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Going for the T
Some flat frying pans
Read this and serve a bit slower:
You can use more leg drive w/o jumping really high. Just make sure that you are driving upward and forward. Notice how your left foot points way off to the left when you land. You are over rotating your landing. Try some shadow serves where you get your left foot to point in the intended direction of the serve (more or less) when you land. Right leg/foot should kick toward the fence behind you rather than swinging around. This all might help you to drive upward and forward more.If I jump into the court I am usually way behind the ball to transform power, if I jump upwards the ball goes to the fence , I lose my balance.
Serve at 3 sec...................................
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Ball toss. Inconsistent as all hell, you keep adjusting your body in response and hence it looks like you’re arming the serve rather often. Fix that and then you can start thinking about speeding up the rest of the motion.
One thing that helps: first serve while standing. Don’t jump or lean. Stand so that you’re stable on both feet, your trunk being straight. Toss the ball in front of you while maintaining a straight posture. Then rotate the hitting shoulder up and in to the court, following in with your right foot. Once you can serve like that, you can start trying to launch yourself into the court instead.
See Thiem’s warmups on serve, he’ll have a few where he really loosely follows the serve into the court with the right side of his body.
Right. That’s exactly what you should be doing for now.He is stable as hell but still hitting a powerful serve.
If strong enough, you should consider working on power (explosive or speed strength) more rather than conventional strength. Plyometric training is the way to accomplish this. Includes a lot of jumping & sprinting. The jumping can include squat jumps and rope skipping. Medicine ball work for more upper body work. Instead of conventional push-ups try a dozen or more (explosive) plyometric push-ups.Lift what? Weights?
I am a thin guy but strong enough, can bench about 80 easily, 20-25 proper pushups.
Oh yes ... the "crotches shot" ... lost in translationTbh, I dont think I can imitate Federer or any top level pro since we are not at the same fundamental level. They are big tigers and huge lions whereas we recreational players are cats. Excuse my language..
The 100mph was a joke to colour things up but my main target is to stabilise a strong effective serve to trust it in match playing conditions.
This Japanese guy looks to do it so simple that I cant get how easy it can be.
It sounds like you're saying you already have the arm speed for a 100mph serve (although it does not go in much). That is some progress.Main target is to get better at control , stability and placement. I can swing much faster for a flat serve but hardly catches a line every 5th time.
Your grip still looks forehandish. Go true conti. Forget flat as a term, just serve swinging up and accross the ball, more through for harder serve, more accross for bigger spin. You shouldn't feel restricted in terms of swing speed. Full, free flowing swing should be your only way to go.
Here is an example of your technique as done by BigservesofthandsThere is a technique where the body leans more to left and the arm tilts more to the right and some ISR is used for speed. That seems more of what you are doing. ? Needs high speed video to see how much ISR may occur before impact.
Take video in direct sunlight end of the court and show the entire body.
It's interesting that when OP uses this technique he seems to get a better shoulder to arm alignment. Maybe that's why he feels more comfortable using it (less stress??). From "Some flat frying pans" video:Here is an example of your technique as done by Bigservesofthands