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Bergboy123 05-10-2013 08:28 PM

How many aces do you usually hit?
Just kinda curious, how often do you guys hit aces in a typical match? Never? 5+? I'd love to hear. Also include your approximate rating, I feel like that would provide context.

I'll start! I'm somewhere between 4.0 and 4.5 and I'm happy to get 1 or 2 per match, but most of the time it's 0 :confused:

Roger Wawrinka 05-10-2013 08:50 PM

I'm a junior so I don't know what my rating is. The highest level tournament I've played yet was the easter bowl 2012, but I serve about 5+ per match on a good day. ( sorry I really did not want to sound like I'm bragging).

USArmyTennis 05-10-2013 09:34 PM

I'm a 4.5 and it really depends on my opponent. Some guys move really well and react to serves and I might get 0-2. Others I can get 4-5 a match. Probably average about 3 overall though. I like to hit a heavy twist serve shallow in the box on the deuce side and watch it move so far off the court they can't touch it. Harder serve to get in, but easily the easiest ace I get.

The Isomotion31 05-10-2013 09:39 PM

3.0 I get 4-5 a match on a good day.

I'm usually good for 1-2.

On the good days when it is on, I won't hesitate to go 2 first serves and catch people off guard especially when the start cheating inside the baseline for the second serve.

Kahlz 05-10-2013 10:26 PM

I play at 4.5 and can usually get around 5 aces. It really depends on who my opponent is. I have one friend I hit with who is great at returning, and I rarely get any aces on him. On the other hand, I have played people who don't like left handers, and I rack up an ace a game.

The Meat 05-11-2013 04:34 AM


I play against 4.5-5.0 players who know how to return well. I can get maybe 3 or 4 aces, usually from the deuce outwide with a good slice or down the T on the Ad side. Do forced errors count? I can make my opponent hit at least 10 in a match. Got to love the body serve. :)

HughJars 05-11-2013 05:27 AM

About 4-5 a set. Get a lot of forced errors off serve too. But it weighs up with double faults. Probably average two double faults for every three service games. I refuse to go soft on second serves anymore as I keep working on developing a strong second serve. I figure that a serving percentage of 70% (which I where I want to be) equates to a double fault percentage of 9%, which is going to be far outweighed by easy points. Currently my serve % is about 55%. 4.0 player.

Relinquis 05-11-2013 06:02 AM

1-2 aces per match. some matches i only get one ace. i hit every serve with some type of spin though, i probably only hit 2-3 flat serves per match.

i do get quite a few free points from my serve. a lot of nonreturnables because of the variety and spins i suppose. often times even though they make contact their ball sails long or gets dumped into the net.

dr325i 05-11-2013 06:02 AM

OP, the requirement should also have been a sample video as it seems that 90% of posters are (overrating themselves to) at least 4.5.
A very small part of tennis population is actually 4.5 and above

HughJars 05-11-2013 06:04 AM


Originally Posted by dr325i (Post 7403484)
OP, the requirement should also have been a sample video as it seems that 90% of posters are (overrating themselves to) at least 4.5.
A very small part of tennis population is actually 4.5 and above

Whats your rating?

spinorama 05-11-2013 06:16 AM

7.0 here....self rated. 10+ per match

mightyrick 05-11-2013 06:42 AM

I get maybe one or two, but no more. I don't really go for aces. My aces are usually the result of very good placement against the opponents stance.

arche3 05-11-2013 07:28 AM

5.0 self rated. 4.5 ttw rated. 4.0 sandbag rated for my country club inter club team.
Undefeated at singles in past 2 years. 3 legit aces per match.

pvaudio 05-11-2013 07:41 AM


Originally Posted by arche3 (Post 7403740)
5.0 self rated. 4.5 ttw rated. 4.0 sandbag rated for my country club inter club team.
Undefeated at singles in past 2 years. 3 legit aces per match.

:lol: If only this was uncommon.

Doubles 05-11-2013 07:43 AM

I'm somewhere between a 4.0 and a 4.5. I average maybe 4-8 per match depending on how well I'm serving.

Wilson6-1 05-11-2013 08:08 AM

USTA 4.0 rating.

Around 4 or 5 a match playing doubles. More if playing singles.

I will say that as I play higher competition, I try for less aces and more variety. Mixing up serves produces more errors than speed or placement, IMO. I can't tell you how many times I have crushed a serve off the line just to see the returner lunge and frame the ball over the net for a winner.

dizzlmcwizzl 05-11-2013 11:40 AM

I was just bumped to 4.5. My best shot is the serve so I rely on it a lot. My groundies and foot speed are not strengths.

In singles I only get 2-3 a match because the opponent does not have to gamble and he can merely block the ball back. When your opponent knows that he just has to get the ball back in the court it is really hard to ace someone ... in that situation I have to hit it almost perfectly. If I were better off the ground I would probalbly get more because the returner would have to play more aggressively to get back to even on my service points.

In doubles I usually get between 5-10 per match (more in mixed). The combination of my serve and my net man places a lot of pressure on the returner. I usually get most of my aces by returners cheating to one side or the other and my ability to hit the corner they were not expecting.

Video as Apparently Required Now

goran_ace 05-11-2013 12:21 PM

Number of aces, maybe 3 to 5 in a match, but if we include service winners the count goes up a lot because I rely heavily on my serve to set up the point or get me free points. Number of unreturnable serves in a match really depends more on the quality of the opponent's return game.

kazamzaa 05-11-2013 12:33 PM

One ace per two service games approximately.
Spinny wide in the deuce box is the easiest. Then a flat wide in the ad box. Third is flat at the T in the deuce box. Then the most difficult ace is spinny at the T in the ad box.
My Height is 6' 4" (194cm) so I get an advantage from that also. People hate my serves.

dr325i 05-11-2013 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by HughJars (Post 7403490)
Whats your rating?

Not officially rated but play competitively against the guys that play 4.5 and 5.0 leagues in Dallas.
I (conservatively) rate myself a strong 4.0, although, out of five 4.5 guys mentioned above, I consistently beat 4 of them.
We also have a "league" going at the company I work for (big in Dallas) and out of 8-10 players, usually 5 or 6 of them are former D1/D2 college players or current 4.5 league players...

So, not sure what my true rating would be...

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