PLEASE ADVISE! ball rotation on forhand

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  1. punkin01

    punkin01 Guest

    my daughter is 12. she hit the ball in the green BUT. the ball rotation is spinning backwards and not forward.. sometimes it rotates sideways. i was looking for the top spin.

    2nd what are some GREAT VIDEOS TO WATCH?
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    Then something in her mechanics is wrong. Since we're approaching winter and that there are less tournaments (if she does play tournaments), it's time or never to rewind her FH. Try this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMNtq393tvo
     
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    I would recommend to get a coach if you can afford it.
     
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  4. Chas Tennis

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    Take high speed video to see what she is doing. Basic high speed camera that can show what happens on the tennis strokes at 240 fps. http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=7741038&postcount=47

    For ATP & WTA forehands -

    Search Internet: A Roadmap to a Hall-of-Fame Forehand - Part 9: An Anatomical Comparison of the Federer and Djokovic Forehands
    Look at the racket path leading up to impact, see illustrations of racket face positions late in the Tennisspeed article.

    Tennisoxygen
    http://www.youtube.com/user/xstf/videos

    Fuzzy Yellow Balls videos and subscription.

    Tennisplay.net detailed video analyses and subscription.

    Rick Macci Secrets of Today's Forehand
    http://www.tennisresources.com/index.cfm?area=video_detail&rv=1&vidid=3549

    I don't know what a 12 year old girl should be doing relative to those strong forehands.

    The book Technique Development in Tennis Stroke Production (2009), Elliott, has basic principles of the tennis strokes and includes some developmental benchmarks as to what younger children who have not yet developed full strength might be expected to do. Available ITF store only.
     
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    Has she been taught the windshield wiper forehand? The steeper swing path of the WW stroke might help her understand how topspin is generated. I teach both a classic swing path and a WW swing to my students. While some of the prefer to use the classic swing, they do get a better sense of how to generate topspin from learning the WW stroke. This page might be helpful.

    http://hi-techtennis.com
     
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  6. sureshs

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    What is meant by hitting the ball in the green?
     
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    It's landing in.
     
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    Dude, it's because she hits with a weak grip, and slices the ball lots, like EvonneGoolagong from 1968.
    But it's now 2013, and her competition hits topspin, causing a high bounce that moves forewards towards the opponent.
    If she LIKES her strokes, can place it deep and with direction, she is an anomoly, but one worth giving a hard long look at, for variety and a possible allcourt game.
    98% of her peers hit a topspin forehand and a 2hbh topspin backhand, using almost a SW forehand grip.
     
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