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Old 01-28-2013, 01:49 AM   #46
mxmx
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Originally Posted by NLBwell View Post
For a good video on body rotation on the serve:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLf_MJXzBVg

As far as using your legs serving, a big jump isn't necessary. Here is a vid of me serving - both my legs are pretty weak from injury.
http://youtu.be/3fgCvFjxVLM
If you can find a good video of Michael Stich's serve, it is pretty similar in the small knee bend. The back leg comes through with the hip rotation. An old-school style.
There's some McEnroe-ish serves just past 5:00. Maybe give that a try, at least for getting some practice getting some hip rotation. Lots of good video with his serve on youtube.
I generally like your serve. You seem like a tough player. You probably beat many younger kids?

As for jump on the serve. When you're tall, jump is less needed.
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