Inside Out Forehand with Sidespin

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  1. Orson Welles

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    I can hit a pretty solid inside-out forehand for a 4.5/5.0 player; however, I have come across a handful of players who have a particularly wicked version of this shot that actually has some sidespin on it and bounces away from the opponent. This shot is not only very hard to reach, but even when you reach it, it is virtually impossible to return with any offense. It's also an awesome shot to come to net behind. Some players can hit this shot from almost any location and build their entire game around it.

    Can anyone explain to me how they hit this shot? Hopefully Bungalo Bill and others get this message. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me into how to hit this shot.
     
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  2. TwistServe

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    An inside-out forehand by definition has sidespin because you're going from the inside and then hitting the outside of the ball. For a right handed player it shoudl curve from left to right to left..

    Many players think that running around your backhand and hitting your forehand is the "inside-out" forehand.. It could just be an inside-in forehand.
     
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  3. Orson Welles

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    Thanks for your quick reply TwistServe, but I think you misunderstood me. I realize that an inside-out forehand is running around your backhand and hitting it diagonally to your opponent's backhand (assuming that you are both righthanded). I also understand that hitting that same shot straight forward to the opponents forehand corner is called an "inside-in". I also realize that just about any "inside-out" forehand will probably have some sidespin, but actually most of them have very little sidespin and are simply a shot that is moving diagonally with mostly topspin and very little sidespin.

    I'm talking about one that has a pretty vicious sidespin that almost squirts off the racket and really slides or jumps a little bit to the left of the opponent after the bounce. I'm talking about a ball that jumps more to the left of the opponent than the natural diagonal flight trajectory of the ball. The problem I have when I try to execute this shot is that I will sometimes hit too much sidespin and I lose control and it often goes wide, or it just has moderate sidespin and the ball goes in a pretty similar trajectory after the bounce as it's flight path.

    Perhaps you've never played an opponent like this because if you had, you would remember it. This shot is a real bitc* and it's often a clean winner or it is usually at least virtually unreturnable because it really spins away from you after the bounce more than its flight path is already moving away from you.

    Any advice?
     
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  4. TwistServe

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    You can hit an inside out forehand DTL or crosscourt. You have to take the outside of the ball which will cause the sidespin. Other than that I don't see any other type of sidespin. Maybe I have to see what you're talking about.
     
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  5. newshound

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    I know what you're talking about only too well. My coach does it all the time. When he hits a forehand to me... I have to lunge wide to return it, as it jumps to the right. When he hits a backhand to me, it curls into my body, jamming me. He's got a funky follow-thru. His arm wraps across and down in front of his body, rather than over his shoulder. More of a window- washer look. Does this help?
     
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  6. Phil Daddario

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    This sounds EXTREMELY interesting. That "Meat" guy probably uses it. He also needs a better username. :D Just kidding, Meat, wherever you are.

    If they want the sidespin you're talking about, during their stroke they brush around and up on the left side (in this case, inside) of the ball. So, during the stroke, as you're moving (backpedaling, whatever) to be able to hit your forehand, your racquet at around contact has to be brushing up and AROUND the ball.

    I think "normal" inside-out forehands involve flat to moderate topspin in which you're just pushing through the ball. The sidespin requires the "window-washer" thing newshound described as you're brushing up and across the left side.

    I'm sorry if not making sense, I picked up my racquet and tested the racquet path. It seems logical. Just pick up a racquet and try to swing in a way that brushes up and around the left side of the ball.

    Newshound - By any chance, would you be able to ask your coach to sort of demonstrate how he gets the effect? Sorry if it's causing any problems, I'm just curious. :)
     
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  7. Orson Welles

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    First of all, don't you mean that you must hit the INSIDE of the ball? If you hit the OUTSIDE of the ball, it will hook cross court and angled crosscourt. Second of all, I know how to hit a regular sidespin shot, but this is usually a worthless trick shot that has little pace or spin. Most people who hit a shot with sidespin don't hit a winner with that shot or a shot that really hurts the opponent. You've probably seen the pros hit an inside out forehand that is very aggressive and hard and it not only has a good angle (often landing near the service line), but it tends to have sidespin and flies off the court often a clearn winner. Jim Courier was famous for his wicked inside-out forehand, but not every one that he hit flew off the court with sidespin for a virtual winner. Perhaps if you focussed on some of Courier's best inside-out forehands, the ones that are particularly wicked, then you'll understand what I mean.

    If you compare Courier's best inside-out forehands to a lot of other top players who also have powerful forehands like James Blake or Fernando Gonzales, Safin or even Agassi or Federerer, you'll understand the difference. These guys can all hit an inside-out forehand, but not with the same bite, spin and effectiveness as Courrier. Courrier could control the entire match with his inside-out forehand and just take control over almost every point once he hit it in a rally. The other greats that I mentioned above rarely hit the shot like he did. Now I realize that Courrier's backhand was a relative piece or crap compared to these other players and that's a primary reason he didn't have longevity, but if one could develop this shot and had no other weaknesses, then the ski is the limit.

    Do you think you understand what I'm trying to describe now?

    P.S. Let's try to avoid a semantic debate because then we won't get anywhere. I don't think most people define an inside-out forehand as having sidespin per se. When most people say "hit it inside-out" they're usually talking about direction such as a forehand from the hitters left corner of the court to the opponent's left side of the court and Right to right diagonal for someone hitting a backhand from his right side to the opponent's right side. Or they simply mean hitting it diagonally in that direction. Not once have I heard or read a tennis instructor discuss sidespin on a inside-out shot although I agree with you that the most effective ones have sidespin and that's my point.

    I do appreciate your help and your effots and hope I don't come off as too annoyed.
     
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    Just to avoid any confusion, my last response was to TwistServe's last message and not Newshound nor Phil Dadarrio.
     
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  9. TwistServe

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    You can hit outside of the ball at any direction... DTL or crosscourt. Usually its easier to do this so that the ball moves to the duece court.

    Watch when pros go DTL, the ball is sometimes actually outside of the line and should be called out.. It hooks back in at the last minute and is a good play.

    When you really go on the outside of the ball but starting in the center, you can put a lot of sidespin to cause the ball to hook by a great amount.

    View this thread: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=55446
     
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  10. Meat

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    TwistServe, you are thinking of a normal reverse forehand, in which you are brushing around the OPPOSITE side of the ball from what Orson is talking about.

    You simply have the wrong point. This is on inside-out forehands, I find Phil's post more appropriate. You are thinking of the "reverse" forehand in which the racquet starts and finishes on the same side. You get slight topspin from "hooking" the outside of the ball.

    In order to get the ball to "fly away" from people, it's the exact opposite. After the bounce, you want the ball to jump away OFF the court. Which requires brushing up on the "inside" of the ball when you're on the inside and doing an "inside-out" forehand.

    What you said is true, but not applicable in this situation.

    I've been able to achieve some results and the sidespin achieved by following pretty much what was said in Phil's post. As you're brushing up the ball, just try to brush up the left side (inside) of the ball at the same time. Sorry for this poor explanation as well, I'm not sure exactly how to describe it.

    Why mine aren't weapons is because of my physical limitations. My muscles and etc. simply can't or do not take well to whacking the ball and hitting with pace. So I'm forced to use spin. I DO have the inside-out forehand you're talking about, but it's not nearly as devastating as it could be because it's hard for me to load the ball with pace.
     
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  11. enk

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    Phil is right.

    Instead of brushing up directly befind the ball, you'll need to brush up the left side of the ball (for right hander).

    And because you want to hit the left side of the ball, you would have to position youself slightly further to the left.

    The best way to learn this is to go out and experiment. Try to 'find' the left side of the ball first and gradually add more pace when you get it.
     
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  12. TwistServe

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    I dont know what a reverse forehand and I don't think there is a such terminology.

    Refer to Marius Hancu's post #4 from here regarding a question asked if the reverse forehnad is the same as hitting DTL while going outside of the ball:
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=55446

    This is actually called hitting on the outside of the ball.. How do you do it when you're on ad court and aiming to the ad court (assuming right handers)?.. You start from the inside obviously or it'll go crosscourt. Whatever you want to call it, reverse forehand, hitting outside, hittin inside-out.. Yous till have to brush the outside and aim to the ad court.

    Who knows maybe I'm wrong. Like I said, I'd have to see it to know what's being talked about.
     
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  13. Rickson

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    My second favorite shot after the crosscourt forehand is the inside out. Just blade your body, aim for the ad court (if you're a righty of course), and you'll get a natural sidespin as long as you're not trying too hard to topspin the ball.
     
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  14. TwistServe

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    Also notice my very first post.. I already mentioned all this:

    Refer to post #2:
    An inside-out forehand by definition has sidespin because you're going from the inside and then hitting the outside of the ball.

    --added comment for clarification
    When you start from the inside and then go to the outside, you create a sidespin but you're also putting some topspin too.
     
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  15. Meat

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    It ALSO does not come completely NATURALLY. Just because your hitting it on the inside does NOT mean you're brushing around the side.

    Wonder why you didn't exactly know what he was talking about, and mistook it for the other sidespin on a reverse forehand?

    Exactly. You don't naturally brush around the side. You are hitting through the inside of the ball (or outside, if you think not relative to yourself). While that DOES produce the crosscourt ball, it does not naturally produce sidespin.

    You have to force yourself to brush around the outside more. Another reason why many pros with inside out forehands have little to no sidespin on them.

    I think it's just another mistake in your understanding. If it came naturally with hitting the ball crosscourt, the poster also wouldn't bother asking how.
     
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  16. TwistServe

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    All advanced level forehands will have sidespin.. that's a given. Every time I refer to taking the ball on the outside, I'm asuming the reading understands this means sidespin. That's why in ALL my posts I talk about how the ball when going DTL looks as though it is going to be called out, but then hooks back in. If I didn't know how to hit "around" the ball, why do my balls curve back in? Is it by magic?

    Again refer to this post where Marius is talking about the exact same thing I'm talking about. It is not a reverse forehand, I have no idea what a reverse forehand is, and Marius said it's not a reveres forehand either: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=55446

    Yes you do if you're 4.5+.


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    Now, what that said.. what the hell is a reverse forehand.. Searching the web comes out with garbage so obviously this is something few people use and probably has another name.
     
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  17. TwistServe

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    That means you're not hitting an inside out forehand. It means you're running around your backhand and hitting a reverse crosscourt forehand.

    Terminology here termonology there.. I dont care about termonology as long as I can beat you or my opponent. You can call it a reverse summersault backflip forehand if you want LOL
     
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  18. Meat

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    Reverse forehand? You don't know about it, and you call yourself a 5.0 genius in other threads?

    Like Nadal's forehand for example. It's also called a running forehand, etc. Sampras had a good one. Davenport uses it all the time.

    THAT'S what you're thinking about. Where it goes down the line and curves left into the court at the last second.

    THIS sidespin is going the OTHER WAY. It's going RIGHT.

    Don't post about things you don't know about. Reverse forehand is the common term for the on the run, forehand that curves left and goes in when hit DTL.
     
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  19. Rickson

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    I don't know, Meat. I have to side with TS on this one. TS doesn't care about terminology and he knows his tennis. Tennis is all about looking cool, the cooler the shot, the better.
     
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  20. TwistServe

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    LoL.. Do a search for your common "reverse forehand".. see how many threads talk about the reverse forehand... LoL.. As for me, I'll just keep playing and leave the academic tennis to the pushers and destroyers like yourself. Mr. Pusher has played for 6 years loses to a player that plays for 3 years (and female). You sure do "destroy" your opponents.

    You said your game isn't based on beating someone 6-0, 6-0? In my book the only way you can claim to destroy someone is when you actually do destroy them..
     
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  21. TwistServe

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    Genius's dont care about what things are called. They just do it by instinct or understanding the material. In math, an academic scholar will say this proof is supported by the McLauren Theory... The genius will say I just did this proof and you can call these steps whatever you want.

    Also it seems like you were just asking what sidespin is a few days ago.. now you're an expert? LoL nice one
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=55446
     
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  22. RiosTheGenius

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    I might not be able to give you a decent explanation about this shot, anyway some coments here are pretty good and I would recommend you watch Moya a lot cuz he's the master of that stuff
    but what I can tell you is how I handle those; as I happened to be a lefty I just get around the ball with heavy top sidespin back passing the racquet over my head as I swing and it keeps me on the point. there's not a whole a lot you can do against that shot therefore a good plan is to stop giving your oponent the chance to hit them.
    firstly, in order to hit that shot he must hit it flat and to do that he needs a certain height on the bounce, so obviously if you can hit slices, or low bouncing balls combined to some heavy topspin to his B/H (just to fcuk with him) only might give this guy some trouble if that's his main weapon.
    let me know how you do alright.
     
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  23. TwistServe

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    I think I know what shot you're talking about.. WHen you get a high ball and you can power through by taking the inside of the ball. You actually brush it from right to left because its so high (for a righty). It comes down fast at the opponent almost looks like an overhead but not.
     
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  24. Noelle

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    Okay, search results.

    Reverse forehand (AKA the buggywhip):
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=49856
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=27848
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=25187

    Based on the descriptions of this certain shot alone, this is not an inside-out forehand.

    You know that shot that Roddick and Moya like to do a lot? They run to the ad court and hit a forehand to the opponent's ad court. THAT's an inside-out forehand (also known as the off forehand).

    Ferrero's inside-out forehand, as explained by BBC Sports:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sportacademy/hi/sa/tennis/skills/newsid_3414000/3414349.stm

    By its very definition, an inside-out forehand goes crosscourt to the right if hit by a lefty, and a lefty inside-out forehand goes crosscourt to the left. An inside-out forehand CANNOT be hit DTL.

    Definition of Inside-Out:
    http://www.usanetwork.com/sports/usopen2000/inthestands/glossary.html
     
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  25. Meat

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    Thank you.

    TwistServe- I posted a thread on sidespin to find out how to achieve it in a larger variety of my shots. I asked about the reverse forehand (or buggy whip) because it's been known to achieve right to left sidespin.

    In this case, we are thinking of left to right on the inside-out forehand.

    And what's with all your personal attacks? Kana's a great player. She succeeds in the 4.5 league and tournaments, she's moving up further. If I could use pace in my game, and get rid of my limits, I'd go further up, too.

    Yes, I DO destroy my opponents if I can. I take them completely out of their comfort zone. Obviously, this works on a lot of people. It's less effective on others if they volley, or have certain styles of play. That's true for everything. If you're not used to playing S&Vers, you're not going to do so great the first time around.

    Do YOU beat everyone you play first try? No.

    I appreciate everyone calling me egocentric. That's fine. But at times, I'm just pointing out that you're WRONG -you're just confused about the situation here. Is that not your argument with Kana? You're not right all the time either.

    Thank you. Goodbye, and stop posting things and resurrecting old threads because you want to make a short, stupid comeback.
     
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  26. TwistServe

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    Yep I didn't think I was refering to a "reverse forehand" but meat keeps insisting that's what I'm describing...

    The thread title asking about Inside OUt Forehands with spin.. not reverse forehands... So according to Noelle the inside out forehand with side spin that I've been talking about is the off forehand.. I'm content with that :)
     
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  27. Meat

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    On your last sentence, EXACTLY. It's talking about the other kind of spin. The "off" forehand we're talking about does not look out down the line and and curve back in. The "off" forehand curves the other way. In essence, it would curve out.

    Thank you.
     
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  28. TwistServe

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    Actually thanks to Noelle now I realize what you're talking about. The reverse forehand that you describe is not the same as what I described. What I'm talking about is the "off forehand" as Noelle calls it.. What you're talking about is a buggy whip .. u hit the ball from right to left. I just love it when people try to make me look stupid and it just backfires.
     
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  29. TwistServe

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    hAHHAHAHAH Yes it does if you hit it right.. ANd you've just proven you don't know how to hit it.. HAHHAHA
     
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  30. Meat

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    Excuse me? You're the one looking stupid.

    Must I repeat myself again, as you make people do in every thread?

    This is yourself. Listen to yourself. When it's down the line, and looks like its going out but curves in, that means the ball is going from right to left, right? Unless you are referring to a lefty.

    The poster is not aiming for it to hook in. He wants it to move out. Understand?

    Why is this so hard for you?
     
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  31. Noelle

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    OK, it appears I've landed in the middle of a flame war between TwistServe and Meat. All I wanted to do was clarify the definitions of the terms being used so that innocent, unsuspecting people just looking for useful tips could find them in one post instead of wading through pages of arguments trying to sift out which is real and which is bogus.
     
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    Point proven. Do I have to repeat myself more? Look at your own quote.

    Top 20 college my ass. This IS the Internet, but you shouldn't post such blatant lies when you can't even spell and have no clue what you're talking about. I wouldn't mind if you actually SOUNDED like you graduated from the college and had a six figure salary.
     
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    When first you don't succeed try try and change the subject to personal matters. I won't prove to you that I have 6 figure inome nor will I prove to you that I went to a top university in California.

    I feel sorry that you have to keep mentioning that you starved in india since 5. It brings some perspective :(
     
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  35. Meat

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    Exactly. Thank you for the definitions, they should help people clear things up when looking at TwistServe's bull.

    You want it to go to the outside corner, and curve out. TwistServe's quote has stated that he wants it to hook IN, or curve IN. It's that simple.
     
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  36. TwistServe

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    Yes the stroke I'm talking about is a forehand that curves back in if hit to the ad court, or curves out if hit to the duece court. Either way it's not the "reverse forehand" that you thought.. its called an off forehand and can be done by hitting the outside of the ball. I hit these buggy whips all the time when the ball gets too high. Its sad you don't think its possible to hook the ball using an off forehand.
     
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  37. Meat

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    Don't pull that CRAP. That's even MORE blatant.

    Obviously, it's hard to almost impossible to hook backhands, unless you slice it. Which means you want to use a forehand. For hooking to be any useful, you have to be DRAWN OFF THE COURT. I don't think you're going to run around it and use that "off" forehand here. That's a weapon you can use when you have the time to set up for it. You're sure as hell not going to hook it back in like that.

    The next thing you're going to say is "I thought he was a lefty". Same level of intelligence.

    On another note, buggy whips aren't completely intended for when the ball is too high, either. And don't you have a Western grip? Buggy whips are ON THE RUN FOREHANDS OR ARE USED BY MANY PEOPLE WHEN THEY'RE DRAWN OFF THE COURT.

    It doesn't make your contact zone any higher.

    So you're stating it goes out right and hooks back left. Is this not right to left curving? Don't contradict yourself, it's too late to save face.

    Share more of your "tennis knowledge".
     
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  38. TwistServe

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    God I need to give you a tennis lesson.. Or even Marius should give you a tennis lesson. How come you didn't argue with Marius with what he said in post #2 and #4? The forehand can be hit to hook back into the court and NO its not a reverse forehand. LoL
     
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    No. The off forehand (inside-out forehand) curves outwards, but the topspin it's also hit with curves it down into the court. It is not hit down the line!

    It makes me wonder if you know what the deuce court and the ad court are.
     
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  40. Meat

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    That is also not an OFF forehand. And you seem to think a buggy whip is for when the ball gets too high.

    Post 2 and 4? You're in the wrong thread, dumb*ss. I'm not responding to those posts because he's RIGHT, and he's talking about something completely different.

    He said DTL forehands, right? He's talking about rightys. That means it goes down the line on the DEUCE side, and hooks back in.

    You're just speaking uselessly in hopes of sounding intelligent.



    Noelle: THANK YOU.
     
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    Ouch that hurt.. the name calling really hurts..
     
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  42. Meat

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    I'm sorry. I wouldn't want to hurt your feelings.

    We'll make it better while we ride on the rainbow and eat ice cream. And fly over the world and sing songs.

    You'll forget you were completely and blatantly wrong when we even get our ponies.
     
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  43. TwistServe

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    I'm sorry but ponies are for short people or midgets. I much prefer the horse.
     
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  44. Meat

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    Admit you were wrong and you can have the horse, too.

    Hell, we can chase leprechauns if you want. I'm not going to let this go until you stop shoving lies in people's faces in a series of blatantly wrong comments.
     
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  45. TwistServe

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    I dont know what I'm wrong about. If BB says I'm wrong then I'll say I'm wrong. I've been wrong before and theres no reason I wouldnt be wrong again.

    But meat you just posted a thread a few days ago asking questions about sidespin. I think ii'll wait for BB's clarifications. :)
     
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  46. Meat

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    You don't know what you're wrong about?

    How bout the entire thing altogether?

    Yes, I posted a thread on sidespin to make sure I could obtain all possible ways of achieving it. I've already succeeded.

    Here you are shrugging it off, and waiting for someone else.

    If you can admit you're wrong like that, that's fine. That's admirable. What's not admirable is carrying this to four or five threads, yelling and screaming, and repeatedly giving people false advice. That is not admirable.

    Next time you scream, make sure you're right.

    I see that whole post as simply an attempt to back out of this.
     
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  47. Orson Welles

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    Well, I wrote my last post a few hours ago after I started this thread and then I left to play tennis, came back, had dinner and came up stairs to go to bed and I see that I missed several hours of debate. Many thanks to Noelle and Meat for helping me clear this up with Twist Serve. Yes, I'm talking about an inside-out forehand and TwistServe was talking about the reverse forehand or buggy whip.

    Dear Twist Serve, I'm sure you're a good person deep down and an excellent tennis player, but you really seemed to have lost it on this one. Not only was I using pretty basic terminology in using the term "inside out forehand" but I even described it to you in excruciating detail, but you seemed to have this freaking reverse forehand idea ingrained in your brain and you just couldn't let go! For goodness sakes, I even went on and on about Jim Courier and what his primary shot was! When did he ever hit anything but an inside-out forehand. He never hit anything approaching the reverse forehand/buggy whip. It's Pete Sampras and Nadal who are known to hit this reverse forehand that you are obviously obsessed about. If you say "dtl" one more time, I think I'm going to scream!! Instead of trying to help me, you just kept fighting with me and saying.."you can go down the line too!!" Holy Sh**, couldn't you EVER let it GO!!

    Now, after wasting 5 hours of time, energy and tons of aggravation, can anyone help me hit the shot that I'm talking about?!! I'm talking about the one that Courier was known for, the one that goes OFF the court as Noelle and Meat kept clarifying for us. I'm talking about one with some pace, angle and some vicious side-spin that is almost impossible to defend against. The one that I described in my initial posts.

    BB where are you? I even sent you an e-mail directly when I started this thread.

    And, please TwistServe, try to restrain yourself from responding unless you can help me hit the shot that I am talking about (not the shot that YOU want to talk about).
     
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  48. TwistServe

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    Orson, I never said the forehand I was describing is the one you're trying to hit. I said I could be wrong because I didn't quite know what you were refering to but I described a forehand with sidespin. This thread extended because I was telling Meat that the forehand I described is not the reverse forehand. Meat is obsessed with this reverse forehand not me. I personally don't hit many reverse forehands. I think you got confused in a sea of flames and I'm sorry it ended like that.

     
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    Thanks Marius.

    Orson, you can also check out Inside-out forehand footwork.

    I think (someone say something if I'm wrong) if you want to impart some right-to-left sidespin to the shot to make the ball shoot off sharply rightwards, you pull your racquet's swingpath a little bit to the left. You still want to come up behind the ball for some topspin so that it dips down into the court and doesn't overshoot the sideline, though.
     
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