What NTRP level is you minimum if you pronate on the serve?

FatHead250

Semi-Pro
i pronate on the serve but i usualy lose to everybody i play even who dont. what is my ntrp level minimum. i serve 110 mph and pronate.
 
CORRECTION : I thought 2.0 was the lowest minimum, but your minimum could be 1.5 according to the info below. Since you can pronate and hit 110 MPH serves you may still be a 2.0 minimum. Enter a Catetgory 1 or 2 National tournament and win a round and you will get a national ranking and your NTRP rating will go up depending on how high your opponent's rating was--you'll probably be a 3.5 at least--the NTRP algorithm is a closely guarded secret locked up in Fort Knox. If you can hack it's secrets you will qualify to be a team captain.
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Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
i pronate on the serve but i usualy lose to everybody i play even who dont. what is my ntrp level minimum. i serve 110 mph and pronate.
What level players are you losing to? That would set your NTRP maximum.

To find what level is your minimum you'd need to know who you can beat not how fast you can serve. That being said, you are likely better than a 2.5 unless you are missing every one of those serves.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
I think a lot of people mix up how hard they can hit a ball with how hard they can serve. How hard you hit the ball when you are practicing serving with a radar gun on you is not how hard you actually serve. Everyone's velocity comes down when they have fewer and fewer chances. Even a pro hits his second serve 20 mph slower than his first serve. Most guys hit their first serve 20 mph slower than their "best recorded practice serve".
 
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FRV3

Guest
I think a lot of people mix up how hard they can hit a ball with how hard they can serve. How hard you hit the ball when you are practicing serving with a radar gun on you is not how hard you actually serve. Everyone's velocity comes down when they have fewer and fewer chances. Even a pro hits his second serve 20 mph slower than his first serve. Most guys hit their first serve 20 mph slower than their "best recorded practice serve".
Fine, I serve around 110 when practicing serves and am 3.0. Happy?
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
Serve speed is important, but serve placement and percentages are more important. A high level player will simple block your serve back. Focus more on placement rather than power.
 

jered

Rookie
If you're athletic and competitive in other sports with similar arm motions it's not that hard to have a fast serve or big groundstrokes as a beginner. It's also relatively easy to simply block back those hard hits especially when they lack precision or strategy. An average 3.0 can beat a "hard hitter" by pushing. Likely some 2.5s as well.
 
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