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  1. hieu1811

    hieu1811 New User

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    A local pro helped me film these 2 months back, but he doesn't want to do a video analysis for me yet. So i would like to ask tt pros instead :).

    Every stroke is hit down the line, as per the pro's instruction.

    Forehand front view:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfyiIlEbTdk

    Forehand side view:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb1n06BYtIw

    Backhand front view:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEDR7nPVaVY

    Backhand side view:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QFGj_OyyTs

    1st serve front view:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEq2uKpnv54

    2nd serve front view:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5nHPoZPeU0

    Forehand volley front view:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irzIDyTTt9c

    Backhand volley front view:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpMcDHnkQLY
     
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  2. Roger Wawrinka

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    Forehand: there's too much arm in your swing. Try getting your body into your shot more.

    Backhand: looks pretty good overall but try bending your front knee more. You will get a lot more action on the ball.

    Serve: try sliding your back foot closer to your front foot. You're balance will be a lot better.

    Backhand volley: good

    Forehand volley: there's a little too much swing.
     
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  3. hieu1811

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    Below are previous comments saying that i have a sissy groundstroke with lack of power since May 2013
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=467428

    Since then i have worked to hit with slightly faster body rotation and racquet head speed. Has been 2 months and above is my more recent ground strokes.

    Things i'm working on with my forehand right now:
    1. Hold racquet with left hand further and only release when racquet is at my right side.

    2. Turn my hip more before the shot

    I'm open to all the criticisms, the more the better :)
     
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  4. Shroud

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    I only looked at the backhand.

    Its hard to tell from the angles in the vid, but it looks more flat then topspin. Is that right? If so maybe lower the takeback so your swingpath is more low to high. It never once goes lower than your hips.

    One day you might need to vary your spin on your shots to beat a particular opponent and being able to hit with topspin and vary the amount from shot to shot is a good thing.
     
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  5. Gyswandir

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    On both sides you are not using your legs (bending is there, but not enough and not used to add to the stroke).
    On the fh, I don't like the early separation of the left hand. In fact they are totally separate, but this is not a must have. Also, seems like you are sometimes relying more on the arm than the core.
    On the bh, wrong prep (you put the racket in your left hand and hold it slightly side and front, then when the ball is close, you start going back, then you hit). You should start with the backswing you reach late. Also, the stroke is incomplete, probably because you are late in the backswing - do you feel rushed on fast balls? What I mean is that you start the stroke from the bent elbow position and almost flop your elbow to hit the ball. Your arm should be straight at the beginning of the forward swing. This would necessitate you lowering your arm and making a more low to high swing, which would increase spin and improve consistency.

    Check http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jW2_dyj6QiM&feature=plpp and http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tWTPw1l3qIU&feature=relmfu
     
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  6. Tennisean

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    My advice would be to look like you're going to hit something.

    In the video I looked it, it doesn't look like you are, to any great extent, at least.
     
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  7. hieu1811

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    This sounds right, i always rely on a bent hand, and just brush it over using supination (something like WW Forehand on the reverse clockwise direction). I do have the rush on fast balls, always feel late and mostly only comfortable hitting slower balls. I always feel something is wrong with my backhand prep, and now you point it out. Initially my coach asked me to just lower the racquet at the back and hit straight like James Blake. Later he asked me to draw a circle and that somehow screwed things up for me.

    With the straight arm method ... do you suppose I can use supination to brush it up? Or I have to keep the straight arm and keep it stable but brush from low to high using the whole arm?

    This is great advice by the way, I will spend this whole weeks practicing this at home with my The Eye Coach device.
     
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  8. hieu1811

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    Thanks for the advice ... but i don't get this point. Can you help elaborate a little bit further?
     
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  9. Gyswandir

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    Personally, I don't believe in a WW bh, but if you can find a coach saying it can be done, I'm willing to listen. I think that you can sort of use this to make short angle shots on short balls in the service area, but still not exaggerate it, just slightly supinate in addition to the wrist action.
     
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  10. hieu1811

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    Are you saying that i should :
    1. Bend more
    2. Straighten leg up into the ball contact to add more force?
     
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  11. Gyswandir

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    Yes. The kinetic chain starts with the legs. However, it is more accurate to say racket head speed (RHS), which you can use for spin or power depending on the direction of your leg drive/body/racket.

    check this video (I didn't check what the commentator says, just watch Ndal's left leg, when he hits his FHs) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e73vn7e2Ivw

    The reason why you sometime see Pros in the air hitting their FH is the extreme of this move.
     
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  12. Tennisean

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    How about; prepare like you're going to hit something? (or look/prepare like you're gonna kill something, if you really want to play good)

    Another option is to keep moving whenever the balls in play. That tends to help with everything else.
     
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  13. hieu1811

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    I get what you mean. Ideally i would like to keep my feet always moving that, but it gets pretty tiring after a while. My fitness even though is improving, is not at that level yet. I still get pretty tired after an hour individual session. Still in progress though, i do exercise on a daily basis, but lack the real dying motivation to push it to the limit yet.
     
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  14. hieu1811

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    Thanks... i actually played with an AP Belt before to help with bending... maybe it's time i take it out, set it lower and practice with it again on a weekly basis.
     
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  15. LeeD

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    Serves, you left foot fault almost every time.
    Swing looks OK, more around the ball than through, but you might be hitting top/slice first serves. Second serves look better. Do you move forwards more on second serves than first serves? Should be the other way.
    Forehand volley, not bad, but mechanical...hit more.
    Backhand volley, your contact point is too close to your body, elbows bent, not good.
     
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