At contact, your body should be moving forward to meet the ball. Your racket can still be farther back, relative to your body, to allow for spin, but your body should be moving into the court to meet the toss. Personally, in singles, my tosses for kick serves will land around 2 feet inside the baseline.
To the Left a little for a kick and Right for a slice. That can give you an edge to where he plans to serve. Attack the serve at a V angle if he slices it up the T or wide to cover. Short back swing is the key. On a kick, either step back and wait for it to stop its action or step in and take it before it does its kick.
Kick serve shouldn't pose a risk to you unless your form is bad. And you refer to it as in your arsenal, so presumbly you're regularly using it without any pain, so your form is likely just fine. The people here talking about injuries are likely wildly mis-tossing the ball and contorting their body into unnatural shapes to hit the mis-toss.
When Stosur took out Henin in 2010 winning 70% of her second serve points it just showed really how good her kicker was. Unfortunately Stosur needed more of a complete game, but her kick serve is arguably the best women's tennis ever saw. level 2. ishgever.
First, correct me if I'm wrong, I assume we're talking about a pure topspin kick serve (or almost pure) and not a twist kick serve. I'm a beginner but maybe my experiences will add something here. I've been working on developing a pure topspin (kick) serve for about 4 months now and I've recently come to the opinion that it's actually really ...
The twist kick is a good consistent serve that you can get in the box easily, but normally they don't have much pace on them so there not that "potent". Fed was just probably in the zone on this one and was able to give it extra good spin, pace, and placement.
Reilly Opelka's kick serve with 214cm peak height. Loading... Be the first to share what you think! After his match against Zverev, Rafa Nadal met a 95-year-old woman called Manuela (who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's) whose lifelong dream was to meet him. “Before I forget what’s tennis and what Rafa means to me, I would like to ...
Playing High School tennis it's easy to put too much emphasize on having a booming 1st serve. Developing a really strong second serve or a kick serve will take you a lot farther than being able to get 1/6 first serves in and frequently double faulting.