Jumping one handed backhand

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  1. bribeiro

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    Wow! I saw Mauresmo doing that, I've never seen that before, should I try praciting it? or is it a futile shot?
     
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  2. Bungalo Bill

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    Do you have your normal backhand mastered? Can you now, hit open stance and have that mastered? If so, by all means proceed to the next level.

    But if your backhand is a liability, why would you want to make it worse?
     
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  3. wyutani

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    nay, it wont work mate...work on ur basic backhand, then you can think about doing a somersault backhand if you want...
     
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  4. bribeiro

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    Yup, I do.
     
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  5. Bungalo Bill

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    Then collect your two hundred dollars as you pass Go. Good luck.
     
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  6. bribeiro

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    Thank you, I'm on my way to becoming a pro.
     
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  7. Captain America

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    I don't recall seeing a jumping one-hander before....has anyone else?
     
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  8. bribeiro

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    Mauresmo did it a bunch of times against megan shananigans, and she was succesful most times
     
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  9. ShooterMcMarco

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    Rochus does it too
     
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  10. Andres

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    Also Gasquet ;)
     
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  11. wyutani

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    i saw hewitt doing it once...
     
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  12. Andres

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    How great of you!!
    I think it was just yesterday when you posted a video of you hitting against a wall... and you are playing tennis for a year now, so I think that's enough to turning pro ;)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=9XA3enw_-oo

    Ohhh, do u mean Pro in TTW? Like I'm Hall of Famer?
    Sorry, my bad :D
     
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  13. Andres

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    Hewitt? A ONE HANDER??? Jumping???
     
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  15. wyutani

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    i played one year too, i should be pro as well....
     
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  16. bribeiro

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    That's not very funny, Ive only been playing for a year... That was very low of you, because obviously, I was joking around.
     
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  17. Andres

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    Oh really? Didn't seem that obvious to me ;)

    Now, being serious for a while, apology me if I hurt your feelings...

    But next time, make sure to let US know your joking around, using one of the emoticons or smileys there :)
     
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  18. wyutani

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    i was not joking when i wanted to be pro...:shock:
     
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  19. nViATi

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    Wyutani will never be anything more than a 0.5. Don't you agree, Andres Guazzelli?
     
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  20. Andres

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    Nah. If he's been playing for a year, why can't he improve? ;)
    But he can be a 2.0 or 2.5 right now, why not? ;)
     
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  21. Woodstock_Tennis

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    I do a jumping one-handed backhand a lot during the game; only because a lot of the people I play have a ton of topspin. Have to run to set up and goes above my hit zone, if you can jump to get the ball below your shoulders go for it, I actually find it easier then hitting a very low ball off the bh.
     
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  22. siber222000

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    u mean two handed... it's called jack knife
     
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  23. siber222000

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  24. wyutani

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    im a 3.0. lolz.
     
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  25. wyutani

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    oh yar, i think that it....2 handed, yar, i saw it again. lolz...he's famous for that. i wish i can learn that but im one handed...
     
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  26. LowProfile

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    Two-handed players often do it to get a more natural swing on higher balls. Hewitt doesn't do it much because he hits with his backhand with straight arms. Safin does it often and it looks very cool when he does. Mardy Fish in particular jumps on every backhand that's not at his ankles.

    The jumping one-hander is done for the same reason: to be able to swing more naturally on higher balls. Mauresmo hits it quite a bit and looks very graceful doing it. Puerta did it occasionally as does Ollie Rochus (he kind of has to sometimes).
     
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  27. siber222000

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    thats a reason y hewitt is my favorite player... jack knife.. thats the only reason =)
     
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  28. goober

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    cool- what do you want to be pro at?
     
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  29. slack hack

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    I've got an old video of Martin Jaite consistently leaping into his one hander in a match on har-tru against Wostenholm. (sp?)
     
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