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Single handed serve, a natural disadvantage??

krakenzero
04-17-2008, 12:43 AM
Given all the talk about serves, it seemed like a good time
to bring this up.

It seems to me that a single handed serve is inherently
a disadvantage when playing against excessive good returners on a
clay court, no matter how good the technique. It just seems to
be more likely to break down and more draining energy wise than
a double hander.

Thoughts?:p:p

PS: Sorry, I couldn't resist:devil::devil:... IOU guys a serious thread.

theDreamer
04-17-2008, 01:19 AM
And this because of Clay Death's ramblings.
Nice.

Young Boss
04-17-2008, 01:26 AM
Given all the talk about serves, it seemed like a good time
to bring this up.

It seems to me that a single handed serve is inherently
a disadvantage when playing against excessive good returners on a
clay court, no matter how good the technique. It just seems to
be more likely to break down and more draining energy wise than
a double hander.

Thoughts?:p:p

PS: Sorry, I couldn't resist:devil::devil:... IOU guys a serious thread.

i know right. imagine all the extra power and control Roddick could get on his serve if he used 2 arms instead of 1. All pros should make the switch.

leng jai
04-17-2008, 01:26 AM
The new secret weapon is the double handed balltoss.

Clay Death
04-17-2008, 01:36 AM
The new secret weapon is the double handed balltoss.


i hear that Djokovic is already experimenting with a 2 handed ball dribble.

trixtah
04-17-2008, 01:40 AM
Guys, I read from this kid's website that a two handed serve is more stable than a one handed serve. It's the new thing, mark my words.

Marek.
04-17-2008, 01:41 AM
lol

Timbo
04-17-2008, 01:47 AM
That's why Federer has employed a new coach...to teach him the long-lost and mysterious art of the underarm drop-shot serve, to counteract the unflinching power (that's FINISHING POWER) of the two-handed return. And he's playing mixed at the French with a Canadian schoolgirl with pigtails and glasses.

krakenzero
04-17-2008, 02:42 AM
what do you people think about the Single handed wank?? It's a disadvantage too?

Merton
04-17-2008, 02:48 AM
Clearly the double-handed serve allows better precision and control. It will dominate the game in the future. :smoke:

Action Jackson
04-17-2008, 03:32 AM
what do you people think about the Single handed wank?? It's a disadvantage too?

Yes, there is less stability and too much wasted motion.

Toko
04-17-2008, 04:19 AM
Screw double handed serve, 2-handed overheads are the next hot thing.

Clay Death
04-17-2008, 04:26 AM
Screw double handed serve, 2-handed overheads are the next hot thing.


even the damn handshake after the match is going 2 handed. definitely the handshake of the future. its more stable.:haha::haha::haha:

VolandriFan
04-17-2008, 07:46 AM
Yes, there is less stability and too much wasted motion.

But greater finesse and shot production.

buzz
04-17-2008, 07:53 AM
federer to make the first 2handed tweener:cool:

scarecrows
04-17-2008, 08:00 AM
But greater finesse and shot production.

who cares, the result is what counts

VolandriFan
04-17-2008, 08:02 AM
who cares, the result is what counts

I always thought the shots were the result?

arm
04-17-2008, 12:30 PM
:haha:

very funny message sent to some posters.. :)

well done

Action Jackson
04-17-2008, 12:39 PM
I always thought the shots were the result?

Well Roddick's or LaLo's backhand wouldn't be declared the money shot.

Kolya
04-17-2008, 02:50 PM
Stamina counts :p

finishingmove
04-17-2008, 02:58 PM
i hear that Djokovic is already experimenting with a 2 handed ball dribble.

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finishingmove
04-17-2008, 03:02 PM
and a new racquet for the 2 handed serve is already out

dheRtUYVrs4

FluffyYellowBall
04-17-2008, 04:51 PM
Given all the talk about serves, it seemed like a good time
to bring this up.

It seems to me that a single handed serve is inherently
a disadvantage when playing against excessive good returners on a
clay court, no matter how good the technique. It just seems to
be more likely to break down and more draining energy wise than
a double hander.

Thoughts?:p:p

PS: Sorry, I couldn't resist:devil::devil:... IOU guys a serious thread.

Thats the way to start a thread i see. With all the talk about .... i wonder if ....

r2473
04-17-2008, 06:31 PM
and a new racquet for the 2 handed serve is already out

dheRtUYVrs4

I know the guys who have the patent on that. They are here in Salt Lake City, UT.

Last year, I watched Dann Battistone beat Brad Pearce in the finals of a local Men's Open Singles tournament using that racquet:

http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=55113&E=1

Brad is the men's tennis coach at BYU. Dann was his assistant coach (he quit last year to try to make the tour I believe).

Anyway, to add to the subplot, Brad thinks the 2-handled racquet should be made illegal. So, tensions were high for the match. There was a pretty decent crowd for the match too. Well, as you see from the tournament results, Dann won in 3 sets. It was a great match.

By the way, Brad is a former Tour player. His best result was the quarters at Wimbledon, 1990. He lost to Lendl. Nice little video below about him:

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/byu-tennis-coach-brad-pearce/2497518931

Brad's page on the ATP website. He had a nice tour career.

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/default.asp?playersearch=brad+pearce

Dann is not having quite the results Brad had.

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/default.asp?playersearch=dan+battistone

I wonder if he uses that 2-handled racquet in his futures matches. I think he does.

finishingmove
04-18-2008, 05:12 AM
I know the guys who have the patent on that. They are here in Salt Lake City, UT.

Last year, I watched Dann Battistone beat Brad Pearce in the finals of a local Men's Open Singles tournament using that racquet:

http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=55113&E=1

Brad is the men's tennis coach at BYU. Dann was his assistant coach (he quit last year to try to make the tour I believe).

Anyway, to add to the subplot, Brad thinks the 2-handled racquet should be made illegal. So, tensions were high for the match. There was a pretty decent crowd for the match too. Well, as you see from the tournament results, Dann won in 3 sets. It was a great match.

By the way, Brad is a former Tour player. His best result was the quarters at Wimbledon, 1990. He lost to Lendl. Nice little video below about him:

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/byu-tennis-coach-brad-pearce/2497518931

Brad's page on the ATP website. He had a nice tour career.

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/default.asp?playersearch=brad+pearce

Dann is not having quite the results Brad had.

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/default.asp?playersearch=dan+battistone

I wonder if he uses that 2-handled racquet in his futures matches. I think he does.

crazy! :worship:

Alex999
04-18-2008, 05:52 AM
Are you kidding me, how does he play with that thing?

Tommy fan
04-18-2008, 06:00 AM
and a new racquet for the 2 handed serve is already out

dheRtUYVrs4

What??? :lol:

mikkemus23
04-18-2008, 08:41 AM
i hear that Nadal is already experimenting with a 2 handed ass scratch.

Beat
04-18-2008, 12:36 PM
i'd really like to see someone playing with theat racket :scared:

luxsword
04-18-2008, 05:46 PM
Nice thread. :haha:

Aenea
04-18-2008, 07:07 PM
The topic has been started as a joke but I have a serious question.
Few months ago while commenting a match one of our commentators mentioned 3-4 years ago he watched a tennis player who used two handed serve. Really I'm serious. The commentator said he couldn't remember the player's name but he said that player was from a North Africa country.
Does anyone know who that player is? Have you ever seen someone serve like that? I'm very curious to see a professional tennis player using two handed serve in an official match. BTW I tried it myself and I never could hit the ball. :o