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This is a very subjective question with a lot of variables and no verifiably "correct" answer, but I will lay out a few common scenarios at this level based on my own experiences. Players should experiment and adjust for their own abilities. Scenario A: Playing with a new partner with an unreliable serve Perhaps the most basic answer to this ...


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Underarm serves are completely fair in tennis. The act of starting a point is very deeply rooted to the "ritual" of performing an overhead serve. Hence a player always expects to return an overhead serve. Consequently, underhanded serves have the benefit of surprise. The overhead serve has a reason for being so common: it is far superior to the ...


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The following is a rough, elementary answer. It disregards subtleties such as pronation which are relevant to high level play. The fundamental mechanic behind a tennis serve is that of throwing a ball. In a basic flat serve, your motion is that of throwing a ball forward. In a kick serve, the motion (for a right-handed player) is of throwing a ball to the ...


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I've had a lot of problems with my arm that eventually culminated in ulnar nerve transposition surgery. But that was years after they had begun. Strength training does help, but don't focus on the problem area, that'll just make it worse. Focus on building up the muscles around the problem area. If it's ulnar issues, start with your shoulders and work your ...


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