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Difficulty with high deep forehand serve

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by shooka, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. shooka

    shooka Regular Member

    Jun 21, 2010
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    Hi all,

    I have been struggling with my forehand high serve. I tried using a basic grip and forearm pronation to generate power (like in a clear) but fail because of the awkward angle and position. As a result, my forehand serve is either high but not deep, or deep but not high.

    I found this excellent slow motion video showing the execution of a forehand serve. From my observation, the coach used a bevel grip and wrist flexion (and a little pronation) to generate power. Another important point is the back swing of the racket pointing the butt towards shuttle.

    A close up of her technique can be found at 3:42 to 3:47 (while slow motion footage of forehand serve is found at 2:39 to 5:00).

    So my question is what is the correct grip and do I do forearm pronation or wrist flexion to generate power?

    Thanks in advance!


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