Groundstroke Evaluation.

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  1. Rafa4Ever

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  2. Rafa4Ever

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    Any thoughts? Especially on the feet.
     
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  3. Greg G

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    Nice jammies! :)

    Backhand looks good to me, though I am a one handed backhand guy, may not be the best judge. Forehand stroke looks good, maybe try loading/hitting off the outside leg
     
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  4. Rafa4Ever

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    I've been taught to hit with a closed stance whenever I get the chance, but when I'm stretched out wide I'll hit open.
     
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    A tip for next time: you may want to get the angle from behind too if possible, and maybe more than just one shot. I'd say ~2 minutes of continuous video is optimal!

    Your forehand is a very nice, fluid shot, but it seems to be 65% arm. You could use a bit more loading of the hips and shoulders.

    Backhand: It looks solid to me, perhaps a hitch in your swing in the takeback. But perhaps I'm not knowledgeable enough to comment on your bh!

    Your footwork -- can't really say from two shots, again referring to my first point -- a good nonstop 2 minutes of a hitting session will tell us a lot more.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Sounds good. I feel like the forehand loading is hard to see because of the closed stance. I'll try to get more footage, but it's tough because I rarely ever have a third person who can do these quick vids
     
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    If so, you can try mounting your camera; even duct tape can go a long way :wink:
     
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  8. Greg G

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    Oh yes I did mean to say that if you want comments on footwork, you should post more footage :)

    But yeah, nice fluid strokes!
     
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    This is my opinion too on your forehand. Try to move your hip towards the ball first and then let your arm follow.

     
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    any more thoughts on the backhand with the added video?
     
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    I see a lot of teenage tennis players wearing PJ pants now. What gives?
     
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  13. Rafa4Ever

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    I had never worn them before that day and I had never seen another junior wearing them either. Lol idk what it is
     
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