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I have played for 25 years and coached for the last 17 years--certified United States Professional Tennis Association Professional One--worked for Punahou Schools-voted the #1 Sports School in the United States, as a Program Supervisor, in charge of coaching the High Performance Players as well as coordinating programs for K-12 and Tennis Pro Education.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Where to Serve in Doubles.

In honor of baseball season, it's a good time to discuss where to serve because in essence, serving is like pitching. You can change the speed, the location of the ball in terms of height with spin, and location in relation to the returner. A kick serve comes up on a returner while a slice stays low. A flat serve will go right at them. You can serve to their backhand, their forehand, or right at them.

What I do is establish the flat serve first, then use spins to deliver a high percentage of first serves. That is one of the most important stats in any match is a high percentage of first serves in. The second item is to pound their weaker side. I go 80/20 with NO SERVES to their stronger side if it's a big point--what is the point of doing that. You go to their better side when you're ahead.

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