In his day we were talking about the types of serves that we can find in the pádel. Two formations were explained: serve the Australian and classic serve. In this article we will talk about a third, the Basque serve.
In the first place, we are going to remember the main difference between the serve to the Australian and the classic serve, the position that each player of the pair that performs the service will defend. With the serve to the Australian each player will be in charge of ALWAYS defending her side, while in the classic serve each player of the couple that serves will have to defend both positions (the right and backhand).
The serve to the Basque, an innovative training
From Basque lands we received a new formation for the service in the pádel which turns out to be quite innovative, which they called the Basque serve, a formation that comes from doubles tennis.
Far from being a simple invention, this new form of serve has been developed and implemented by the technical team of the club. pádel Padeleku coming to be verified its utility by the Spanish team runner-up in the world in Mallorca 2014.
Advantages and disadvantages of serving Basque
- You need a lot of coordination with your partner ... a bad implementation can make the player in the net take a hit or you can earn the point easily.
- If it is carried out in a coordinated way it can be a surprise factor for the opponents. As we see in the video, the player in the network sends instructions to the player who takes. The synchronization between both players will be key.
- This technique can break at a certain moment the monotony in a match where couples know each other very well.
Is this training useful?
This new form of serve can be interesting if the partner who performs it has it well rehearsed. In any case, it should be carried out in a timely manner at certain moments of a match looking for the surprise factor. If you look at the older brother of the pádel, tennis, we can see how in doubles this technique is used at certain times.