Originally Posted by Wilander Fan
I think serves were actually bigger back then. The indoor courts looked like they were made of hard slick rubber and the hard courts were basically paint. 50% first serve % was considered OK since you won every one of those points. Now you see 70% and even 80% as the balls are spinning in.
Serves bigger? Don't quite think so. IMHO - guys can hit it about as hard, if not harder but with a bit more spin.
Serves more adventitious to the server? Most definitely! Smaller headed sticks, no poly, and faster surfaces would have made it a bit easier to hold IMHO.