Forehand similarities - Delpo / Soderling

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  1. rk_sports

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    What I noticed is that both Delpo and Soderling usage (or lack) of role of left hand setting up the Forehand and still have that unbelievably powerful shot!

    Am I off in my observation?
    If not, is this an effective approach to imitate/learn to have a powerful forehand?

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  2. Wes_Loves_Dunlop

    Wes_Loves_Dunlop Professional

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    when i feel like hitting like soderling (following his extreme take back), i do seem to hit harder and flatter, but i dont seem to have as much accuracy. the ball would still be in the court, but the area of target would be 1-2 feet wide as opposed a traditional forehand and haing the room for error being less than a foot.

    also, it is kind of hard to stretch your left arm that far back, that might be why soderling doesnt use his left arm
     
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  3. darthpwner

    darthpwner Banned

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    Their technique has less factors and is a simpler technique than when you have an active left arm. It makes it easier to time, but I believe an active left arm is better if you have time to set up
     
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  4. Cody

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    i defiantly noticed that soderling doesn't use his non domiant arm very much.
     
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  5. rk_sports

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    Hmm, if I read that correctly.. not using active left arm could actually makes a better shot.. since.. when do you do that?.. when you're under pressure meaning no time to set up..
     
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  6. moroni

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    i tried it and i failed.. i did find more power but with that came less accuracy and i missed more shots than i could afford so i switched back to normal forehand
     
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