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Legal forehand serve?

Discussion in 'Rules / Tournament Regulation / Officiating' started by luisme, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. luisme

    luisme Regular Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0VSS-rvfhg

    Is the serve at 9:51 legal? I've almost never been able to return this types of serve no matter what I try. I always lose critical points against this guy when he starts using this specific serve and I feel very frustrated and pissed off every time he succeeded the serve....
     
  2. phili

    phili Regular Member

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    Nothing wrong with that serve except it is not good :D

    Flat and short trajectory, should be relatively easy to intercept. You just need to be quick to get behind the shuttle and then thunder down a smash right at the server.
     
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    Rob3rt Regular Member

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    It's just a really flat flick serve played with forehand (legal). Try playing something simple, if there is no time for a big swing to smash, try using your wrist or play a drop instead. :)
     
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    The guy in yellow in the near side seemed to be serving at his chest level every time. Or am I misinterpreting his upward racket movement just before the services?
     
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    lordrogue Regular Member

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    Yeah its definitely legal, I'd say it's a bit too legal. His serve is very low.
     
  6. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

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    Very legal. When receiving, hold your racquet so the the racquet is a bit higher and not so close to the net. Receive serve standing about 4 inches further back. That might help.
     
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    this service is not only legal, it's an invitation...;)
     
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    I don't find any issues with that serve in terms of legality.. :eek:

    It's indeed very flat, so keeping your racket a bit high will help. If you find having no time to react to this serve, try receive his service a step back from the usual-position.. (or you may stay a bit more crouched position, by which you will be able to see the shuttle much better, and intercept it.)
     
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    I've seen this serve being done before, but I dealt with it by standing back a bit (like what you guys said) to give myself a bit more time to respond to it.
     

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