Thread: 2nd serve
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by TomT View Post
I'm only a 3.0, but a long time observer of tennis. Personally, I think topspin (ie., kick) second serve is better. But I'm physically not able to do that effectively at this time. Slice serve is, imo, easier, at least for me. and can be very effective at any level, imo. (think:McEnroe) Depends on the situation. Bottom line, learn and develop both. Here's a vid of a few of my second serves from recent 3.0 match play. As you might notice, my second serve motion and delivery is essentially the same as my first serve. I'm not skilled enough and don't know enough to recommend this, but at my level it's a weapon. Even against 3.5 players, who I generally still lose to.
That is some nasty 2nd serve for a 3.0!
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