I was practicing many different serves I was trying to learning, and mixing about with angles and strokes, when I came across a very unusual technique. It starts with a toss at about medium height, you follow the ball with your bat on the forehand side until about net height. At this point, you almost catch the ball with the bat, and with a quick swipe it turns into a fast serve with a lot of curve. It doesn't resemble any brushing, pushing or smashing hit. It works well on some, but I am just curious.
Is this serve legal, and if so is it effective?
and Alois Rosario said...
This is a legal serve. It sounds like it is effective for you. A serve is effective if your opponent is having problems returning it effectively.