I could have been a pro if...

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Joe Oldschool, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Joe Oldschool

    Joe Oldschool New User

    Feb 20, 2004
    I played in the days of the grass court. (And had someone to finance me to make a go at it).

    I hit on grass for the first time recently. I mean really hit on it. I got a couple of sessions on the stuff, and I couldn't believe how well I hit. The ball never bounces higher than shoulder height. It's awesome! No high backhands. No high forehands. Ever! It's like a dream come true for me, since I was taught the game with very convential strokes (eastern forehand and backhand).

    I have always favored the low forehand, but I didn't realize that grass favored this stroke so well. I had heard that grass bounced low, but I didn't really make the connection until I played on it.

    I now know what they mean when they say that Nicholas Escude is a grass courter/low ball hitter (that had always confused me, since he wasn't a serve/volleyer and I assumed that's what a grass courter had to be). I also now know how Graff played so well on the stuff as well.

    Even at thirty years old, I am pretty sure I could whip some Spanish Claycourter butt on grass. The stuff is like a dream come true for my strokes.

    Anyone want to finance a "never-was" to make a run at the Wimbledon qualies?
  2. Tim Tennis

    Tim Tennis Professional

    Feb 24, 2004
    Charleston, TN
    Hi Joe-- Just say not to drugs. All kidding aside don't discount those clay courters. What was that guys name Borg, he seemed to do pretty good on that surface? Eastern forehand both sides, maybe you need to learn to use the semi-western for the forehand and the continental for your backhand and serves. It might do wonders for your game.

    You got to love the game.
  3. goober

    goober Legend

    Jun 9, 2004
    Yah I could have been pro if my parents started me out at age 5 instead of 15 and set me up with a personal coach and trainer. Other than lack of talent, I don't think anything could have stopped me from being top 10 8)

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