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Old 07-24-2013, 03:10 PM   #9
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Originally Posted by TomT View Post
Enjoyed the vids. Nice playing and serving, imo. I'm not qualified to critique serve, but wanted to say nice video quality. Thanks for posting.
Thanks man glad you enojyed the vid! Yeah I hate when I see low quality vids so I try to make sure the quality is always good haha
Originally Posted by GoudX View Post
A few tips:
  • You need to let your right shoulder drop lower, whilst keeping the left shoulder high. It will let you swing up at the ball, letting you generate pace and spin more easily. You need to get your rear shoulder nice and low to 'swing up the mountain'.
  • You need to let the racquet head drop a lot more at the start of the upswing. It's a kind of flinging motion, imagine you are tossing a ball or something. A good way of practising this motion is to swing a towel.
  • Coil up a bit more, but don't force it - more knee bend, arch the back a little more, go for a reverse C shape. Roddick generated a lot of power from the lower body and is good to copy.
  • A higher or later ball toss, as you don't have time to set up your swing properly with your current toss, as you are rushing to the contact point
Is the racquet head drop a concsious thing? Ive always assumed its an unconcsious thing that just happens when you leap into the serve.

Originally Posted by HughJars View Post
Definitely rushing the toss a lot I think, and not coiling enough. if your rushing your toss, you dont have enough time to coil. Maybe even toss it a bit higher and into the court and go after it. Your tall, so you all your height and get the contact point higher.

In saying that I like how simple it looks. Not too much going on, which means not too much to fix up! Seems like your sort of chanelling Roddick/Tomic now as opposed to Federer previously.
Yeah I seem to time it better with a quick service motion. I try to emulate roddick's when I serve.. although now I see its not as close as I thought itd be haha anyway to incorporate a higher toss without sacrificing the quick service motion?

Originally Posted by Pet View Post
You have true potential.

But change a litle that frog jump
Jump more into the court?

Originally Posted by newpball View Post
Here is a image sheet of one of your serves:

Nice serve.

Looks like you rotate your hips a little late and you start the elbow swing before the elbow is completely up.
Hey thanks for taking the time to make this, It's really helpful to see how it breaks down. How would I go about rotating my hips a bit earlier? and whats the elbow swing?
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