Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by JoshyS, Jul 12, 2008.
I'm sorry, but the fastest serve EVER in 1995 was 137 mph
I think I can serve a couple of mph faster than that. Don't really need to, though.
LOL, I'm happy i'm not the first to say that a lot of these mphs seem way off. I always wonder when someone claims to be a top player in their sectional or to serve so fast, especially when they are brand new members haha.
As for me, i've never been clocked. I'm guessing 50s, that's being generous to meself.
Fastest was last week at tennis camp where they had radar gun I hit one serve that was 104 MPH with my PST and the only kid who hit one harder than me was 6 3 and he hit one that was 111 MPH. My average flat serves were around 95 mph. For the record my heavy slice serves which I hit much more than flat around 85 MPH and kick serves around 70 MPH (of 5 kick serves I hit all of em went in... wish I could say the same for my flat.)
there are thousands or players out there like us that can serve the ball absolutely flat out.. but we all know speed is nothing without control and placement and unfortunately.. i'm guessing none of us has the latter..
I kind of like that this has sparked off some controversy. Here's my take on things.
Whilst i have my doubts about some of the figures stated in this topic, it doesnt take much talent for a fairly experienced adult player to rain down some big serves, the question is, however, how consistantly and accurately one can maintain this.
Personally, being a 6'1" 18 yr old male with around 8 yrs of playing experience i found that when serving flat and straight down the middle, most of my serves fell in the 105-115mph range, with 120mph being the fastest. Now, in the grand scheme of things this is largely inconsequential as the flat serve down the middle is definately not my prefered choice of serve. Being a lefty i predominantly hit a slice serve which is both more consistant and effective. Its just nice to be able to switch up your seve to keep your opponent on their toes.
Now ive had my say, let the (constructive) discussion continue.
110 mph. and i'm 15 years old!!!! and i was using my head liquidmeatal radical with gosen poly ice 17 gauge strung at 60 lbs
When I first started playing tennis and didn't really know what I was doing I was measured at 93 mph at an exhibition and would have won the fastest serve (that went in) contest. Unfortunately the racquet flew out of my hands and went straight into the ground and cracked. I was automatically disqualified. I think the first place prize was a new racquet. LOL
That's the only time I've actually had my serve measured. I sure hope I serve faster than that now.
Exactly, I can absolutely murder a a hard flat serve because I am 6'4 190 lbs and am in pretty decent shape. But what good is it to be able to hit them that quick when you only get 1 in 7 in? When I play I usually hit topspin simply to put it in play.
pretty easy to hit over 100 mph serve. its getting 60-70% in thats the hard part. so fastest serve is not a real indication of a normal 1st serve.
85mph with a Head FP4.
I have no idea, but I'd say it hits the 100 mark
My fastest serve is 94mph with a stock RDS 003. I`m going to get the radar out tomorrow night to try and crack the 100mph barrier. I doubt i`ll do it though.
My fastest serve was 111mph with Prince O3 White (now I'm about to swith to Prince O3 Speedport Pro White
Today I got clocked and hit a 81 mph w/ Diablo mid. Pretty darn good imo for a 15 year old. I think that we have some bluffers saying that they've served 100 mph + because theres so many.
I dont have a speed gun/radar whatever ... but I have the fastest serve for a 15 year old! I think :roll: or atleast in the courts where I play
Couple years back I had a second serve (kicker) clocked at 86 mph. Only shot of mine i've ever had clocked, so can't really say what my top first serve is.
125 mph ps85
75mph with a MICRO gel Instinct btw im 15
it was an ace down the T
I've only hit with radar once. The top was 117 with a LM Radical. I averaged right around 105 when hitting flat, but I rarely flatten out in matches. Kick serves are much more effective at forcing bad returns.
Is that where your username came from?
Amazing how many people have access to radar guns....
Never had my serve clocked so have no idea. Have been hitting them harder of late - but still far slower than Drak's for example.
but that would make me a 2.0 with a 60 mph serve. a fate worse than death.
You guys would be surprised how fast you have to serve to get to the 80-100 range. The 70s are pretty fast, which is where my main 1st serving range is. 80-100+ is ripping serves like Roddick. I recommend you guys try it if you can get your hands on 1. Im pretty lucky to myself.
relatively speaking. he serves in the 130s and higher consistently
Ya I know that, but 80-100 mph + are serves that arent just fast, but blow past you. I mean if your pretty much a intermidiate to advanced level recreational player like me. If your a bigshot pro, then those serves are just decent.
80-100 isn't that fast. 80-100 with heavy action is a different story, but a flat 100 mph serve isn't anything world class.
hey not to be a jerk or anything but 125 mph with a prostaff 85 is like roger status, hey maby a futures player with a babolat could hit 130 max.
but I got mine clocked at Weil Tennis Acadamy, 105 mph. Babolat pure drive plus.
Hardly amazing. There's 5,500 active members, with roughly 85 replies to this thread. That's just about 1% of the members.
102 mph with my sig stick.
80mph for me
Yeah, the irritating thing is that I don't usually play against people who serve much harder than maybe 75, meaning my return game is quite under-developed.
129 w/ TFlash 290, but my average serve is 115
looking at some posts here i have a feeling that speed counter accidentally counted speed of some airplane that was above the court at that time
More like a drag racing strip right behind the courts!!!!
These are ridiculous. I haven't seen this many fast serves at the US Open, Wimbledon, or any ATP tournament for that matter! I never saw Sampras blast above 130 or 140 or 150.
The 3rd or 4th post had it right w/ the subtract 20-30 rule but it is probably more. This reminds me of when I worked at a custom golf club shop and built drivers for people. I'd ask, "How far do you hit your 8 iron?" and "How far do you hit your driver?" The responses were like clock-work. I hit my 8 iron 165 and my driver 275. My response, "There's nothing I can do for you then. You obviously have the right club." These guys were 20 handicap golfers at best and probably hit 8 irons 125 and drivers 200-225.
Look, I've played tennis w/ many, many great players and golf with many, many great players and I am certain that most people think WAY TOO highly of their abilities. This thread just proves it. Great entertainment though.
For the record, I've never had my serve speed measured. I hit hardest w/ a flat serve from a Wilson Hammer Profile 2.7 when they first came out but I had no control. I just stick to my POG.
I do remember Agassi crying when he first joined the ATP because his serve was coming in under 90 consistantly and he couldn't stand it being posted that he had a weak serve back then. I think his first topped out around 88 and his second was in the neighborhood of 65. That's probably where most of these posters will find their serves too.
after seeing the speed measurements clocked by the pro on the next court, i think my fastest controllable serve is in the mid 80s. however if out balls are counted then easily in the upper 80s.
With the exception of 3-4 guys, everyone who has posted on this thread is full of it. I could almost guarantee the average speed of the posters in this thread is in the 70-80 mph range. (and that is the fastest serve). They probably average in matches 50-60 mph.
Do you actually know how fast a 80-100 mph serve is? If ya do, okay. Im just stating my opinion, Im not a pro, nor in my prime. & I bet that others my age cant handle them either.
Between 120 and 125 clocked during college with an i.prestige mp
Can serve a bit harder now (more strength training, experience), but no radar. Racquet in my sig.
I'm not sure what you mean by recreational, but I play at an amateur level and 100mph flat serves would be something to attack. They wouldn't be remotely close to 'decent' in D3 college tennis, let alone the pros.
Pulled a 112 once with my Extreme Pro. That was a few months ago though, and it was in a moment of anger following a band call, so I just hammered away and happened to get it in. Despite my serve being the second strongest part of my game, at 6 foot 140 lbs I don't have a lot to put behind them.
The average serve speed of the members who posted in this thread is:
Should be more like 65 mph.
Umm you say you serve "harder" now, but looking at your vid, your serves seem just as fast as draks serves which are around 100-110.
I actually wouldn't be surprised to find out WBF, & Andres Guazelli could pop it over 120. They are really cranking it on those vids they have posted.
You caught me! I'm totally lying. I like to add a few MPH to my estimates because it makes me feel MANLY!
To be honest, of course I don't know how fast it is. I don't have a radar. But based on my past experience with a radar, the 'feel' of my serve, the results it brings, opponent remarks, and other factors, it seems to be faster.
Regardless, I personally prefer my big kicker; it seems more effective against nearly all of my opponents, on all surfaces.
Alright anyone whos fastest serve can not reach at least 90 mph should quit tennis. 65 mph is like an underhanded serve. I was hitting serves at tennis camp and according to their radar gun my fastest flat serve was 105 mph. There were 4 guys hit serves between 106-108 mph and one guy at 114.
^^^ Don't worry about it. I just know. And "no", when you were fairly new to the game you weren't hitting serves faster than anyone in your club.
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