How to serve well?

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How to serve well?

Postby jdbchandler » 04 Aug 2013, 11:50

At which point in the service motion do you press left or right and for how long?

I usually try to direct it just before the ball starts falling after the toss but I don't always get consistent results. Just wondering if anyone has any tips?
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Re: How to serve well?

Postby Rob92 » 04 Aug 2013, 17:25

It's about feeling, I don't know if it's a placebo effect but I find it different between players who use different animations.

Just keep practicing enough and you'll learn the perfect time to press the direction to hit the lines, I can't suggest any exact timing though.
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Re: How to serve well?

Postby manutoo » 05 Aug 2013, 04:49

Aiming sensivity is same for all serve anims, but some anims make the ball toss earlier & longer than others.
So the idea is you need ~1.5 second to aim for the line before to hit the ball ; with some anim the toss starts just at that time so it's easy to use it to aim well ; on some other anims you have to use less clear visual reference (ie: the current ball height).
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Re: How to serve well?

Postby ElNino » 10 Sep 2013, 19:54

Really have big problems with the serve.
My 1st serve % s always around 50% only.
We dont talk about aces... rarity.
In my eyes it changes for court and sometimes for games and whatever.
I am really frustrated when first serves are not coming and i try nearly every f**** thing.
(HIt bit earlier - bit later..) all to net. Or too long. Most is too long or into net.
Really I dont know the problem cuz in next game everythings well.
Playing with sams patch and roger federer anim.

Just wanted you to know.
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Re: How to serve well?

Postby manutoo » 11 Sep 2013, 05:41

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Re: How to serve well?

Postby testo » 12 Sep 2013, 10:23

even with the new settings (84% in power, 100% in consistency) i'm still between 50 & 60% ... no more

whatever the serve style...

And offline, i'm between 70 & 80%
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Re: How to serve well?

Postby manutoo » 13 Sep 2013, 05:18

seb,
in Free mode (either offline or online), 84/100 => +16%.
In Fair mode (either offline or online), 84/100 => +8% (as it's remapped to 62/70), thus a lower 1st serve in rate.
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Re: How to serve well?

Postby E=mc2 » 13 Sep 2013, 06:46

This is one example of what I am talking about in that Topic in LR where u wrote about strike styles :wink:
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