Originally Posted by Mike Y
Whether you want to be chivalrous or not, the spinny serve will likely be more effective against the ladies. Even if you have that 110 mph flat serve that everyone says they have, some women can block those back, often effectively, right at your 3.5 female mixed partner at the net, or at your feet making it difficult on you. And being the recreational players that we are, you are likely not getting that "110 mph" serve in 80-90% of the time. A better strategy is to spin or kick it in, which you can likely do 80-90% of the time, and it is not likely that a 3.5-4.0 woman will be able to return it effectively. Probably the most effective serve you can make to the woman in mixed Doubles is a kick or twist serve that goes into her body.
Dude ... you dont have to sell me. I can go spinny all day long.
I just know this particular woman very well and I refused to be bullied into hitting a shot that she can handle just because she thinks I wont go hard against a woman.