whats your kick serve height?

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Kick serve height?

  1. 4-5 feet

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  2. 5-6 feet

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  3. 6 feet +

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  1. itracbui3

    itracbui3 Rookie

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    how high does your kickserve actually kick?
     
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  2. 10nistennis

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    Mine mainly bounces around 5'6-5'8. Sometimes I get lucky and it gets up to about 5'10. Never got past 6 ft unless it was a huge shank.:)
     
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  3. Has anyone found a method of increasing the height of the bounce? What type of string, balls, technique, etc. Having only 14 mains on the POG helps for me (all other things the same), but how many racquets have 14 mains?
     
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  4. Ambivalent

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    Wilson stencil gives me huge kick!
     
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  5. 10nistennis

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    Faster racquet acceleration.
     
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  6. SlapShot

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    Where at? The apex? Or where it gets to the returner?

    Most of the guys I play try and take it on the rise, and at that point, it's 5' or more. It'll hit over 6' by the apex.
     
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  7. tennisdad65

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    Depends on the balls a lot. I have very lively light Dunlop hardcourt championship balls that kick up 1-2 feet higher than Wilson extra duty balls.
     
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  8. vbranis

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    Usually 5 to 6 feet for me.
     
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  9. federer_15

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    I'm just learning so still not very high.... I also think it helps when you are a taller person
     
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  10. Lsmkenpo

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    Yes, increase the height of the bounce, by increasing the height you hit it over the net and still get it to drop in.

    The angle it hits the court contributes more to the kick height than the actual spin.

    Technique wise- 2 things to look at once you have the basic motion down to increase spin, are knee bend and staying relaxed.
     
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  11. Orly?yarly!nowai!

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  12. itracbui3

    itracbui3 Rookie

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    thats a pretty damm high kick!
     
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  13. Noveson

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    I hit a kid in the face once. He was like 6'0" so less than that.
     
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  14. Claudius

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    I hit one while the wind was at my back...it kicked out of the court.
     
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  15. yoh4u

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    if i place my toss in front of me i get like about 5+
    if i make my toss behind me i could get about 6+ but the directional change is gorgeous :)
     
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  16. Kevo

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    I've hit quite a few higher than 8 feet at the apex before, can't say how high exactly, but somewhere between 8 and 10. My normal kick is probably about 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 feet now. I try to get a good mix of spin and speed so the returner can't wait it out way behind the baseline, or step in too close and get it off a slower high bounce inside the baseline.

    For me though the best ones are the ones that jump out wide. Almost always a free point when I hit it well. Not very consistent with those though.
     
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  17. ZPTennis

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    You know 10 feet is the top of a tennis court fence. ;)

    My good ones are around 7 feet. My first and third serve in the
    video signature below show it. The highest i've hit are right at about
    8 feet however I didn't hit any that high on the video.
     
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  18. Vermillion

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    3 ft at best
     
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