How does Your Serve Stack Up?


Master Professional Jorge Capestany shows you how you can determine how you serve STACKS up to the rest of your game.

Project Details

  • Date July 23, 2020
  • Tags Serve

Responses (26)

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  1. David
    August 3, 2020 at 1:50 pm · Reply

    Mr. Capestany if you had two bars for each of the shots, one for practice proficiency say in blue and a second for match proficiency say in red it would have made your presentation more effective. We would have been left with the graphical impact of how much of a shortfall there is between practice and match execution. Thanks.

    • Jorge Capestany
      August 5, 2020 at 2:40 pm · Reply

      Good point

  2. Leslie Walker
    July 27, 2020 at 3:37 am · Reply

    Thought provoking scale. How do I get from can do in practice to deployable in match?

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 28, 2020 at 1:53 pm · Reply

      In my opinion, that all happens with more match play experience.. there needs to be a scoreboard.

  3. Grace
    July 26, 2020 at 6:34 pm · Reply

    The scale is a great construct for analysis and tool for ongoing performance improvement!

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 26, 2020 at 11:13 pm · Reply

      Thanks Grace!

  4. Marilla
    July 26, 2020 at 4:19 pm · Reply

    This is a great idea, especially when you said that there are specifics that can be worked on within each major category. The scale itself is very eye opening and will be very helpful to me to see where it’s worth spending practice time and in social matches, where I feel more confidant to try out something new before a real match. Thanks!

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 26, 2020 at 5:51 pm · Reply

      The scale is a great way to audit parts of your game.

  5. Sam S.
    July 24, 2020 at 10:41 pm · Reply

    Very helpful information on attempting to be a complete player regardless of age.

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 25, 2020 at 12:41 pm · Reply

      Thanks Sam

  6. Donald M Foley
    July 24, 2020 at 9:27 pm · Reply

    great measurement device

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 24, 2020 at 10:04 pm · Reply

      Thanks Donald

  7. Ray Arsenault
    July 24, 2020 at 9:18 pm · Reply

    Makes so much sense Jorge. I began focusing on my serve a while ago and now can claim it as a weapon. Once in a while I will score a love game on my serve. That feels GREAT. Thanks for the comparisons. I now feel better about my level of play.

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 24, 2020 at 10:05 pm · Reply

      It’s smart to have focused on your serve.

  8. Tim Allard
    July 24, 2020 at 2:45 pm · Reply

    Great Series. Very well laid out. Love the mix of discussion and video.

    I’m a strong 3.5 player in my late 60’s. Playing USTA and have made it to National Championships in the last two years. 55 plus, 7.0 In Orlando and 55 plus, 8.0 in Surprise AZ.
    Out 65 plus, 7.0, lost by one game in a tiebreaker after the first two days of qualifying. We won the elimination match and finished in third.

    We play and practice 3-4 times per week in season.

    As a co captain, I’m sharing this USTA series with my team mates.

    Thanks again for you great work Jorge.

    Tim Allard. Go Midwest

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 24, 2020 at 10:06 pm · Reply

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you found the videos useful

  9. Tracy Kennedy
    July 24, 2020 at 3:05 am · Reply

    Thanks Jorge! I really like these kinds of tools! So many of us talk the tool and use similar techniques with our athletes but it is so nice to have a simple visual!!

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 24, 2020 at 10:06 pm · Reply

      Thanks Tracy, I’m glad it was helpful

  10. Robin
    July 24, 2020 at 2:07 am · Reply

    i suggest you differentiate between first and second serve as many of us have forcing first serves and more feeble second serves. otherwise, I concur.

    my issues with my serves which were a weapon from age 15 to 70 became a real issue when my toss went AWOL. all my rhythm and such went as I had to wait to see where the toss was going. your 9 step process is helping me get the toss back in rhythm and I feel I am almost back as I approach my 80th birthday. i think i am finally letting it go about eye level as I turn my shoulders and get back on my back foot. worked yesterday at least.

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 24, 2020 at 10:07 pm · Reply

      Good points Robin

  11. Martha Capestany
    July 24, 2020 at 1:39 am · Reply

    As a coach I really like the visual effect of this type of audit. I have used it for a few of my players and I often have them fill it out first just to get their thoughts. It’s very revealing that they often don’t feel they can do certain things well even though I have seen them perform them in a match. I also fill out the audit for them from my perspective and it is great way to get them to share and talk about how they feel about their game and begin to instill more confidence.

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm · Reply

      Thanks… and YES this is my beautiful wife Marti commenting. 😉

  12. Noriko
    July 24, 2020 at 12:54 am · Reply

    This makes me think how I play objectively. It is helpful. Thank you.

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 24, 2020 at 10:09 pm · Reply

      You’re welcome Noriko

  13. Mary Ann Apone
    July 24, 2020 at 12:53 am · Reply

    Thank you for the graph and explanations in evaluating a player or myself. Your visual makes sense and allows analysis for improvement.

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 24, 2020 at 10:10 pm · Reply

      I’m glad you liked it Mary Ann

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