Me and My Friend Hitting

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by SourStraws, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. SourStraws

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  2. ahile02

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    Mike's forehands nice
     
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  3. niospecv

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    Nice form Mike has. You can tell he'll get better. I know I need a lot of practice.
     
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  4. SuperDuy

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    Mike on the first few hits, is swinging too early then wiating for the ball to come to hit it.
     
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  5. SourStraws

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    Thanks guys...What would you guys rate us based on the vids?

    S.S.
     
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    dude, rallying with a wood racquet? that's pretty legit.

    i'm no expert on giving NTRP ratings (im just a HS senior). I'd prolly say 4.0s.
     
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  7. LeeD

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    You guys actually hit really well, for anyone under 3 years experience.
    Unfortunately, tennis is not about just hitting, but mental strengths, adjustments, experience, all that old fart crap....
    Strokes can be almost 4.0, if you would hit harder.
    Experience and mental crap would have most 3.5's waxing you in score, some ugly 3.0's mesmerizing you with wierd spins, angles, placements, so maybe you have the potential within a year to be 4.0, but right now a full level below.
    Nice to see athletes transceding into tennis, you guys will get good really fast, much faster than typical one year tennis players.
     
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  8. skyzoo

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    You decelerate your racquet before contact way to much in the first video. STOP slowing down the racquet and your gonna see a lot of improvement.
     
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  9. SourStraws

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    Thanks for the analysis, man

    Thanks...I'll make sure to do that

    S.S.
     
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  10. skyzoo

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    Post a video in about a month or so with some new found racquet speed.
     
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  11. SourStraws

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    Alright...I'll do it with my real racquet though...Playing with the wooden one caused my knuckles to start hurting...Too small of a grip

    S.S.
     
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  12. skyzoo

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    Oh wow I watched the wrong video. nevermind than. Your friend should speed it up. hahah my apologies
     
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  13. chico9166

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    S.S,

    Your racquet really stalls at the bottom of the loop, before the forward swing. Can you see how much you have to "muscle it" to get the racquet/arm going again. Ideally, you want to use the momentum of the downswing, and rotation of the body, to help fluidly change the direction of the swing.

    In your case, I would suggest you initate the forward rotation (from the ground up) a little sooner than you are now. Each ball is slightly different, but in most cases, you see the lower body, hips, etc, start to unwind, even as the racquet is being lowered in the downswing. This helps insure, a more fluid, continous flow of energy, through the transition stage in the swing. At least, that's the kinesthetic feel you want to develope.
     
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  14. SourStraws

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    Np, I'll tell him

    Thanks....I never noticed that!

    S.S.
     
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