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BeachTennis
05-14-2006, 02:46 PM
Check this video tip and Drill out!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5-9AukgW4I

tpe11etier
05-14-2006, 02:55 PM
Good way to screw up your arm too...:)

Andres
05-14-2006, 03:05 PM
Seems like a great way to improve your topspin serve ;)

J-man
05-14-2006, 03:12 PM
might try it. but it will hurt my legs like hell

Kabob190
05-14-2006, 03:16 PM
i tried that before, couldnt get a ball in

BeachTennis
05-14-2006, 03:16 PM
might try it. but it will hurt my legs like hell

you can use a towel or some kind of padding

watch your racket on the finish

looseswing
05-14-2006, 03:22 PM
This is a drill that my pro used to do with us when we were young, i think it probably does help.

tennus
05-15-2006, 03:35 AM
Check this video tip and Drill out!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5-9AukgW4I
Good Drill if you have a problem dropping your head. But really, nothing new here as even beginner coaches use it! :confused:

1171
05-15-2006, 04:47 AM
Why on your knees?

You can do the practice sitting in the chair.

BeachTennis
05-15-2006, 12:23 PM
Why on your knees?

You can do the practice sitting in the chair.


Yes this can be done from a chair or a small stool.

Sit on your butt !

The point is to work on hitting up with spin

Bungalo Bill
05-15-2006, 12:34 PM
Yes this can be done from a chair or a small stool.

Sit on your butt !

The point is to work on hitting up with spin

More to the point, the hitting on your knees helps you feel proper rotation and to have a loose arm to hit with more power. A player that isolates the upper body will need to loosen the arm and shoulder to help accelerate the racquet better.

kicker75
05-15-2006, 01:14 PM
Yes...it's a drill to help you hit "up" on the ball and also confine your service motion to just your upper body.

Similar to hitting serves while standing in ball hoppers. Isolate your lower body, so you improve technically with your upper body motion. (of course, being in ball hoppers does not really help you learn to hit up on the ball)

Bungalo Bill
05-15-2006, 02:03 PM
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Similar to hitting serves while standing in ball hoppers. Isolate your lower body, so you improve technically with your upper body motion. (of course, being in ball hoppers does not really help you learn to hit up on the ball)

Very good tip.