Best 1-Sentence Advice

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Best 1-Sentence Advice

  1. Watch the ball.

    23 vote(s)
    37.7%
  2. Slow down your stroke.

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. Footwork, period.

    22 vote(s)
    36.1%
  4. Breathe.

    7 vote(s)
    11.5%
  5. Know your game.

    7 vote(s)
    11.5%
  1. SoBad

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  3. AsianArnold1

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  4. CoachingMastery

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    Among my favorite coined phrases that apply to developing an Advanced Foundation:

    "Hit and Hold"...This means to hold your finish after each stroke for a conscious moment. What this does is prevents you from overhitting and always hitting from a balanced position...Also makes you move your feet better since you know you will need to hold for that brief moment.

    "Keep the Plane the Same"...this means that NO MATTER what type of swing or stroke you have, you will want to maintain the integrity of the hitting surface of your racquet (plane). If your racquet is changing within the contact window, (Dishing, flipping, rolling, flicking, etc), you will almost never create a repeatable, reliable swing path.

    "Set and Hold" ...this is for volleys. Set the racquet angle for the desired target before the ball gets to you, hold the finish. If the ball is hit on the strings and you have the correct angle, the ball will ALWAYS go where you want. Most players have some element of swing in their volleys...not because they are trying to hit the volley with added pace, but because they don't have the angle set before the ball gets to them...so they literally have to swing the racquet to gain the desire angle. And then they hit the ball too hard or too late or too early.

    "Across the Ball" or "At the Ball" these two phrases are more for the serve: across the ball implies I am going to move my strings across the ball for spin. At the Ball implies I'm going to hit the ball much flatter. Simple phrases that can help players know what they want the racquet to do.
     
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    ^^^there's also one in wInner!

    Not sure it's the "best" advice as the "best" advice will be unique to each player, but the sentence I used to use the most was "get your body behind the ball" (now replaced with "roll on to it")

    Cheers
     
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    your wrist is a world of magic.
     
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