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Serve?
« on: February 06, 2009, 08:01:50 AM »
I tap my serve just to get over the net. When I try to hit it hard it will just go out of bound. I want to add some spin to my serve. Can you give me some tips??

I am good on forehand,backhand and volleying but I need to work on my serve
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Re: Serve?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 09:34:03 AM »
What grip are you using?
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Re: Serve?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 09:37:37 AM »
Really, without anything to comment on, such as pictures, or video, or even a description, there's not much to go by here.

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Re: Serve?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 11:04:57 AM »
Something tells me that you're using a forehand grip and therefore serving with an open face. You should be using a continental grip. Also keep the racquet face closed until contact, which means throw the racquet upwards toward the ball with the racquet sideways, you're forearm will naturally pronate right before contact. I personally use an eastern backhand grip on serve, but I usually advise those who are trying to learn a basic serve to use the continental. But you can play around with an eastern backhand to see if it's more comfortable for you.

But like like Dmast said, at the very least, a description would be helpful. This way we know you are doing everything else correctly.
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Re: Serve?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 01:31:27 PM »
Yea Pacer is right. i do hit a forehand grip and i deff try the continental and eastern grip
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Re: Serve?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009, 06:27:51 PM »
Yea Pacer is right. i do hit a forehand grip and i deff try the continental and eastern grip

Ok great, I hope it works out for you.
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Re: Serve?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2009, 08:57:39 PM »
Yea Pacer is right. i do hit a forehand grip and i deff try the continental and eastern grip

Of course, the first time you try an eastern grip or a continental the ball is going to go to the extreme left. You wil have to compensate for that.

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Re: Serve?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 07:49:49 AM »
Ok thank you everyone
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