Your Highest Kick Serve Ever?

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  1. prattle128

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    Not including putting topspin on the ball, and then lobbing it in to make it jump really high, but just using your normal serve mechanics. I think the highest that I've ever gotten was probably about 7 or so feet. I don't really have a good topspin serve at all, so I nearly pooped when I did it haha.
     
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  2. himynameisNIKE

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    well...i hit a ridiculous serve once and it bounced over the back fence...no joke. it didnt hit a rock or anything and the courts were in pretty good condition
     
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  3. raiden031

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    Maybe 8 or 9 feet. I've had a couple like this on har-tru courts or on hard court with a great deal of wind.
     
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  4. ZPTennis

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    My highest ever was a fluke. Really bad clay court at an open tournament. Hit a spot before the line and went about 2 feet over the back fence for the ace.

    The cool part was this happened when I was playing against the number 1 seed in the 3rd round. Unfortunately still lost to him though. :???:
     
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  5. itracbui3

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    mine was around 10 feet on the baseline! the other guy was trying to slam it but he missed LOL! never able to do it again
     
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  6. masterxfob

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    eleventy billion feet high.
     
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  7. robby c

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    I bounced one over the Ad player's head last Sat. Clean bounce. He had backed up because he was consistently late and driving his returns long. I enjoyed it silently. He's a friend, and my Fall Combo captain.
    Robby C
     
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  8. defrule

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    The best serve I ever had was fluked twisted serve, I was shocked to see it break the other direction.
     
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  9. aphex

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    about my opponent's height...about 6 ft
     
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  10. jasoncho92

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    How the hell do you guys EVER hit a kick serve thats 9 feet high. We're talking 60+ mph here right?

    Anyways, probably around 7 feet. Hit the line on clay and on top of it, it was a nice serve. I usually kick around 5 1/2 feet
     
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  11. mikeler

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    I played on some crappy clay courts once where the clay was all messed up in the outer corner of the ad box. I hit 3 kick serves in a row that got up about 10 feet high. After that, my opponent got the broom out and fixed the spot so I couldn't keep hitting that serve again :(
     
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  12. Phil

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    I hit one that, once it hit the ground, exploded upwards and hit my opponent in the shoulder/throat (got a piece of each) and then skipped over a 12-foot fence and onto the roof of a house next to the courts. Hitting the receiver REALLY made that ball take off. I wish I could hit 'em all like that.
     
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  13. deluxe

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    I always thought it would be fun to have a joke tennis ball that was extra bouncy so that you could kick it way over the opponent without them expecting it.
     
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  14. SlapShot

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    I've bounced kickers over heads before - probably 8-9 feet. It's a combination of good racquet head speed and a bit of luck. Definitely not a common occurance, though.
     
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  15. 35ft6

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    I once hit one that bounced so high it nailed Jesus in the face.

    Seriously, I've accidentally hit some "kick" serves. For the life of me can't hit one. Then again, can't really say I practice my serve much...
     
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  16. SourStraws

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    6 feet.....

    S.S.
     
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  17. raiden031

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    Pure luck. I can count on one hand the number of times it has happened to me. I can hit some 6-7 footers on har-tru, but on hard courts most of my kick serves are probably like 5 feet high. The highest I hit on a hard court was on a very windy day, and I just hit with so much spin with the wind and it just launched after the bounce and hit the fence almost near the top.
     
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  18. Nellie

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    Yeah - I have a handful of really high kicking serves, and I cannot figure why they bounced more than others, since I think I am using similar techinque.
     
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  19. mikeler

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    Most of my really high ones hit the lines because I play on clay. The wind can also really help pick up the ball. I also play with Prince regular duty balls which bounce higher than any other ball on the market. Still, sometimes you just get that perfect technique and the ball gets oblong before hitting the court and taking off.
     
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  20. Mansewerz

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    I hit one over my cousin's head (hit a crack I think). It was probably 6ft-6'2 in the air.
     
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  21. WildVolley

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    Probably about 9 feet up. I still think it must have hit something on the court. I've hit legitimate heavy kick serves before, though rarely, but they've never jumped off the court like that.
     
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  22. BullDogTennis

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    i've put several a couple feet over friends heads, hes probably around 6 foot tall. i'd say that would be done an average of 2-3 times over the course of 2-3 sets. so not really consistently, just a lucky shots.
     
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  23. strcmp

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    about 20-25 ft high..

    did a kick serve when I was serving in a game and it hit a crack in the court and bounced about 20-25 ft high.. The unreturnable kick serve.. :) too bad I didn't capture it in a video..
     
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  24. bluegrasser

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    My kick serve is like my vertical jump, low, very low.
     
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  25. NickH87

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    Whatever the first serve is in this video lol....

    http://vimeo.com/5701569

    2 years in, just started learning 2nd serves this may
     
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  26. Blade0324

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    For me I've had a few that have probably kicked up about 6.5 ft. or so but on average they probably get to about 5 ft. high.
     
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    about 2000 feet in the air.
     
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