How important is it to...

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by lenosucks, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. lenosucks

    lenosucks New User

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    How important is it to stay grounded on your forehands? I hit with an open stance, semi-western grip, and really like to put alot of pace and spin on the ball. The problem is, at least according to my coach, that I should be staying on the ground and staying low. I seem to either push off on my back (right) foot or to come off the ground a little off my toes. My coach is a very good coach, and was very succesful as a player in his younger days, and still is a great player, but i'm not sure if he's completely right here, since he's more schooled in the flat-hitting, older school style, while my game is obviously new school. So my questions are how important is it to stay grounded, and if it truly is very important, what are some tips to stay grounded while still being able to basically keep my same stroke?
     
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  2. TwistServe

    TwistServe Guest

    It depends.. I've been told not to "jump" and to "jump" into my shots by the same coach..

    If you're just jumping purposely to hit a ball than no you dont want to do that as it messes up your consistency.

    If you're jumping as a result of properly weight transfer/hip rotation/leg thrust/etc .. than yes thats good and keep doin it you'll have a powerful stroke.
     
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  3. lenosucks

    lenosucks New User

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    Yea, I'm not purposely jumping, it's just a result of my swing. And when I do try and stay grounded and low it seems like I can't use my legs to really hit into the shot.
     
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  4. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith New User

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with coming off the ground. When I do it it feels perfectly natural. It usually happens after I hit a hard shot. On warmup shots or casual shots I don't lift up as much.
     
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