EE Grip & Racquet Head Speed

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by rbowser, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. rbowser

    rbowser Rookie

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    Ok, so my forehand has been off latley, don't know why, because a few days ago, it worked great. [Maybe because it was practice] Well, I lost a few matches today because my forehand was off, and it had no pace [it doesn't usually have pace anyway], would go long or in the net.

    During the games, I noticed some techincal errors/things I could improve on that I will focus on when I practice soon:
    -my footwork was bad
    -I waited for the ball too long, not hitting on the rise [still hard for me to do]
    -offcenter hits due to bad footwork
    -not enough racquet head speed
    -sometimes I wanted to drive straight through on shoulder high balls, but it seemed as if I hit high to low?

    I have an Extreme Eastern grip and I know if I want more pace and I want to keep it in especially with this grip, I need more topspin, and to do that I need more racquet head speed.

    Im short for my age [kinda], my parents aren't tall. I'm about 5'3" and I weigh 118. I know weight has something to do with the power you produce because when you move into the ball, you shift your body weight around? Or am I incorrect, anyway, technique and racquet head speed I think prove more.

    I want to learn how to:
    -hit more topspin, pace, by increasing racquet head speed.
    -Have a more fluid backswing and stroke overall, this is also requires good footwork.
    -I tend to prepare either too early or too late. I hit with soft hitters mostly, so I my takeback is slower because I have more time and my footwork is bad, and when I hit with hard hitters I'm off balance because I'm used to soft balls.

    OVERALL I need more racquet head speed.

    Good things I have about my forehand:
    -I try to go shoulder to shoulder
    -wrist laid back
    -loose arm, grip
    -I try to do low to high

    help...
     
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  2. rbowser

    rbowser Rookie

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    nobody? :sad:
     
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  3. LuckyR

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    My guess is noone has any experience with an "Extreme Eastern" FH grip...
     
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  4. rbowser

    rbowser Rookie

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    well, fine. Still, a general idea on how to improve racquet head speed..
     
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