Originally Posted by toly
IMO you are right.
When pros hit flat serve they often use intense wrist extension and then wrist flexion. The wrist extension brings the racquet in semi open position, so they cannot ‘swing up on edge’, see figure below and post http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...23#post5276723
Again, I'm confused.
The "on edge" portion of the swing is fairly small for most serves. All the stills shown are from just before contact, if the racket were on edge at this point it wouldn't be able to hit the ball.
Are people really arguing that the racket face stays on edge until just before contact?
This whole discussion has me confused. It seems that the whole issue is that luvforty seized on the "on edge" part of somebody's description of how to serve and it messed up his form.
Why not just drop the description and watch the motions that good servers make?