MaxTennis Serve Practice Videos

pencilcheck

Professional
It keeps my arm loose and fluid since the racket never stops. I'm also trying to copy Kyrgios.
I noticed that serves relying on flexibility of arm tend to not work for me in long sets since my body just can't keep up with that stress. I think I am performing more consistently of serve that doesn't rely on that sort of element and shoulder rotation.
 
Maxtennis,
Just wondering if you have any recommendation on the best venues to play junior tennis tournaments in Los Angeles and San Diego. Looking for nice facilities, nice setting.
We are behind the Orange curtain but just in case we want to venture out...
 

MaxTennis

Semi-Pro
Maxtennis,
Just wondering if you have any recommendation on the best venues to play junior tennis tournaments in Los Angeles and San Diego. Looking for nice facilities, nice setting.
We are behind the Orange curtain but just in case we want to venture out...
Hey! In SD, Barnes Tennis Center is super nice and they hold the Girls Nats over there. I’m not super familiar with SD though but that’s the main one.

In LA, there’s a bunch all over. The nicest one was the Claremont Club, but I believe they have closed. iTennis hosts a lot of tournaments in Riverside, La Habra, and Whittier Narrows, so that would be good to look into. I also remember playing at Lakewood Tennis Center a lot.
 

MaxTennis

Semi-Pro
Maxtennis,
Just wondering if you have any recommendation on the best venues to play junior tennis tournaments in Los Angeles and San Diego. Looking for nice facilities, nice setting.
We are behind the Orange curtain but just in case we want to venture out...
Honestly if you’re in OC, pretty much most of the places have nice facilities like Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, etc. Hella rich people there
 
Thanks for the suggestions. Orange county is nice but LA has so much more to offer. I'll find any excuse to visit LA so I can drop in Rocket Doctor.
 
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sureshs

Bionic Poster
Funny, that doesn't work for me at all.

I've been looking at the Shapovalov serve lately, similar mechanics work for me.
I know. I was using the straight up tossing arm that you suggested, and it helped me calm down my tossing arm and decouple it from my not-so-ballistic throwing arm.

After that, I was ready to try Maxi's style, and it worked for me yesterday against a 3.5 lady on the lousy middle school courts you are familiar with.

It was a learning progression from two people on this forum, and all for free!

Tomorrow, you will experience my amazing Maxi-style serve.
 

Digital Atheist

Professional
I noticed that serves relying on flexibility of arm tend to not work for me in long sets since my body just can't keep up with that stress. I think I am performing more consistently of serve that doesn't rely on that sort of element and shoulder rotation.
So instead of a loose arm and utilising shoulder rotation, what is it you rely on? I mean, I always considered those reasonably important elements of any half decent serve.
 

pencilcheck

Professional
So instead of a loose arm and utilising shoulder rotation, what is it you rely on? I mean, I always considered those reasonably important elements of any half decent serve.
Pete Sampras's serve is one prime example of not relying on loose arm and shoulder. If you don't believe me, try it yourself.
 

pencilcheck

Professional
Are you saying Sampras' arm and shoulder were not loose?

If he didn't rely on them, what did he rely on?

It's hard to contemplate a serve that good without a loose arm and shoulder.
A lot of times people were taught when serving you need to loose arm, and hit up, then extend your arm to do high five. This sounds simple but at high level serve it is asking a lot due to how fast the body moves the arm and shoulder simply cannot keep up let along control.

The momentum to accelerate racquet in such a short time to that speed is enormous, the racquet with heavy swing weight (I have the RF97 v12, SW is probably around 334 but I have lead around it so it should be around 340 or 345 I think), it is really impossible to change position and control with loose arm and shoulder. I feel the racquet becomes like a hammer when I want to serve fast.

Once I discovered the benefits of Sampras's serve, it allows me to stop thinking about my arm and shoulder so throughout the swing my arm and shoulder relative position will not change. I can't do with a loose arm and shoulder, esp with older technique that I was taught or heard a lot online.

Of course I can't do exactly what Sampras did but more of an inspired serve technique.

I see my serve goes up maybe around 2-3 times faster with more spin than my other loose arm and shoulder technique, and because I don't rely on the arm and shoulder element, I feel I can hit more consistently over long period of time.
 
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A lot of times people were taught when serving you need to loose arm, and hit up, then extend your arm to do high five. This sounds simple but at high level serve it is asking a lot due to how fast the body moves the arm and shoulder simply cannot keep up let along control.

The momentum to accelerate racquet in such a short time to that speed is enormous, the racquet with heavy swing weight (I have the RF97 v12, SW is probably around 334 but I have lead around it so it should be around 340 or 345 I think), it is really impossible to change position and control with loose arm and shoulder. I feel the racquet becomes like a hammer when I want to serve fast.

Once I discovered the benefits of Sampras's serve, it allows me to stop thinking about my arm and shoulder so throughout the swing my arm and shoulder relative position will not change. I can't do with a loose arm and shoulder, esp with older technique that I was taught or heard a lot online.

Of course I can't do exactly what Sampras did but more of an inspired serve technique.

I see my serve goes up maybe around 2-3 times faster with more spin than my other loose arm and shoulder technique, and because I don't rely on the arm and shoulder element, I feel I can hit more consistently over long period of time.
You still haven't stated what Sampras relied on if not a loose arm and shoulder:
- trunk rotation?
- hip lead?
- raw strength?
- knee bend?
- tight arm and shoulder?
 
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