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jlspeed29
08-30-2006, 10:56 PM
I am having a problem with my girlfriend when she hits her forehands. Her left hand stays close to her body at all times (like its glued) I want her to extend her arm out but Im not entirely sure how to tell her. She wants me to give her reasons why. apparently "because all the pros do it" isnt a good enough reason for her...haha...In any case, does it have to do with her balance when hitting a shot? Maybe even giving her more power and control? If so, i need evidence i guess...


Please advise!

I want her to hit better groundstrokes with more pace and control!

jlspeed29
08-30-2006, 10:59 PM
She needs to utilize her other hand kinda like this.....
http://pic17.picturetrail.com/VOL806/3689094/10300389/183103892.jpg

http://pic17.picturetrail.com/VOL806/3689094/10300389/183103891.jpg

DragonFly
08-30-2006, 11:28 PM
tell her it allows her to use her core body more, and it helps with balance. I think gluing the arm to her side creates tightness and an unrelaxed body. you end up wasting energy.

andyroddick's mojo
08-31-2006, 12:03 AM
for one, you need your hand out there to keep balance. after the racket spins quickly around your body, its best to catch your racket, so you don't end up turning 90 degrees by the force of the racket acceleration, get it?

jlspeed29
08-31-2006, 08:11 AM
thanks for the replies!
For me it was just conventional, y'know, never really thought about it but always did it type-of-thing...

varuscelli
08-31-2006, 08:32 AM
Yeah, tell her that if she doesn't get that other hand out there, she'll be an unbalanced person.

I mean, tell her she won't be a well-balanced person.

I mean...

Well, you get the idea. :neutral:

;)

jlspeed29
08-31-2006, 09:10 AM
^^ good one i dont know if thats a safe one for me to tell my g/f..lol
"Hey babe, you're an unbalanced person! Stick your arm out there!"...
I tell you this girl she needs facts!

varuscelli
08-31-2006, 09:19 AM
^^ good one i dont know if thats a safe one for me to tell my g/f..lol
"Hey babe, you're an unbalanced person! Stick your arm out there!"...
I tell you this girl she needs facts!

Actually, don't use it. I tried it on my wife and I'm still on probation. :(

jlspeed29
08-31-2006, 09:31 AM
haha i feel your pain....for all i know im probably STILL on probation for my last offense, i might as well do it!

Mick
08-31-2006, 09:44 AM
Borg would use his left hand to track the position of the ball as he was hitting it.

See the pics below:

http://www.kskssports.com/ksks_sports/sports_illustrated/1970s/images/si7374.jpeg

http://www.kskssports.com/ksks_sports/sports_illustrated/1980s/images/si8188.jpeg

Andres
08-31-2006, 09:50 AM
There is no girlfriend, right? :mrgreen:

jlspeed29
08-31-2006, 11:40 AM
There is no girlfriend, right? :mrgreen:

lol... is that similar to "define girlfriend" haha

Andres
08-31-2006, 12:06 PM
lol... is that similar to "define girlfriend" haha
No, I meant a total different thing ;)

jlspeed29
08-31-2006, 12:34 PM
http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/2092/blinkjq2.gif=jlspeed29