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less wrist, more arm!

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by keith_aquino, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. keith_aquino

    keith_aquino Regular Member

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    A few days ago, I was experimenting and observing how other people serve. I found out that if you serve short with only wrist movement, your opponent can easily anticipate that the serve will be a short one. A flick serve requires arm movement; so if you replace your wrist movement with arm movement, it becomes more more difficult for your opponent to anticipate the shot.

    I'm sure a few people know this, but I just wanna' share some info to those who don't. :)
     
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    Yep and thanks for the refresher course. :)
     
  3. fast3r

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    Thats very true. You also gain a lot more control by using your arm to serve. There is very little control in a single wrist action.
     
  4. Gollum

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    Still, keep the arm motion short (on the backhand). A shorter movement will be more accurate, and you don't need much power for a flick serve.
     
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    As usual, I agree with Gollum. :)
     
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    My take.

    Deception is unique to individual player. Three should be no standard arm/wrist/blah blah blah motion. If everyone do the same arm motion thing, then it wont be very deceptive LOL. :p

    So simple yet but so hard to understand :p

    u can mark my words on that :cool: er
     
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  7. Gollum

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    This is true. One of my coaching tutors expressed a similar point: the serve is the one stroke with plenty of room for individual variation.

    If your serve is effective, then there is nothing wrong with your technique. It may even be beneficial to use a slightly weird technique, because some players will have difficulty reading your serve. Against better players, this will be less effective.

    But don't make it too weird, or you will probably just make mistakes!

    Ultimately, you should serve in whatever way gives you the best results. You want accuracy, consistency, and the ability to produce all serve variations without your opponents knowing which one you are about to play.

    (This is not easy.)

    Personally, I believe that the most effective service action is a simple action.
     
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    does the same principle apply to drops? mostly from what i observe it is a combination of arm/finger power. :rolleyes: anyone confirm?
     

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