Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Verbal_Kint, Aug 29, 2006.
Just have a look
Someone's trying to dress like Federer
No way! He never wore that shirt, or the shoes! I'm a general Nike FanBoy, not a Federer Clothing Fanboy!
Looks very nice. Your forehand takeback is unconventional. I've actually never seen anything like it. But you get things on track and get good contact and follow through.
I would play around with getting a standard pro takeback, because I think it would help you improve your timing.
its like roddicks takeback.
My feeling is that on your serve you are dropping the racket head too early. It's best to launch your forward swing from the trophy position rather than the backscratch position. Kind of techy I know but it's a fault I have trouble shaking and see it (or want to see it) in lots of other people.
By the way, what type of racket are you playing with?
Prestige Classics (since 3 weeks, used to play i.Radicals, before that: Yonex SRD tour 90s)
I thought that it was the PC, but remember you saying that you played with the Yonex. How're you finding the PC and did you buy it in Europe? There seems to be a relative glut in availability now.
Second hand, 3 for 200 Euros (2 classics, one prestige tour) at Marktplaats.nl. There is also a german site selling 3 for 300 (new) with a reel of string.
Good deal. I saw the German site, but they won't ship to the UK. I found that strange. Why not make a sale within the EC?
Probably because it's not a Euro Country.. not that I understand that..
Your serve motion looks OK to me. But it looks like you are pushing your knees forward and then leaning back on your forehand stroke.
both your serve and forehand could use a bit more effort on shoulder rotation. your serve and forehand look pretty slow. if you're trying to copy roddick's motions, you would need to explode into the shots more....
You guys always play without lines over there?
Whats interesting to me is that you didn't really seem to use your non-dominant arm much in your forehand takeback, yet you still had a decent shoulder turn.
Thanks for all the comments guys.
I think I'm past copying strokes by now, but I see how it could look like Roddick.
I agree on exploding more, that's also my number one goal at the moment, to hit harder (I've got depth and placement pretty much down, so pace should be next). The shoulder turn without non-hitting arm interference probably comes from feeding balls (used to help my own pro with the kids, 3 balls in one hand --> no racket takeback with the left hand).
About the lines issue, this was during a tournament and I missed them a lot.. It's a new type of ourt called smashcourt, which plays ok (the best gravel-substitute so far for me), but the lines are a BIG issue for me as well.
Hey Marnix haven`t seen you for a while.
Roger, is that you? LOL you play the PC very nicely.
bend your knees a little more on the serves.
I think that if you're hitting with a heavier racket, like a PC, you can afford a less explosive swing than with something like a Pure Drive. Am I wrong to think that the heavier the racket the less fast you have to swing? Look at Murray -- he can clobber the ball off a slow looking swing because his set up is so good and because his racket is so heavy.
I also think that it helps to try to generate power off your back foot, then shoulder turn, and then finally arm motion. If you get the timing right and swing from your back foot smoothly, you get huge power without anything having to move too fast. Am I wrong?
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