He perfected the American twist (what we call a kick serve today), leaving a permanent imprint on the game. In 1932, Ellsworth Vines dominated tennis with his murderous serve.
This kick-serve-only developmental rule helps my students permanently assimilate the kick with little chance of reverting back to old habits. Another added benefit of forcing players to hit only kicks: they will have to learn to win with their groundstrokes rather than by banging big first serves as so many young kids (especially in the US) try ...
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This serve is the most basic kick serve and most players will use it for the second serve a large percentage of the time, especially on hard courts. When well executed this serve is heavy and difficult to deal with because it can bounce well above the returner's preferred contact height.
The term kick serve is ambiguous. It may be used as a synonym for the twist serve or the American twist. However, kick serve is commonly used to refer to any serve with heavy topspin or kick on it. Servers can gain a tactical advantage by varying the type of serve and the ball's placement.
Tanner’s February 1978 serve of 153 mph was the fastest recorded serve in tennis history until Andy Roddick broke it in September of 2004 with a serve of 155 mph.
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Stefan Edberg’s Kick Serve. Country: Sweden. Born: Jan. 19, 1966. Height: 6-foot-2 . Plays: Right-handed. Career: 1983-96. Bottom line: That Stefan Edberg was able to win six Grand Slam singles titles without an overpowering serve was sort of an anomaly. He was one of the best — if not the best — serve-and-volley player of all time, and that was how he won.
The greatest weapon a tennis player can have is a wicked kick serve, just ask John McEnroe (who had one as well). Stosur's kick serve is a perfect model for ...
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