View Full Version : The backswing: Vertical racketposition, head "down", anyone do this?

05-12-2007, 03:51 PM
Like Sampras and McEnroe, ever noticed? racket head sort of hanging downwards vertical, not horizontal to the court... Strange question i know... Sort of the opposite to Kafelnikov, understand? Samras had the leading elbow too on the backhand, i have sort of similar strokes, pros and cons? opinions?

05-12-2007, 03:59 PM
I think it's fine to do if you can do it consistently.

You may add more side spin or get more mishits if you do it all the time, and I kind of feel Sampras and McEnroe did this because of their grips and how often they picked up low balls.

I think every has to be able to do it though, there will be that time you gotta hit that running low ball passing shot for the clean winner.

05-12-2007, 04:10 PM
Yes it feels more natural to me, and better for my TE on backhands, but it is all clay for me now, hate the high bounce, but thats a different story...

05-12-2007, 04:42 PM
if its more natural, then go with it!

05-13-2007, 01:35 PM
Anyone else?

05-13-2007, 03:04 PM
yup. i hit the FHs that way if i can get setup.

05-14-2007, 10:51 AM
dont u create momentum with the small loop by having the raquet head up