacious DVT Semi-Pro

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    i classify a twist as being a very strong kick. one that comes in more like a strong slice and bites hard and high. its really a matter of personal opinion though, since they're technically the same thing.
     
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  9. zapvor

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    i thought you meant kick and american twist. both of which rapes me bad. so i voted fro both.
     
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  10. Solat

    Solat Professional

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    yeah this is an arguable topic, i don't think you can do a good topspin serve without getting some kick, its so hard to get the racquet going straight up the ball 6 to 12.
     
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  11. Vision84

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    My kick serve automatically has a little bit let to right bounce though not very much. I voted for both because in a match it is useful to have both as it keeps your opponent guessing more.
     
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