Forehand frustrations (GRRRR)

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by bdaniels, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. bdaniels

    bdaniels New User

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    My slice backhand is flawless. It's the only shot where I can consistently hit it with good power and accuracy. My forehand on the other hand is ridiculously crappy. I consider myself a 2.5-3.0 player.

    To give you guys an idea I rented a ball machine for an hour today. I only screwed up about 5 of my backhands. My forehand however hit about 50% of the balls (out of 100ish) into the net or into the back fence. That means I hit a total of about 150 forehands into the net or back fence today. The rest were weak and inaccurate. I just don't understand the form and the grips all that much...I guess the only answer is to spend some time with a pro and have him help me out.
     
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  2. Kana Himezaki

    Kana Himezaki Semi-Pro

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    What grip do you use? Can you describe your motion? What's happening in it?

    Are you swinging too much just across, rather than extending through the ball? That's often a result for netted and long balls.

    I need more information. Do a search on forehands though, you'll find plenty of good instruction.
     
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  3. bdaniels

    bdaniels New User

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    I think i found out my problem...the racquet I own is only 8.3 ounces which is way too light for me...i think thats why I mishit on the forehand a lot too or the racquet goes back too far or twists in my hands.
     
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  4. willy89

    willy89 Guest

    dont mind me asking, but how much did you rent your ball machine for? haha..i was thinking of renting one also, but dont know where and the cost.
     
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  5. bdaniels

    bdaniels New User

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    This place in Pleasanton called "Pleasanton Sports Park", it has a huge tennis center with about 12 courts and a center court. You can rent the ball machine for 14 bucks an hour. It's an older machine but it's fun and gets the job done.

    http://www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/pdf/recdirectsp.pdf

    It's a good idea to call in advance and book the machine and a court though:
    (925) 931-3446

    You don't need to bring your own balls, they provide them.
     
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  6. willy89

    willy89 Guest

    thanks alot for telling me bdaniels!
     
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