Pro serve

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by eLterrible, May 1, 2005.

  1. eLterrible

    eLterrible Rookie

    Apr 26, 2005
    Whenever your ead instructiosn on how to serve, people use sampras' serve as an example for form...but i was wondering why other pros like Safin take like an extra step. both sampras and safin are big servers, so does that extra step really matter? because im still working on my serve mechanics and that little step helps a lot.
  2. Prince_of_Tennis

    Prince_of_Tennis Semi-Pro

    Feb 27, 2005
    Bay Area
    It's all about timing. I used to slide my foot then switched to a planting (knees were hurting fromt sliding). If you are comfortable with sliding your foot then slide your foot since it helps a lot.
  3. splink779

    splink779 Guest

    That extra little step with your left foot (for righties) can help add momentum to your service, but its all preference. Roddick and Sampras keep their feet planted, whereas Safin and J. Johansson (I think J.J. does it) slide their feet.

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