1. T

    Low toss

    Anyone who experienced having a low toss on their serve, what did you do to fix the issue. I need about 6-12 inches in that range to hit my serve more consistently (timing, windup, etc). In doing so I can actually use my serve as a weapon (look at my older posts, i can serve 105-110 consistently...
  2. PURETENNISsense

    PINPOINT or PLATFORM stance for Serve?

    I have used both growing up and changed between the two positions a few times in juniors. As I've gotten older and played college/futures/MOpen and League tennis I stuck with the Pinpoint as it was able to make me feel more fluid with my serve motion/weight transfer. I've seen some tennis...
  3. Pitti

    I can’t decide between pinpoint and platform serve!

    Hi. I have a little problem deciding on my serve style. I can’t decide between pinpoint and platform stances. I can serve both ways and don’t feel completely comfortable either way. It’s reached the point where I’m unconsciously using both of them during a match. There‘s a reason behind: when I...
  4. FREDerer_NadAUGUSTO

    Trouble on Flat Serve (Ball sails to the right)

    Hello, buddies! How are you doing? Well, the post tilte is self explanatory. I use the continental grip and, during (or after, i don't know...) pronation, the ball sails to the right after contact even when I aim my serve to the left or down the T. I only have this problem with flat serves, not...
  5. T

    Saw a recent post of how fast a guy's serve was, and to my own interest, I want to know how fast my serve is from this video...

    based solely on this video, my friends say anywhere from 90 to 105.unless you're the local 6 year old who passed by me and said 150... I'm hoping it gets across the 100 mark, for this video at least...
  6. D

    Golfer's elbow from pronation on serves

    Has anyone here dealt with golfer's elbow pain from serving? A couple years ago, I tried to rebuild my serve from scratch because I didn't pronate much and had very little power. My serve got a lot better, but I started getting golfers elbow. I then stopped playing regularly for a couple years...
  7. E

    Critique my serve - work in progress

    Here is a video of my serve, a pretty general representation: Serve 7/2020 Please feel free to critique and give productive tips.
  8. T

    Fixing my serve

    Hey guys! My last post was about inconsistency in my groundstrokes, which I've now fixed thanks to your help! I'm 15, been playing for a year. Yes, I use the continental grip on my flat serve, but no matter what I do, it seems my serve doesn't have pace and I keep applying accidental spin. I...
  9. pico

    Serving on edge?

    I recently started serving this way and it is working so well for me in terms of consistency. I basically focus on keeping my racquet on edge almost all the way to contact at which point the racquet probably opens slightly. I do this on first serves only. The resulting ball has decent pace and...
  10. JD-

    Need some advice on my serve, USTA 5.5+

    Hey Guys, I'm looking to simplify my motion and get more pop off my serve, it has a lot of height coming off the bounce but I'd like to increase the pace and simplify the motion for easier targeting. My coach has said it takes to long for me to get into trophy position hence why I toss so high...
  11. zabarboon

    Critique My Serve: New Vid

    I'd like to thank everyone who commented on my last vid. I spent 10 minutes or so trying implement all of your guys' suggestions before I took this vid and I figured it might take a good bit repetition to adjust my muscle memory, so I'll put some more time into it later. Anyways, to everyone who...
  12. zabarboon

    Thoughts on Sam Groth's Serve

    Sam Groth's form has always interested me because of its uniqueness and because it produced the fastest serve in tennis history. Things I've picked up on: He hits ball at the apex of the toss His tossing arm is bent His feet point away from the baseline when he uncoils and goes into his serve...
  13. zabarboon

    Critique My Serve

    Ignore the foot fault. I've been working on coiling and generating more power from my lower half.
  14. zabarboon

    Critique My Serve

  15. pico

    Head Zepp Sensor serve accuracy?

    Has anyone researched into how accurate the serve speeds are with the latest Head Zepp sensor? Also, what is the Heaviness parameter about?
  16. B

    Follow up: Rebuilding my serve -- focus on trophy position and racquet drop

    Hi all, this is a follow-up post from earlier where I got some great pointers from the forum! Earlier service motion and thread found here: I went out and focused on going straight to my...
  17. C

    Please comment on my serves [vid, 4 mins]

    My thoughts: Before toss, I purposefully put the left foot widely behind, but the look is so foolish. Toss height OK? Before trophy position, The right foot steps in too much, crossing the left foot. Jeff Salzenstein of Tennis Evolution often reminds viewers not to do so or the serve will be...
  18. pico

    Factors that affect serve speed

    Putting aside technique, what factors affect first serve speeds specifically: 1) old balls vs new balls 2) poly vs hybrid 3) tension 4) other?
  19. Znak

    Two Handed Serve

    Lord have mercy
  20. B

    Serve Inconsistency / Serve Feedback

    I posted an earlier thread around my struggle with serving consistently. When my serve is in, it's definitely a strength at the level I'm playing at (3.5). However, I don't have a serve that I can absolutely rely on unless I do something ridiculous like lob serve or drop shot serve. I was able...
  21. F

    How racquet frame affects serve speed and spin

    Hi, I recently tested and compared the Tecnifibre TFight vs. Yonex Vcore both at 305g and 98 inches head size. Both racquets were tuned with the same amount of lead tape at 3 and 9. Both racquets had the same strings and tension and OG. I tested them the same day on the same indoor hard court...
  22. C

    The Most Important Publication on the Tennis Serve

    In every field of study, certain publications have significantly changed understanding. This is the most important publication for the tennis serve. Long-axis rotation: The missing link in proximal-to-distal segmental sequencing (2000) Robert N. Marshall, Bruce C. Elliott...
  23. E

    Tennis matches and tennis serves videos data-sets

    Where can I find tennis matches or serves videos datasets?
  24. E

    Tennis matches and tennis serves videos data-sets

    Where can I find Tennis matches or Tennis serves videos datasets?
  25. E

    Tennis matches and tennis serves videos data-sets

    Where can I find Tennis matches or tennis serves videos datasets?
  26. Kobble

    Pitching on a tennis court. Compare with Dementieva.

    Here is Brody Stevens throwing some pitches out on a court. What the heck, its different. Dementieva throws at 0:41.
  27. Wander

    Winning 100% of first serve points in a match

    How often does this type of thing happen? I am sure it must happen, but probably exceedingly rare in finals? Can anyone list some examples besides Federer vs. Isner at Miami Final in 2019? Also, what examples are there of a higher percentage of points won on serve than 32/35 = ~91.4% in a match?
  28. C

    [Serve] Drop vs push down toss arm

    Which do you do? 1. Dropping the toss arm as if solely by gravity. 2. Actively pushing it down by your force. 3. = 2. plus actively pushing down the toss shoulder as well so as to raise the racquet shoulder
  29. Znak

    Novak Practice

    Someone posted a while back about why pros need coaches and what they actually work on (but I couldnt seem to find it) — it was interesting to see this video posted by the hitting partner as they go over movement on ROS to prep for Kevin Anderson. (Wasn't sure if I should have posted this here...
  30. C

    Ball passing outside the net posts

    We all know that yellow is a valid return, by rule 25c. The path can of course be curvy (blue). But a service must pass over the net, by rule 17. Purple is a service fault. I am not saying this difference is a bug. The related rules are free of contradictions. They have the right to choose...