View Full Version : The backswing: Vertical racketposition, head "down", anyone do this?
05-12-2007, 04:51 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, 04:59 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, 05:10 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, 05:42 PM
if its more natural, then go with it!
05-13-2007, 02:35 PM
05-13-2007, 04:04 PM
yup. i hit the FHs that way if i can get setup.
05-14-2007, 11:51 AM
dont u create momentum with the small loop by having the raquet head up
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