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Old 02-16-2013, 12:59 AM   #13
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continental is better to learn as a beginner imo. it allows you to throw at the ball and create a good balance of topspin and pace for a consistent serve into the middle of the box with net clearance, i.e. you remove double faults from your game.

i used to lose so many service games due to double faults when i was a novice as i was focused on having a flat serve (i refused to do dink serves). when i switched to a more topspin serve (easy to do with continental grip) i could suddenly play tennis and not lose 2 points a service game due to double faults. as my confidence grew due to the consistency of my serves i gradually added forearm pronation, hitting more through the ball and knee bend to give me more pace.
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