OP's last post was on Oct. 29th - Day 16 - Loading on the right foot. This is an earlier post that someone else resurrected. Looks like OP has petered out on his updates.You appear to be regressing here. What happened to the progress you were making earlier? It's gone. I am wondering if we are not being punked here. Is it an act?
Forget the jump for now. Best to fix the other problems identified previously. And get rid of that pre-toss down and up motion with the knees prior to the trophy phase... before it becomes an ingrained habit. You will end up with a troublesome double-dip motion later if it does become ingrained.
Two possible solutions for this issue. One is to forget about bending your knees at all until you fix your other identified issues. The other approach is to time the knee action properly. For now just go with a moderate knee bend. It should be a contrary motion. That is, as the arms & racket go up toward the trophy position, the rest of the body moves down (by bending the knees). The legs (knees) should not extend until the racket drop starts -- After the trophy phase. This is another contrary motion that is desired & should be developed
You really need to fix the other issues in your serve. You need a better toss. You need to stop chasing your toss to the right. You are over-rotating too much -- especially your lower body. Fix all of these problems and other identified problems before considering adding a jump to your serve
Thanks. I had stopped keeping up regularly by Day 12. Figured that he for than enough input and attends to work on at that point.
Actually, Florian Meier was promoting the "no legs" serve concept even more than Clay some 4-5 years ago. At least Florian's popup video ads were more ubiquitous than the video from Clay B.Proof that any knucklehead can make tennis videos. Ask Clay how much topspin he produced from those knee and no jump serves.
Yeah, I saw Florian’s video years ago and the ad for it that keeps popping up with his annoying voice haunts me frequently when trying to watch other YouTube content. “I can get 90% of my regular serve speed from my knees.” I don’t think too many players would like to give up 10% of their serve power. No one claims that you can leave your racket on the bench and go to the service line, toss the ball, and as long as you jump you’ll have 100 mile an hour serves. But to say that it’s not important to use your legs to get off the ground to increase racket head speed for power and spin but instead says it’s for height doesn’t get it.@Happi
Actually, Florian Meier was promoting the "no legs" serve concept even more than Clay some 4-5 years ago. At least Florian's popup video ads were more ubiquitous than the video from Clay B.
Ignore the title of Clay's video. His primary point is that RHS or power on the serve can be generated with minimal or modest knee flexion and little or no jump. He does acknowledge the value of being able to become airborne (jumping) on the serve. However, his target audience here is older players or servers with limited (or painful) knee function.
Clay B actually knows a considerable amount about body & stroke mechanics for both tennis & golf. He does, however, say one thing in this video that I do not completely agree with. He indicates that knee flexion and jumping is harder on the body than a minimal knee flexion, no-jump serve. The reality is that a no-jump serve might be less stressful to the knees & feet but is probably more stressful to the shoulder if the server is achieving a fair amt of power or a high RHS (with minimal leg drive)