Originally Posted by hollywood9826
Now just thinking baout it I think I know whats wrong with my second serve now. I think im letting the toss fall down to far and and Im not attacking it at its highest point. So hitting it more like a loopy forhand and not getting the pace I used to get out of it. And its not bouncing as high or as sideways as it used to.
I don't have a great kick serve - average at best. Every now and then, I hit a decent one...
But the best ones do let it drop a little more before striking it. It does loop more when you do that with all the racquet head speed brushing upward - the massive topspin will bring it down into the court and "kick" up when it bounces. Just lots of practice will get it to kick more with better pace, too.
Downs and I have had a few colleagues that have pretty nasty kick serves. Auzzie, as I recall, has a pretty good one when he goes for it.