Is bouncing the ball with the frame of your racquet any indication of tennis talent

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  1. Golden Retriever

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    I sure can't do it consistently. Seems like many pros can do it quite well. So does that mean anything?
     
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  2. Kegzz

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    Nope. I don't think it does. I learnt how to do that before I could hit a shot over the net. I don't think it really affects one's game at all actually.
     
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  3. Serve_Ace

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    Hand eye coordnation........
     
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  4. Tennis_Monk

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    Absolutely. It means that you can bounce the ball well over the frame!

    Beyond that....not much.

    It isnt an indicator of Hand eye coordination. Because with regular practice , it can be mastered and that doesnt naturally mean one has good hand eye coordination. However i heard from some coaches that people with good hand eye coordination can master this (bounce ball of frames) easily.
     
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  5. guernica1

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    It takes a LOT of forearm muscle control as well. Its one of those things where if you are a pro its easy to do, but just because you can do it doesn't mean you're a pro!

    The other thing pros do great is hacky sack with a tennis ball.. this is really really hard.

    If you watch any sort of live sporting event go check out warm-ups and practices. There you will see some of the crazy tricks and moves that professional athletes do when they are not tight with a game on the line.
     
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  6. epicsocks

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    Yes, it certainly does. This skill is highly sought after and is a crowning achievement of tennis greats.
     
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