[video] me serves

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  1. gunbuster

    gunbuster New User

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    Okay my turn I guess. Sorry the angle isn't terribly good and the obstruction doesn't help either. We were running low on tape so I was in a hurry to get in a few serves.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYI1A39ktP0

    (BTW, how do people get the higher camera angles? I was trying to attach my camera to the fence but there was no way I could get to stay there in a sturdy manner).
     
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  2. gunbuster

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    BTW, the serves:
    First 3 are first serves (1 into net, 2 were good)
    4th and 5th were 2nd serves, both in
    6th was same as 4th (copied the wrong clip)

    From ad side, 1 first serve and then 2 second serves. One of them shanked pretty badly in the video.
     
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  3. gunbuster

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    No comments/critique ?? As some background, I started picking up tennis again since I moved to San Diego after a 10-year hiatus. I tried a tourney last year self-rated as a 3.5. Lost first round 0-6, 6-3, 4-6. I've been working on improving my game since then. My serve is probably one of better parts of my game, despite being a shorty. I'll try to get some groundstroke videos...
     
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  4. TennisProdigy

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    Not a bad serve at all.
     
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  5. H. Ju

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    Nice serve. You have a pretty quick serve motion which reminds me someone in my club. One thing I see is that the follow-through motion is not complete. Your raquet doesn't come up to your left hip area when you finish your serve.
     
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  6. madmanfool

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    nice serve
    only thing that worries me a bit is the toss, because it comes from the side. Just answer this: Do you often trow too much to your left?

    lot's of forward momentum, but i think you can still add some more upward momentum into your serve. But that's just my 2cents
     
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  7. gunbuster

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    Yes, it sometimes does end up too far to my left and I either have to re-toss... or sometimes I'll chase after it, which sometimes results in the shanks. I usually don't get my 2nd serve toss out quite so far, but I tend to follow it in a lot when playing doubles. At least at the 3.5 level, the spin gives people problems and I get sitters for volleys. Problem is my volleys are pretty lousy.

     
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  8. smoothtennis

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    yep, nice serve - I noticed you may be dropping your head prematurely as you strike the ball--see the racket hit the ball. I could be wrong, it's a quick motion - just something I thought I noticed.
     
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  9. gunbuster

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    That could be the case too -- maybe nerves in front of a camera :). We were running out of tape and my friend was in the frame most of the time. I'll try to get a better video so that it's clearer. From the position the camera is at, you can't see very much detail.

     
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  10. Rafael_Nadal_6257

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    Good serves. Does your opponent ever say that you get good action/spin on your serves? Because just from the toss to the left, seems like you are going for a kick serve...
     
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  11. zapvor

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    better than my
     
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  12. gunbuster

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    I usually get pretty good motion on my twist/kick serve. If I could volley better, I'm sure it would pay better dividends. Problem is I try to follow it in, and I usually muff the volley into the net.

     
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  13. martin8768

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    try and stop and quick step(split step) before, reduce sending volleys into the net. you don't have to be super close to the net to take a S and V just watch out for angles and quick step at the net.
     
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