Originally Posted by dozu
speaking of the underhand serve that arche3 mentioned..
the Philadelphia Cricket Club hosts annually a top junior event on their grass courts... (Graf won it when she was a junior)..
I have seen quite a few juniors using underhands from the ad court... they'd cut under and across the ball from right to left, so the ball has both underspin to skid, as well as side spin to bounce away from righties backhand... quite effective on grass, because the bounce is so low, the receiver only has the option to chip it back and go to the net... then it becomes a battle between a passing shot and a volley.
I learned that serve too! I think it's called a cut serve or a chop serve. Either of them work. It's a pretty nifty shot to own! It only takes a weekend to learn too!