when u put a slice on the ball on serve.......

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by tnkGod4tns, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. tnkGod4tns

    tnkGod4tns Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    what direction does it go to after the bounce, if u r on the deuce side serving, does it suppose to go wide or down the middle?
  2. whodat

    whodat Rookie

    Apr 12, 2004
    Since I am a rightie, my slice will go wide on the deuce side and take my opponent off the court. Occasionally I will jam him with a slice down the T that curves into his body and cuff the backhand--that is if it is working that day :wink:
  3. Robert Jones

    Robert Jones Rookie

    Feb 19, 2004
    Thats what I use for a first serve. If it goes in it will go way wide.

    Its a great serve to learn. I play indoor leagues where we have large nets separating the courts. I try to hit a very short slice. The ball ends up only hitting about 1/3 into the box (not deep at all) But its going sideways so it hits the side net before the opponent gets to it.

    Also the opponent is usually sitting back waiting for a big first serve, if you hit a short slider there is no way he will get it without being 20 feet out of the court. If they start sitting up close to box then you put a heater in deep to keep them honest.

    The does not work so well on the Add side though. Need it deeper but if you hit near the T its funny watching them run and run to try to catch the slider.

    People are expecting the standard kick or twist where the ball bounces up higher and does not move as much sideways. They underestimate where its going to end up. It will hit and take off more sideways forcing them to run after it.

    You should have to aim over a half court over from your target. If I
    am on the duece its almost as if I am aiming to the center of the add court. When I hit it ends up wide side of duece.

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