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Tennis Serve & Return Tips : American Twist Serve in Tennis


In this clip we’re going to talk to you about
the American Twist Serve. You might have heard you know Sampras use this quite a bit, Andre
Agassi use this quite a bit, a lot of players on actually on tour, but they use them on
specific serves, certain locations. This is the American Twist, a lot more advanced, it’s
pretty tough but the idea is you’re getting the combination between slice and top spin.
For top spin you’re going from six to twelve, going straight up. For slice, you’re going
to be hitting that three o’clock, that right side position right there. So now you’re going
to be trying to hit in between, maybe two o’clock, maybe one o’clock right there. Trying
to go up at an angle to create the ball to go sideways, hit the ground, and then come
out. So that the ball is still going to dip in the court but it’s supposed to hit the
ground then come out a little bit. I’ll do a slow motion version of this. Now that ball
should come out a little bit. There we go, it’s going to have a little bit of a jump.
Once you start getting more racket speed and more movement on it, and again you have to
hit the right angle. If you don’t get the right angle it’s just going to be a normal
kick serve, like those kind of were. So what we’re going to do right here, is going to
get these, I’m going to try to get that kicker out more. There we go, a little bit of jump
out wide, a little bit of a curve. Right there, yeah that one was a nice one right there and
it jumped out, you have that twist so. The idea is to get the ball to, to get them to
go from here and then get them to reach out in that high backhand, the ball is actually
spinning away from them a little bit more. So again, the important thing on this one,
just like you’re hitting the kicker, if you don’t have the kicker then don’t attempt this,
it’s pretty tough. You’re going at an angle, not straight up and not around, more at an
angle. Trying to hit that angle on your serve to get this American Twist to be able to jump
out. That is the America Twist. Good luck with it.

David Frank

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100 COMMENTS

  1. NO1xANIMExFAN Posted on July 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Ryoma's twist serve is theoretically possibe but its not.

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  2. GreatestCreation909 Posted on July 5, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    @NO1xANIMExFAN if you had enough rpm on the ball, it is possible but it would require a car engine or something to cause that spin. no arm can generate that.

    Reply
  3. ptitchici Posted on July 6, 2011 at 5:25 am

    mada mada dane .

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  4. Gary Calliham Posted on July 6, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Of course this is possible, I use this serve often in matches it is a great serve to have in your arsenal if you can do it. I am glad to see someone teaching this serve!

    Reply
  5. afshiro8 Posted on July 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    This is one of the only expertvillage videos that is actually worth watching.

    At least for tennis.

    Reply
  6. Lucimakis Posted on August 3, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I want echizen as my tennis teacher!!

    Reply
  7. Pistachio Nut Posted on August 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    LOL
    Look at the amount of videos he has got .
    I wanna like for each one on this comment

    Reply
  8. hugoboy971 Posted on August 19, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Mada Mada Dane

    Reply
  9. Scooby-Doo Posted on August 25, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Mada mada dane XD

    Reply
  10. Alejandro Giraldo Forero Posted on August 31, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    y yo que me lo imaginaba como ryoma echizen

    Reply
  11. Bailey Nguyen Posted on September 3, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Prince of tennis fans!?

    Reply
  12. phate867 Posted on September 20, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Dude you have a long way to go before doing it like ryoma's lol 😀

    Reply
  13. lblbates Posted on October 2, 2011 at 1:06 am

    did everybody come here becuase of the prince of tennis? haha 😛

    Reply
  14. lblbates Posted on October 2, 2011 at 1:06 am

    i got into tennis by the prince of tennis anime

    Reply
  15. Ionic Pulse Posted on October 12, 2011 at 2:06 am

    @lblbates pretty much

    Reply
  16. chldjwls Posted on October 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    who hits a kick serve from 6 to 12 lol.. its ganna fly if u do that

    Reply
  17. Xizel Posted on October 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    @funnyduck40 The kick serve is a topspin serve. The twist serve is a SPECIFIC kick serve. It has a small sidespin component that allows it to break rightward upon bounce. There's sometimes a third kind of kick serve (has topspin). It has a larger sidespin component, with an even ratio of topspin to sidespin. That's the topspin-slice serve that behaves like a regular slice serve. Curves left and continues left upon bounce. That's the spin pros use on their first serve.

    Reply
  18. xEimi907 Posted on November 8, 2011 at 6:41 am

    haha i like how the top 2 comments are about Prince of Tennis 🙂

    Reply
  19. M&R GAMING Posted on December 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    i love prince of tennis because now im pro at it

    Reply
  20. chldjwls Posted on January 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

    @ahmedbdhaif 6 to 12 is only a concept. because, when hitting a serve, the servers arm brush up and out away from the body in the dominant hands direction, most players hit from 7 to 1 or 8 to 2 this gives side spin that allows for variations as well. so yeah 6 to 12 is not the right thing to do

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  21. Jeremy l Posted on January 5, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Anyone come here NOT because of the bloody manga/anime

    Reply
  22. Elliven96 Posted on January 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    the twist serve is possible O.O i did my own style. i change a bit about the slice by not using it. lets just do like ur smashing except you put enough top spin. well, it only works twice in my game.

    Reply
  23. Cloud6312 Posted on January 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    @lblbates It;s amazing how Prince of Tennis Effected so many people I was a tennis player already, but when I watched it I was wanting to do half of the shots.

    Reply
  24. Cloud6312 Posted on January 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    @pinkpanther31 it is possible :), I have a player at my club who did a twist serve that nearly hit me in the face as I am a southpaw (Lefty) lol, so is the Hadoukyuu (Kawamura), Moon Volley (oishi) and other one lol.
    The only impossibles moves that I haven't ever seen in real life is the Spot tennis by Ibu Shinji and Tezuka Zone lol

    Reply
  25. NO1xANIMExFAN Posted on January 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    @lblbates same here!!! lol

    Reply
  26. NG Michel Posted on February 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    @Cloud6312 teach me zero shiki drop shot serve please. also super mega ultra delicious arashi mega well u know kintaro shot lol

    Reply
  27. NG Michel Posted on February 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    @Cloud6312 yea zero shiki drop shot is way too difficult , imagine about dat serve….
    XD i know about super mega ……..
    cool drive GG

    Reply
  28. Cloud6312 Posted on February 5, 2012 at 9:57 am

    @MapleJumpQuest I would to have a zero shiki serve XD lmao that would to be epic to watch you opponent just stand there in shock…. WAIT there is a guy who can do the zero shiki zero – Andy Roddick 😀 lmfao watch?v=yXL-gtksKY8 hahaha

    Reply
  29. matilda Posted on March 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    i used to hate tennis but after watching the first episode of prince of tennis i loved it ^_^ anime rocks

    Reply
  30. Jazeoth Posted on April 5, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Lol I've also watched tennis no ouji sama and wanted to start tennis ever since.

    Reply
  31. 258legolas Posted on April 7, 2012 at 2:29 am

    mada made… dane

    Reply
  32. Xim Posted on April 9, 2012 at 3:25 am

    You still have lots to work on… Mada mada Dane

    Reply
  33. Xim Posted on April 9, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Ryomas twist serve is much better. It hits almost the face with pinpoint accuracy.

    Reply
  34. [OCB] Posted on April 12, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Yea its pretty much just a kick serve with a bit of slice.

    Reply
  35. Paulina Seng Posted on April 28, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Once I'll learn this, I'll be the new Ryoma Echizen.

    Reply
  36. CunSeeDat Posted on May 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    None of us can Ryoma, unless your ball spins like a top on the floor for 2 seconds, and hits my face, mada mada dane.

    Reply
  37. Matthew Trotman Posted on May 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I,ve only just learnt a slice serve , I am a lefty and for some reason from right to left it,s topspin and left to right it,s slice, sure il get used to it thought !

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  38. 123dog Posted on May 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    well, a kicker is normally a top spin serve that bounces high, a twist serve gives the ball more "twist", making it bounce more to the left side of your opponent. it is used mostly in a second serve (safer serve), but the goal is to have your opponent reach out for the ball (making them out of position)

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  39. Matthew Trotman Posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    As a lefty I I guess I am going for 10 or 11 !

    Reply
  40. Keith W. Posted on May 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    thank god for pot!

    Reply
  41. Matthew Trotman Posted on June 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Turns out I got my al

    Reply
  42. matt white Posted on July 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    the kick isn't that great, but the first time a public court player sees it, it will hit him in the chest. haha

    Reply
  43. SuperAznPersuasian Posted on July 20, 2012 at 7:06 am

    lol same

    Reply
  44. JJETT824 Posted on August 10, 2012 at 5:38 am

    If only i could master Tezaku's dropshot or Kadiou's boomerang snake!

    Reply
  45. MissJuiceyFruit Posted on August 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    whoospie i meant how

    Reply
  46. MissJuiceyFruit Posted on September 18, 2012 at 6:18 am

    who didn't

    Reply
  47. Matthew Trotman Posted on September 24, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Ok well , I ,ve got a slice serve and I,ve got a kick serve but my kick is real weak , the Kick is a monster , but it,s slow as ass .

    Reply
  48. Matthew Trotman Posted on September 24, 2012 at 12:40 am

    My slice is pretty good thought and I can do a real extreme slice sometimes . How can I get a better kick serve ? I try do the same ball toss for kick as I don,t want it to be obvious

    Reply
  49. Anime Otaku Posted on September 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I miss the price of tennis >.<

    Reply
  50. gamekillas Posted on October 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    omg me tooooo

    Reply
  51. MrMmorpgman Posted on November 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

    XD the ryoma-kun of the human world

    Reply
  52. Matthew Trotman Posted on November 25, 2012 at 2:07 am

    I,ve seen a good coach and I have a kick serve ( of sorts ) now . Doesn't go to the side all that much but it does bounce high . Slice serve . I am not really sure if I quite have the mechanics of a good slice serve yet , sometimes I get them right and they go really wide . I seem to have a slightly loopy slice serve . If I hit it on the forhand side really hard it works sometimes.

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  53. muslee100 Posted on February 20, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    there is a prince of tennis 2 have u seen that as well

    Reply
  54. Sendou Aichi Posted on March 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    i don't think that was twist service

    Reply
  55. LollyLovingGummybear Posted on March 12, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Lolz got here cause of prince of tennis <3

    Reply
  56. Nancy Wang Posted on April 1, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Here because prince of Tennis too LMFAOOAOO

    SO MANY PEOPLE

    Reply
  57. Panzer Check Posted on April 6, 2013 at 3:26 am

    i watch prince of tennis and i discorved twist seve

    Reply
  58. MarkDennis Buron Posted on April 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    holy crap the twist serve is real! . . . . . . do saiyan's exist? i dont know what to believe anymore

    Reply
  59. thewaterman122 Posted on May 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I wish this guy was my teacher, he's great at explaining

    Reply
  60. ricky vaj Posted on May 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

    prince of tennis caught my attention to tennis

    Reply
  61. Sadeer Issa Posted on June 25, 2013 at 7:09 am

    i swear same here 1st episode XD

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  62. Sadeer Issa Posted on June 25, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Prince of tennis ! 1st episode twist serve !
    me wth is this O.o not real…
    watched this video IMMA LEARN THAT SHIZ ! xD

    Reply
  63. Sadeer Issa Posted on June 25, 2013 at 7:11 am

    its epic !
    only 13 episodes though :'(

    Reply
  64. Sadeer Issa Posted on June 25, 2013 at 7:12 am

    holy shiz !
    twist serve is real
    Prince of tennis XD

    Reply
  65. Christoph L Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I have a slice serve with topspin, and I can variate them as I want. But it never jumps to the right. Any tips?!?

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  66. Christoph L Posted on July 23, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Im sorry, I mean spin. And I do all mixtures between topspin and side spin, but it always goes left. I can even hit with topspin (pretty much) and no sidespin and it doesn't kick to the right, but stays straight. What am I doing wrong?

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  67. pablo2by4GotBanned Posted on July 26, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Mada mada dane…

    Reply
  68. Matthew Trotman Posted on August 2, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I can do a kick serve . I can kick it out to some nasty angles as well . I am sure I can do this as well .

    Reply
  69. TinoDelvarges Posted on August 24, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Mada mada dane.

    Reply
  70. Matthew Trotman Posted on October 5, 2013 at 12:23 am

    So it's a kick serve that moves sideways a bit lol

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  71. JC Posted on November 8, 2013 at 2:28 am

    that was a gnarly serve man!

    Reply
  72. Newton peace Posted on December 18, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Ryoma Echizen twist serve much better than that..mada mada dane..

    Reply
  73. Allison Ho Posted on December 29, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Haha, if only it flyies up to your opponent's face like in Tenipuri, then you can 'mada mada dane' them like Ryoma….

    Reply
  74. goo Posted on February 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    wait are all the tennis moves in Prince Of Tennis real?

    Reply
  75. goo Posted on February 8, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    he is doing it WRONG

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  76. owen lim Posted on April 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Mada mada Dane, anyone have a real twist server tutorial for me based on ryoma? I wanna learn

    Reply
  77. HanSDevX Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:17 am

    mada mada dane

    Reply
  78. uma krishnan Posted on June 21, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Oh god. I guess I'm not the only person who was trying to be like Ryoma…
    sigh Mada Mada dane. But man, I was wishing for the twist serve to hit someone's face.  Man, Ryoma's twist serve is so cool!

    Reply
  79. Emily Xu Posted on June 24, 2014 at 12:39 am

    I was totally searching "how to do a twist serve" just for fun to see if any of the Prince of Tennis techniques were real. But dang, that serve is slow…… you can't hit someone in the face with that……. they have too much time to dodge!

    Reply
  80. Roshan Khan Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:29 am

    mada mada dane

    Reply
  81. Psych Posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:14 am

    I saw the white hat and red racket and I was just like Ryoma?!?! xD

    Reply
  82. Matthew Trotman Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I have a kick serve , a pretty decent one ( mainly second serve thought) how the hell do you get it to jump out to the right as a right hander ? I did'nt think that was possible. I am a lefty. I can get it to go out to the right but how did you get it to curve right as a righty ?

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  83. Hussein Kiza Posted on December 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    mada mada dane 

    Reply
  84. KingsCandidate IV Posted on December 31, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Mada Mada Daze

    Reply
  85. Bruno Corno Posted on February 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Mada mada dane

    Reply
  86. Uncle Vim Posted on April 22, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Mada Mada Dane ojisan

    Reply
  87. rodney Gameplay Posted on September 9, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Mada mada dane

    Reply
  88. [ YD ] RV. Posted on May 3, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Mada mada dane

    Reply
  89. ZSasha _ Posted on May 8, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    MADA MADA DANE
    VOCÊ TEM MUITO OQUE APRENDER!

    Reply
  90. Matthew Trotman Posted on May 19, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Interesting too see the ball kicking out in that direction . Wonder how on earth you could get it too spin out that way if you are imparting slice . I know it is somewhere between slice and topspin but still.

    Reply
  91. hello kitty Posted on July 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Mada mada dane

    Reply
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