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      Hittinh myself when I serve

      Hi guys, I'm just wondering... Do you guys hit the side of the racket on yourself on serves too? When I serve heavy backspin/sidespin serves I end up hitting myself and that's now a problem because I'm literally destroying my rubber... Am I using the wrong technique? Or that's supposed to be normal?Click image for larger version. 

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      Are you hurt?

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      I hit myself too 80% all the time.. Just make sure that your shirt is not very wet.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lasta View Post
      Are you hurt?
      Only when I practice the same serve like 200 times in a row

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hamasaki_Fanz View Post
      I hit myself too 80% all the time.. Just make sure that your shirt is not very wet.
      Is that a thing? Does it not damage the rubber that much if I'm dry?

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      I don't normally hit myself when serving, but it could happen if you use a lot of speed and power to generate more spin.

      Hugo himself said that he hits his stomach because of his service.
      (at 28:24)

      https://youtu.be/Y8UW7oTPr14?t=1704


      Still, I'm pretty sure you shouldn't be destroying your rubbers because of that. Maybe you could try to tighten your grip during or slightly after contact with the ball to slow/stop your racket before it hits you.

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      I think some people Do it and it is pretty normal. But i Do not think it is normal to destroy your rubber from it. Quality issues? Use edgetape?

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      Are you made of concrete? Where are you hitting yourself? I would imagine heavy under spin the blade may impact on your torso say ribs area. But still enough to damage your rubber????


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      Lol what the fk? How does one hit himself so often that it would destroy a rubber like that?

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      I have seen players who hit themselves in the forehaed doing topspins but never while serving hehehe

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      Quote Originally Posted by vik2000 View Post
      Lol what the fk? How does one hit himself so often that it would destroy a rubber like that?
      A closet masochist? It's OK, we don't judge.

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      Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear View Post
      I have seen players who hit themselves in the forehaed doing topspins but never while serving hehehe
      that hurts, i have never seen that before

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      Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear View Post
      I have seen players who hit themselves in the forehaed doing topspins but never while serving hehehe
      Happened to a couple of times hahaha
      Not a pleasant feeling at all.

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      Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear View Post
      I have seen players who hit themselves in the forehaed doing topspins but never while serving hehehe
      I used to do this and one particularly bad goose-egg on my forehead is what prompted me to get a coach. The human body does weird things when you try to make it react quickly under stress...

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