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TennisBaller90
01-03-2009, 02:55 PM
Hey everyone. I'm pretty much new to the forum and thought I'd throw up some videos of me hitting some groundies. Any critique is gladly accepted.

Sorry about the poor quality. I took these with my cell phone and when I can get a decent camera I'll put on some better videos
The first one is of my backhand which I consider the weaker side.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBrAR1Ftuyw&feature=channel_page

Ok, this one is of my forehand. The feeds were pretty short because I was practicing attacking balls.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTJxs191hWk&feature=channel

BestLefty UK
01-03-2009, 03:01 PM
On your forehand you seem to be like angled/leaning backwards... thats all I can see thats wrong with your technique

EDIT: Oh and on your backhand you need to be transferring weight into the shot

ronalditop
01-03-2009, 03:03 PM
i would suggest you stop wearing soccer clothes for tennis.

EikelBeiter
01-03-2009, 03:04 PM
Only thing i noticed is that you have to pull down your socks! you're playing tennis not soccer :)

EikelBeiter
01-03-2009, 03:05 PM
i would suggest you stop wearing soccer clothes for tennis.

damn you beat me to it

RestockingTues
01-03-2009, 03:07 PM
It doesn't look too bad though. Maybe I should wear soccer clothes for tennis sometime :)

TennisBaller90
01-03-2009, 03:07 PM
haha well it was cold and i havent worn those socks in FOREVER! thanks for all the critique you guys

Nellie
01-03-2009, 03:28 PM
On your backhand, keep your right elbow tucked in, getting the racquet head below the ball, and finish with the racquet over the right shoulder so that you finish with a "kiss" to the left bicep. As it is, you are hitting across the body and not getting any type of power or consistency.

TennisBaller90
01-03-2009, 03:36 PM
yea i think getting my racquet down a little lower would give me some more topspin too. thanks for the advice.