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fedex27
04-25-2005, 05:42 PM
can someone describe how federer sets up his feet and his takeback on his forehand? i got the actuall swing but not the feet understood. thanks

Marius_Hancu
04-25-2005, 06:00 PM
Check the link here:

How 'Body Sense' Makes Better Tennis Players
by Rhys Thomas
http://www.ultimatebalance.com/art2_tennisone.html
(Vin helped with finding this article)

Review both Borg and Federer.

What's specific to Federer is the small adjustment steps, including "stutter steps" he makes on the toes of his feet before setting up his final semi-open/open stance.

You can do that too if you have your knees well flexed and are able to move laterally and backwards via small jumping steps, like getting the feel of the court through your toes. He's never glueing his feet until setting up.

one can see that the latest athletic stance (Federer) is more demanding (knees more flexed)
amazing adjustment/braking small steps by Borg

SAVE THESE GIFS NOW on your PC!
you'll come back many times to them.

Marius_Hancu
04-25-2005, 06:01 PM
Check Sampras's footwork here:
http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/Q.Luo/
(page discovered by Exile; thanks)
go to the bottom of the page and select
Forehand
Forehand in Moving

Use the slo-mo slider on the left of the pic to adjust speed.

Exile
04-25-2005, 06:37 PM
I'm so glad I did that google search that day, you seem to be getting alot of use from that link Marius.

Marius_Hancu
04-25-2005, 07:41 PM
I'm so glad I did that google search that day, you seem to be getting alot of use from that link Marius.

Absolutely, thanks again.

fedex27
04-26-2005, 02:38 PM
thank you marius and exile, that was exactly what i was looking for

iksmols
07-09-2005, 11:43 AM
He performs quick step dance just before he hits.