Ground Stroke Analysis

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  1. chay337

    chay337 Rookie

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    Hi,

    I've been hitting for almost 4 years now. Any tips on improving my FH and BH are appreciated. I am a benchmark 3.0. Thanks in advance.

    http://youtu.be/ih348mBRvX4
     
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  2. chay337

    chay337 Rookie

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    There must be something I'm not doing right!
     
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  3. cluckcluck

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    Put the camera behind you (half the time you're out of frame from this angle).

    What I see is that you're late to start your swing thus you're having to rush and you make poor contact. You are arming the ball most of the time, you need to include some better (or more) shoulder rotation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J923Opqthy0

    Post another video from behind so it's clearer as to what's going on.
     
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  4. LeeD

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    Try to set your feet on your forehands like you do on your 2hbh's.
    It's fine to weight the backfoot, and to lift the front, but you take it one step farther and get out of balance.
    Your few 2hbh's look much better than your flailing Nadal esq forehands.
     
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  5. user92626

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    You actually hit very well. Any more improvement will be from many little things that combine and create a big change.

    That and well, how you move and play a match? People can hit "less" than you but can play a way better match. Know what I mean?
     
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  6. chay337

    chay337 Rookie

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    Thanks.

    Thanks, these 2 tips are enough for me to work on this coming week. Will report back with new videos.
     
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  7. Chas Tennis

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    The current forehands often have a lag where the arm hangs back as the body turn starts. See high speed videos. This important phase of your stroke was usually out of the field of view for most strokes. Also, the video frame rate does not capture many frames during that fastest action leading to ball impact.

    How much stretch shortening cycle ('loading') belongs in your forehand?

    Nadal lag.
    https://vimeo.com/63687035

    This series of stroke analyses is very good for comparison.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HnEstvXd8s

    Looks like a very good developing stroke.
     
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