Originally Posted by OrangePower
I would never hold back on my serve out of fear of hurting anyone... my most 'fearsome' serves barely break 100mph... that's not going to hurt anyone.
But I am curious to see how others respond - you know, that large group of TT posters who have 110-120+ mph serves...
I am willing to hit my hardest serves, just not body serves. That being said, against women, spin serves are so much more effective that I don't think I have had to hit a flat serve all season.
I did manage to give a 4.5 guy a bloody nose last weekend at sectionals and I feel guilty enough about that. Had it been his partner I wouldn't show my face in the tennis community for a while.