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Racquet placement after serve?

GenesisX
12-19-2004, 06:18 AM
I never thought about this during gameplay, but I just sat down and thought...where should my racquet end up after my serve? As in, across my body (side opposite of where my serve started) or on the same side? I searched for images of pros' serves, and I found both. Which one is better?

Fedex
12-19-2004, 06:29 AM
Usually, for me atleast, the raquet is across my body right after the serve. It it depends on you're service motion.

RonE
12-19-2004, 07:55 AM
You could always try it Becker-style and have it end up on the side of your serving arm although I don't think many people would feel it to be to natural ;)

Fedex
12-19-2004, 08:00 AM
You could always try it Becker-style and have it end up on the side of your serving arm although I don't think many people would feel it to be to natural ;)
I think I'd rather not take the risk. ;)

LiZpHaIr
12-19-2004, 08:22 AM
Between your legs.

Domino
12-19-2004, 10:25 AM
Opposite site, it just is more efficient. Doing it on the same side puts way too much emphasis on a final wrist snap, and can screw up your wrist, ala Boris. Going to the other side alleviates the stress on the wrist for all the complicated spins, and is just the same on the flat drive really than than the same side follow through. A lot of serve pictured showing the racquet afterwards are deceiving as well, because really the wrist snap for topspin should come to the same side, but the racquet is still comming back to the oppoisite side.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/LordDomino/kafelkv4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/LordDomino/ivanis5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/LordDomino/henman5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/LordDomino/graf4.jpg

All these photos are really showing how the best way is to snap out to the same side but follow through to the opposite.

superpinkone37
12-19-2004, 05:35 PM
a few years ago i served and my racket ended up on the same side.....and my serve was like the worst part of my game. then about a year, maybe a year and a half ago i totally reworked my serve and tits one of the best parts of my game....and the racket end up on the opposite side. i think its probably a lot more difficult to have a great serve with the racket ending up on the other side, so obviously not many people do it like that

Rex
12-19-2004, 05:49 PM
when you serve, you can end on the same side or the opposite side, with that a flat or slice usually has your racquet on the opposite side, but if your going to put in a kickserve then you would end on the same side, but personally i snap my wrist to the opposite quickly.

GenesisX
12-19-2004, 08:40 PM
Thanks for all the replies. My racquet usually ends up on the opposite side also, but it seemed kind of odd for the serve to end up where I wanted it to be if my swing isn't "straight" (above my head on the right side, down to next to me on the right side; ie ending on the same side). Anyway, thanks again.

Fedex
12-19-2004, 08:52 PM
For some tips on how to serve really big, I might advise you to watch some clips of Nalbandian serving.

Leena
12-19-2004, 08:56 PM
It's just natural for the follow through to go across your body. If you keep it on the same side, you're turning your elbow and wrist, and none of that is good.

and my serve was like the worst part of my game. then about a year, maybe a year and a half ago i totally reworked my serve and tits one of the best parts of my game

Tits gets in the way when serving. :sad:

ae wowww
12-19-2004, 09:31 PM
It's just natural for the follow through to go across your body. If you keep it on the same side, you're turning your elbow and wrist, and none of that is good.

Tits gets in the way when serving. :sad:

I understand the joke, but yours aren't very big at all?

Leena
12-19-2004, 09:32 PM
I understand the joke, but yours aren't very big at all?
True, but they still get in the way.

Although, Iroda has a fine serve... so, it might just be a myth.

Nalbandian, also.

ae wowww
12-19-2004, 09:38 PM
True, but they still get in the way.

Although, Iroda has a fine serve... so, it might just be a myth.

Nalbandian, also.

David's tits have ruined his serve. Isn't Venus' second serve is quicker than his first?

tennischick
12-20-2004, 05:24 AM
your racket should end up across your body after serving, but within a microsecond you shoud have both hands on it preparing for the return of serve. and remember to split-step.

superpinkone37
12-20-2004, 05:33 AM
Tits gets in the way when serving. :sad:

haha i didnt even notice what i wrote till now. obviously i didnt meant to say that, but at least for me it is actually it is kinda true, though not as much on my serve, but more on my follow through. ok i think that was too much information :tape:

ae wowww
12-20-2004, 09:10 AM
haha i didnt even notice what i wrote till now. obviously i didnt meant to say that, but at least for me it is actually it is kinda true, though not as much on my serve, but more on my follow through. ok i think that was too much information :tape:
:lol:
never tmi!

drf716
12-20-2004, 09:39 AM
i read somewhere in a tennis magazine that you should be hugging your stomach with both arms! would look stupid i bet

ae wowww
12-20-2004, 09:54 AM
i read somewhere in a tennis magazine that you should be hugging your stomach with both arms! would look stupid i bet
wheres the racket gonna go?

Leena
12-20-2004, 01:08 PM
David's tits have ruined his serve. Isn't Venus' second serve is quicker than his first?
Probably, but Vee misses her 2nd serve half the time.

At least Dave is consistent. :)

Leena
12-20-2004, 01:09 PM
i read somewhere in a tennis magazine that you should be hugging your stomach with both arms! would look stupid i bet
That can't be right. :p

Like ae wowww said, where will the racket go?

You'd hit your left arm a lot.

superpinkone37
12-20-2004, 05:15 PM
:lol:
never tmi!

hahah that figures, with you anyways :lol: :p

alfonsojose
12-20-2004, 05:18 PM
Between your legs.
Sometimes Andre seems to do that. His serve motion is weird

Ultraman
12-20-2004, 05:29 PM
In front, below the waist and head pointing down.


(when executing the sneaky under-hand serve)

alfonsojose
12-20-2004, 05:32 PM
Tits gets in the way when serving. :sad:
Try to serve with an erection :scared: . I can't jump and i can only serve the slice :sad:

buddyholly
12-20-2004, 08:02 PM
i read somewhere in a tennis magazine that you should be hugging your stomach with both arms!

No, that was the Coria position for when your opponent starts pulling ahead.

alfonsojose
12-20-2004, 08:57 PM
No, that was the Coria position for when your opponent starts pulling ahead.
:haha: We have flat, slice, kick and cramp "Guille" serve