Please Critique My Forehand Contact

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  1. ski racer

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    Here is a picture of my forehand, sorry I don't have a video. Any comments on whether I've got it right from the pic would be appreciated.

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  2. ski racer

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  3. dozu

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    if you miss the ball, does it roll all the way down to the bottom of the hill?
     
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  4. ski racer

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    hahaha yes, but eventually you stop missing
     
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  5. 5263

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    if your feet and hips are rotating to open stance for the landing,
    this looks pretty good, although it looks somewhat cramped like you may
    have stayed closed too long.
    I like the wrist lay back and it seems mostly out front.
     
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  6. dozu

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    can't tell much from the pic.... if you have true SW grip, the contact looks late..

    but if you have an Eastern, that position is almost exactly where Steffi Graf makes contact.
     
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  7. 5263

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    Looks a lot like Steffi's, doesn't it.
     
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  8. ski racer

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    thanks for the comments. And i do have an Eastern grip.
     
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  9. clutch21

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    @Ski Racer

    Where was this photo taken? The background looks absolutely beautiful.
     
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  10. hawk eye

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    Just perfect.. don't change a thing.
    I would only go downhill.
     
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  11. Maui19

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    Northern New England somewhere. My guess would be NH.
     
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  12. ski racer

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    Close, Vermont
     
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  13. coolblue123

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    From the angle of the picture, it seems like your hitting slightly late.

    Vermont looks beautiful!
     
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  14. Uthree

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    If you were hitting the ball at the camera then your feet are very good. That's why it looks a little cramped and late.
     
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  15. newton296

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    I would say you need a net and tennis court! pretty good spot right there! very pretty!
     
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  16. Pet

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    Friki, friki, friki...
     
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  17. VVmonsterFH

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    Pretty good contact; the only thing i would say is to have the contact a little bit further, and more hip/upper body rotation, but I understand that you are not on an actual court
     
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  18. ho

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    It's an old timer mechanic: linear motion dictates stroke production: you basically do not rotate your body, your left hand still in front of you when contact occur. Several years ago, there is a web site: Revolutionary Tennis mention about it in a great deal. It work well by the woody tennis racket time (increase contact time) but obviously now, it's obsolete.
     
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