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To hit a successful underhand serve, players must go through the early stages of the serve motion as normal, but, prior to the point at which one would lift the non-racket arm above the waist to toss the ball, he must bring the racket forward with the head pointing downward, release the ball with the hand below hip-height and hit it with an underhand motion.
Although unconventional, the rules allow for underhand serving in tennis. As long as the ball is hit with the racquet prior to hitting the ground, it doesn’t matter if it was released in an upward or downward motion. ADVERTISEMENT. This rule can be found in the Friend at Court under the ITF Rules of Tennis #16 The Service.
The underarm serve is BACK. Featuring Nick Kyrgios, Alexander Bublik, Robin Haase and more. Watch official ATP tennis streams from every tournament: http://t...
Get the 100 MPH Club here: https://bit.ly/100-mph-clubWhen Michael Chang hit an underarm serve to Ivan Lendl at Roland-Garros in 1989, the announcers and cro...
In tennis, the underarm serve tactic is usually disparaged and has no esteem despite it being perfectly licit. The service can be a powerful weapon to the player, provided the player masters upon the drop-serve. Also, the service has an atypical spin and makes it little unusual for the receiver.
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Hit an underhand serve. (Michael Chang) Hit a slow serve and volley (Patrick Rafter) Hit a serve then hit a drop shot (Novak Djokovic) All three options focus on turning Nadal’s ultra-deep return position from a positive into a negative for him. 1. Underhand Serve. Well, first of all, it’s a legal serve. Repeat – legal!
Murray isn't the only modern tennis star to use Chang's underarm serve. Bad boy Nick Kyrgios pulled it off against legend Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon back in 2019. The crowd loved it, Kyrgios remained straight faced, and Nadal couldn't help but crack a smile.
WATCH: Andy Murray’s underarm serve as he delivers a big win against Carlos Alcaraz. Andy Murray pulled off one of the best wins of his comeback over rising star Carlos Alcaraz, with an underarm ...