MTM by Oscar Wegner-1HBH

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by ED7, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. 5263

    5263 G.O.A.T.

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    But ideas put forth by a former pro, lifetime instructor, and author of tennis books
    and video is not unfounded; especially when there are several posters speaking
    of how the instruction worked and helped them. That is very founded. It may not
    always be right, since nothing is always right, but it's darned well founded.

    If you are struggling with a geometry proof, are you going to listen to the ones
    who also don't get the problem, or the ones who have solved the problem and
    are experiencing success with it? You seem to find comfort with the others who
    say the problem can't be worked that way and ignore those who demonstrate
    different.
     
  2. boramiNYC

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    5263, oh that's why you have faith in Oscar. good for you, very solid foundation you are on. I base my judgment solely on my understanding from studying and researching about human body movement and putting it into practice while playing. btw I have very solid 1hbh I continue to improve, which I'm sure is way better than Mr. wegner demonstrating in that clip. it's astounding with all those experience he couldn't come up with a better 1hbh instruction, which is telling about the foundation you are relying on.
     
  3. arche3

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    Oscar paints pictures in your mind that affects your play positively. Is it technically flawless? No. But it's words used to elicit a specific response from the body. I like most of his insights.
     
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    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    Much better to get proper imagery by watching videos of pros on Youtube or on Tennis Channel. Transferring weight backwards in a 1 handed BH is not a good image to have.
     
  5. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    It is a business in the end.
     
  6. bhupaes

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    Thank you for the kind words, borami. I enjoy reading your posts, and I think you have a pretty good insight into tennis. I do have a few points where I don't see eye-to-eye with Oscar, but he might just be right. The 2hbh is one example. I know he advocates an open stance, but I've had my best results with a closed or neutral stance, and I see pros using a closed stance whenever the opportunity affords. It's still a work in progress for me...
     
  7. treblings

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    do i understand you correctly from your posts, that you´re not a fan of formal instruction and taking lessons from coaches in general?
     
  8. boramiNYC

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    aren't we all works in progress. don't get me wrong, I like many of his insights as well. clearly he tried hard to innovate tennis teaching and I think there should be more teachers who try to think outside the box for the sake of tennis. but not all areas are equally innovateable. some are well established for good reason and others have more room for improvement or variation. there are many different kinds of fh in the tour but for 1hbh the footwork is pretty universal. it doesn't mean he can't try to improve it but the way he is doing it, to apply the pull across sideway for rhs and racket movement low to high for topspin while moving the weight backward just like in his fh concept, simply doesn't work. clearly he didn't observe the pros well on this. if he is a courageous person he should go back to the drawing board and come up with something better.
     
  9. 5263

    5263 G.O.A.T.

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    you are the one talking of faith and spirits...sounds like you have the issues in
    that department.
     
  10. boramiNYC

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    you are right, I once did but not any more. I found a very firm ground in that department that gives me plenty confidence.

    BTW, happy thanksgiving to all!
     

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