Hewitt holds his stick too high

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  1. PackardDell

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    People say Hewitt needs more power to compete against the top 10. Would it help if he would hold his grip a bit lower. There is plenty of room for it as well as most pros do it.
     
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  2. MajinX

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    it doesnt look that high to me... its pretty low, and a tiny bit lower shouldnt change his power so dramaticly it will make him win alot of games he doesnt win, power isnt the only thing that determines how great a player is, hewitt is pretty good already too.
     
  3. ledor

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    no, much better control choking up on the racquet. Power is irrelevant to the way he plays his game which is counterpuncher, for the opponent to make a mistake. Yes, he will make winners, but that's all in the rhythm of the game.
     
  4. vince916

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    Im not sure how those few mm in distance would equate to a dramatic increase in power.

    I hold around the same area maybe a few mm lower.
     
  5. PackardDell

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    try it yourself
     
  6. DashaandSafin

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    I love how we actually think our analysis can help pro's games...
     
  7. Breaker

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    Let alone grand slam champions who have been number one in the world...
     
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    I don't know about you guys, but I'm not offering free advice to nobody :D No sir!
     
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    Roddick does the same thing as Hewitt.
     
  10. Z-Man

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    Why not just make the racquet 1/3 inch longer?
     
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  12. superman1

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    I think Hewitt knows how to hit the ball considering he's spent his entire life running around tennis courts hitting every type of ball on every type of court against every type of player...
     
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    uh i donno were u hold the racket?? ( with the butt in the centre of ur hand) but that grip seems at a normal position.
     
  14. PackardDell

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    this guy holds it stick significantly lower, also playing tennis whole of his life
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  15. TENNIS_IS_FUN

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    Well I'm guessing that by lowering his takeback, Hewitt would increase the loopiness of his forehand, generating much more topspin, resulting in a heavier ball. I'm guessing by doing this though he would lose his drive on the forehand...then again, lowering it too much can be bad (Ex. Andy Roddick)
     
  16. Chauvalito

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    Is Hewitt's racket extended? I believe that it is, which might offset his choice in grip location.
     
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    Uh, I think the OP meant that Hewitt has his hand too high on the grip...
     
  18. flyer

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    no matter what hewitt does he will never be top 10 again, ENOUGH WITH THE HEWITT THREADS, HE STINKS!!!!!
     
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    F my life.
     
  20. [d]ragon

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    it works for him and thats all that matters.
     
  21. Bogie

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    these guys hold it considerably higher than hewitt. they don't look too weak to me. i heard they're pretty good as well......
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  23. SFrazeur

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    Alright, I'm feeling 12 year old right now. pretend this is not in the context of tennis: "Hewitt holds his stick too high."

    Thank you and goodnight!

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  24. HyperHorse

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    I don't get it. They're all choking up.
    i always hold the grip right at the bottom..
    Any higher and u start to feel vibrations.. Which isn't good.
    My thoughts were always, more leverage= more power/control.
    I mean just look at Fed, the grip is 1/4 out of his hand!
     
  25. Bogie

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    and to really put a stamp on this arguement......if you think that these guys are lacking power then you need help. and yet, look how high they hold the racquet.
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    Haha I hadn't picked up on that one.
     
  27. deme08

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    LOL that just looks so wrong!

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    ^^^Naldy is a master in the 2HBH
     
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    and if you don't think about it, Ferrero, A-Rod, and others have extended frames.... Federer and Nadal, e.g., don't..
     
  30. Ocean Drive

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    Well it didn't stop him from winning Slams and becoming the best player in the world.
     
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    I'm not a fan of Hewitt's big, high takeback on his forehand. Just doesn't look right (although it does work for him).
     
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    When I first saw this topic, I was looking at his pants in the pictures to see if there was something wrong with his other stick >_>
     
  33. Pro Staff Pete

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    I usually hold my racquet the way Federer does, but every now and then when I have a blister on my palm, I hold the racquet a bit higher like Hewitt > generating less power. But yeah, that's me.

    It differs for anyone though.
     
  34. Cup8489

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    more power, possibly. definitely not more control. the higher up the grip you hold it, the more your hand is on the frame, thus the more control you have over where it goes. i am speaking from experience that i prefer the slight choke to the hand half off style of federer. it's just more comfortable and controlling that way. and sometimes feeling the vibrations ARE good, for you can get a sense of how you're hitting.
     
  35. fastdunn

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    it looks pretty standard to me.

    in federer's case, he uses very small grip size for his hand and he is maximizing his sling shot style swing...
     
  36. PackardDell

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    Interesting. What can we conclude from it?
    Below agasi, holding it as low as possible too.

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  37. Bogie

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    actually, dudi sela has everyone beat. he holds the racquet with 4 fingers and his pinky is completely off of the racquet.

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  38. BOZO

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    I temporary grabed the grip same as Dudi Sela (^picture above^) because I got cut at the low end of my palm. Actually, I supposed to stop playing tennis for 2 - 3 days but I can't so I grabed the racquet like that hit for 3 hours I got TE !! damn .........
     

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