View Full Version : Weight Transfer on Hardcourt & Grass

08-23-2007, 05:48 PM
Got an issue with Grass that needs solving.. On Hardcourt transferring weight from forward to back foot is easy and I get good rythym because I do it at a certain speed that works for that surface.

But on grass with the sand it is different.

When I do it at my normal speed like I do on hardcourt I run into balance
problems on Grass when doing the weight transfer and feels like the weight
hasn't transfered properly and is not balanced but feels unstable under
my back foot soon as I make the shift during the motion..... This is what
happens when I shift my weight back at my normal speed.

On Hardcourt the weight remains stable and centered. But not on this
surface with the sand.

If I speed up the transfer on grass, I find my weight transfers better
and is more stable, but then that change in timing also throws off the
timing and rythym in the rest of my serve and upsets it....

08-23-2007, 06:59 PM
sand? so i guess ur talkin about synthetic grass then?

08-24-2007, 06:19 PM
Yes Synthetic grass surface is causing me a couple of annoying issues (especially when that surface is a little damp.)

For as soon as there's a tiny little slip of the foot or foot moving
out of position during the motion, it causes the head to drop too early
in the serve and end up hitting under the ball and sending it straight
into the top of the tape.