My Groundstrokes (vid incl)

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  1. kayserRF

    kayserRF New User

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    Hi, I posted this question earlier but I want to do it one more time just so more people can see it and I can get more tips.

    I am 15 years old and have been playing tennis for almost 3 years and I wanted to see what people thought of my strokes, footwork etc. Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHLWaqQKhr4

    Thanks for helping! :D
     
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  2. FearOfTheDark

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    Looooks Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice :) That's all I'm gonna say, I'm tired lol
     
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  3. darthfedererr

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    great hitting, nice videos.

    loosen up just a bit more on your backhand i think : ]
     
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  4. Maui19

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    Nice strokes. You might want to work keeping your weight forward during your strokes. From time to time you lean back when swinging, especially on the BH side. And also try not to back away from the ball as it comes to you.

    Otherwise your strokes look great. Keep up the good work!
     
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  5. toly

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    IMO your technique is practically perfect for regular rally.:) But, can you hit flat FH winner like Djokovic does.:confused:

    See please: Djokovic dropping bombs: is he for real?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ2z6W3Hstk
     
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  6. kayserRF

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    Thanks guys, if I made another video what would u like to see in it ?
     
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  7. gregor.b

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    Lots of naked chicks. Since you are only 15, you may have to ask for Mum and Dad's ok first though.
    LOL.
     
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  8. FearOfTheDark

    FearOfTheDark Rookie

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    LMAO...............
     
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  9. 86golf

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    I'm not sure what the drill is called (triangle maybe), where one guy hits down the line and the other guy hits cross court, then you rotate roles. Film from behind. It is a great drill for footwork, hitting on the run and hitting to the corners.
     
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  10. bhupaes

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    You got it! :)

    [​IMG]

    Edit: Sorry, kayserRF, didn't mean to derail your question, just being frivolous.
     
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  11. andry16

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    you are too far back from the court
     
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  12. ho

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    You do good.
    You basically bring your racket back with your elbow and your arm kind of back and forth. That reduce your power in some way.
    Take a big loop, you will increase your power immediately and easy:
    1/The big loop give you an initial speed by the beginning of your forward swing
    2/ The big loop can create a lag from behind between your body and your arm: you kind of drag your arm in the forward swing.
    Keep up the good work, son ( grandson to be correct). I like young man like you.
     
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  13. pushing_wins

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    is your grip eastern?
     
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  14. pushing_wins

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    flexion?

    10char
     
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  15. snowpuppy

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    Fairly good and smooth hitting. Few things though
    - too much hitting off the backfoot (even if the drill was design to put you in a defensive position, you should work to put yourself on the offensive posture as much as possible. I guess more quickness drills)
    - The don't seem to be much weigh transfer on the backhand side
    - I don't know if this is superficial or not, but from the video you seem to be hunching forward a bit too much. Looking at pro's they usually have their back straight (look at federer). You might be putting more strain on your body with that.
    - Footwork by no means bad, but it just feels like it could use some more bounce and quickness.
     
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  16. toly

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    There should be active: 1. Wrist radial deviation; 2. Wrist ulnar deviation; 3. Wrist flexion; 4. Split steps; 5. Running, and so on.:)
     
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  17. Zachol82

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    The main problem I see here is that you usually fall backward whenever you hit a forehand. Just make a conscious note not to do that too much. I know you can be pressed in a real match situation but during a rally, you should not be falling back like that since every ball is being fed to you.
     
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  18. pushing_wins

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    moment before and moment after contact? with his grip, i m guessing flexion.

    very nice flow to his strokes
     
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  19. kayserRF

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    Hey, not actually sure to be honest, some say I use eastern, others say I use semi western :s
     
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  20. 10sLifer

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    You are relaxing your followthrough to early. The roll over should happen as a result of impact with the ball. Nothing you are doing. The racquet face is vertical at contact.

    Your center of gravity(belly button) should match the racquet path (up and towards the target). Your spinning around to much. Hard to see on pros but there body slows dramatically before impact and doesn't just keep spinning away from contact. So stay down is inaccurate. You should life up but not open up.
     
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  21. toly

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    According to his answer, post #19, it seems that you are right!!!:)

    My bad, I was talking about semiwestern/western grip.:shock:
     
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