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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...
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.
Underarm serves are perfectly legal in tennis, yet they are frowned upon. But why? When an opponent is standing deep and far behind his baseline, why not surprise him with an underarm serve. It is often viewed as “not in the spirit of the game”. Players who use the underarm serve often get booed by fans.
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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.
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!