Let's say you're in an important match. You're serving at match point 40-30 and you serve a drop serve...is this fair game??
i've done it in a mixed dubs usta match (because the guy was having trouble with my serve, and visibly took an extra step back)
Ha. I bet the opponent was thinking "What a sissy" (drop serving on match point)What a sissy (not shaking hands).
Maybe, as he was packing his bag and sulking to his car.Ha. I bet the opponent was thinking "What a sissy" (drop serving on match point)
As well, I would presume you had not tried the "drop serve" previously in the match because if you had, the element of surprise--crucial to its success--would be lacking, so pulling it off would be high risk.It's probably ok if you're playing at a level that you have a "drop serve."
I tried it as a joke last night in my contract court (so social tennis between friends), but not on match point. I missed the serve badly. LOL.Yes. Why else have I been pushing the returner back all match with first serves? Plus, I actually am pretty good with an underhand slice serve.
I wouldn't call it a moral code, but it's awfully sneaky.just curious... why wouldn't you do it?
because some moral code?
or because you don't have confidence in the effectiveness of you underhand serve?