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TwistServe
04-06-2004, 11:16 PM
I know the basic theory.. I just can't excute it..

I practice with full strokes and and good form but the hits arent consistent enough.. During match play i revert back to poking and half swings which keep me more consistent and I can beat my friends that way... But I need to start doing real strokes..

Should I invest in a ball machine so I can practice the strokes over and over.. I mean its gotta happen naturally after thousands of repetitions?>?? hehe

Anyone have a good ball machine recommendation that won't empty my wallet?

Oh forgot to mention.. i've been playing about 3 months and i've taken a few group classes .. Grip is semi-west

Anonymous
04-07-2004, 08:02 AM
I wouldn't go for a ball machine, they are pretty expensive,
hit with your friends and try to focus on all the aspects of a good groundstroke, with practice you'll get it.
Take a look at the discussions on groundstrokes in this section, there is alot of good info

predrag
04-07-2004, 11:53 AM
Anyone have a good ball machine recommendation that won't empty my wallet?

Oh forgot to mention.. i've been playing about 3 months and i've taken a few group classes .. Grip is semi-west

There is a much cheaper solution: WALL

Take a really soft tennis ball and find a decent wall. Stand as close to the wall
as you can, while you are still able to hit consistently.
Half an hour a day to start, until you build stamina.
Your goal is 100 strokes in a rally.

If you can afford it, 1-to-1 lesson with the pro who knows what he is doing
is the best way for you to get your rhythm going.
I feel that group lessons are cash generator for the pro, while you do not get
enough of his attention.

Regards, Predrag