Originally Posted by LeeD
I think it's extremely important to simulate the service motion of a top player who uses a simple, basic motion. Then, after a year or so, you can allow that simple motion to evolve to where your own style starts to apply.
Initially I also thought like that. But in hindsight I have to admit it was harder than I thought. It looks very simple for pros but it's quite complicated for recreational, weekend warriors. Im talking about reliable 90+ mph first serve and high percentage kick second serve.
For me, there would be no evolvement if I didn't look for change and actually experimented. This explains why many folks have crappy serves after years of playing.
I don't think I ever care about styles. All I have been looking for is points of leverage. Basically, what allows me to hit harder. Placement and spin is relatively easy to come by.