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Offline philip

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« on: December 09, 2004, 02:37:24 PM »
I'm not able to generate much power myself on my serve. I was wondering if there is some rackets out there that can help get abit more speed on it?

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2004, 02:40:40 PM »
We would need to know what stick you are hitting those serves with yo.  Tell us what string you are using and what you string that bad boy at too.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 02:44:02 PM »
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We would need to know what stick you are hitting those serves with yo.  Tell us what string you are using and what you string that bad boy at too.


It's a Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.2 ,  55. I've still got the string it came with at the moment so I don't know what it is.  :$

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2004, 02:48:19 PM »
what is your build, if are somewhat tall and strong, look for an extended leanth raceut with a higher swingweight to generate more power on serves.  this way you dont need a very large face to generate the punch.  for strings, more to a 17 gut synthetic or luxilon poly.  this will help you get soem more juice, but there is certainly no substiture for going to teh gym and lifting for a few hours per week.  leaning and jumping into serves by bending you knees as you toss teh ball adn rotating your whole body and shoulders help get speed as well.  hope this helps.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2004, 02:48:50 PM »
I imagien that it is a fairly generic string then that is right down the middle.  Let me look that racquet up.  I have never used it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2004, 02:52:32 PM »
I'm a small skinny frame build. 5'3.  :lmao:

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2004, 02:54:28 PM »
Will lifting weights help increase my serve speed? What about press ups too?

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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2004, 02:57:11 PM »
That can help some, but it isn't everything.  Timing amoung other things help.  Getting your entire body into the serve like Roddick and not just serving with your arm helps a ton!

Here are the specs on your racquet.  I do not know if you use the 95 or the 110.  But this racquet does have a low power level..  If you are using the 95, you can try lowering the tension some, but you will lose control.

Midplus Specs
Head Size:
95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
Length: 27.25 inches/69 cm
Strung Weight: 9.8oz / 278g
Balance: 6 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 328
Stiffness: 61
Beam Width: 22 mm/25 mm/23 mm Dual Taper Beam
Composition: 60% Graphite, 10% Hyper Carbon, 30% Fiberglass  
Power Level: Low-Medium
Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
Grip Type: Cushion Aire Conform Perf
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,7H,9H
One Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 50-60 pounds
 

Oversize Specs
Head Size:
110 sq. in. / 710 sq. cm.
Length: 27.5 inches / 70 cm
Strung Weight: 9.6oz / 272g
Balance: 6 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 318
Stiffness: 63
Beam Width: 23 mm/27 mm/24 mm Dual Taper Beam
Composition: 60% Graphite, 10% Hyper Carbon, 30% Fiberglass  
Power Level: Low-Medium
Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
Grip Type: Cushion Aire Conform Perf
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,7H,9H
One Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 53-63 pounds
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2004, 08:35:34 PM »
Work on your weight transfer, seek out some videos of pros serving.  Notice how they use their legs.  One last thing, never put speed before placement or consistancy.  I learned that the hard way.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2004, 08:41:55 PM »
amen brother, so did I.  So did I...

I even wrote an article about it that got published int he Tennis Server Newsletter back in 2002 or so.  Here is the link for those of you who are bored enough to read it:

http://www.tennis4you.com/lesson-lounge/tennis4you/informational/from-placement-to-power.htm
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