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Flat vs kick serve

Flat Serve vs Kick Serve - Super Slow Motion

(To play, click on blue "back"button to see back view). In this one clip you will see Alex serving a flat serve and a kick serve. The clip begins with a freeze frame with a red and blue vertical line. The red line is an indication of the axis at contact for the flat serve. The blue line, displaced to the left, is an indication of the axis at contact for the kick serve. You will see these two lines throughout the clip to help you distinguish the toss and hit for these two serves. Note that the head remains under the blue axis on both tosses. That last few seconds of the clip accelerates to real time on the kick serve, just so you can see the energy of the serve.
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Serve - Freeze Frames

Note these anchor points as you watch yourself in front of The Coach in the Mirror: 1. Start with weight on either the forward foot (like Andy Murray) or on the back foot. 2. Extend your tossing arm fully and hold as ball travels upward. 3. Weight held neutral on both legs, like a Jack in the Box. 4. Racket begins it's complete full circle 5. Snap your wrist and follow through with racket on opposite side of your body. 6. Transfer your weight into the court.
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Serve - Slow Motion Freeze Frames