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Old 12-24-2007, 06:37 AM   #1
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Default Palm position in serve takeback.

Very interested in the advantages and disadvantages and results of different palm positions on service takeback.

Firstly the palm curled in as taught by our own Dave Smith/Tennismastery. And shown by Tommy Haas in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRczSAvD73E

As opposed to the palm down as taught by Rick Macci and shown by Andy Roddick in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muKDqiVer0k

Experimenting on my own I find the palm curled in best for day in day out bread and butter hard slice/hybrid serves and for nastier topspin/kickers. And the palm down best for A1 flat ball pure MPH serves.

Really hoping to hear from guys like Tennismastery and Tricky. Have not seen this discussed very much, and I think it is pretty important.

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