Early women's tennis

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  1. Clintspin

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  2. pc1

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    Great link. I enjoyed it.
     
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  3. treblings

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    agreed, thanks for posting.
    will watch it later this evening, after i come back from the tennis courts:)
     
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    Excellent! Interesting to see some completely 1 handed (no support from the left hand), topspin backhands by the ladies of the 20's. They definitely understood their spin.
     
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    interesting to see helen wills hit a few windshield wiper forehands. also noticed that her follow through on the backhand was variable (maybe depending on whether she hit flat, slice or topspin) but the preparation seemed the same all the time. today, slices and topspins have different backswings.
     
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    I really missed seeing Lenglen, she was as astonishing as Tilden...and more fun watching¬°¬°¬°
     
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    I've seen the footage before, and its awesome. Their grips, set up, everything they did was amazing, and some of it passed down right into todays era, although of course there has been some evolution. But this is the kind of thing that is prooof that players from several decades ago were just as technically capable as those today.
     
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