please critique my videos from 30oct please.

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  1. Federerkblade

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  2. Bagumbawalla

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    I looked at the one video, above. Overall, you seem stiff and the forhand motion is mostly arm/shoulder-- and that was a description of the better forehands. If you enjoy the game and really want to improve-- I believe it would be worth while to find a good instructor and work out the kinks.
     
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    I don't see any obvious flaws in the groundstrokes - you just need to keep hitting.
     
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    Your arm does not look stiff, but I do see you are hitting most of your forehand with an open stance. You need ot be using more of your core, loading up from the knees and transferring your weight from the hips up. You will get more power and spin by doing this. Loading up on your planter foot (your right foot) will allow you to do this.
     
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    Excuse me, but is that court wet? I am thinking you are having a problem getting traction. If it isn't wet, consider switching to a pair of shoes with soles that are more pliant.
     
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  6. Federerkblade

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    hi B, thanks for the feedback. However iv never really had feedback that my forehand is stiff however willing to take your feedback on board.

    Do you guys see a windshield wiper motion in my forehand ??
     
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  7. Federerkblade

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    ha ha the instructor you can hear in the video.
     
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    Aye it's there but I did a frame by frame of a couple of your forehands and twice there's a frame with your elbow extended out and your forehand pointed almost 75 degrees to the ground and not around your body. This tell me you've lost your rotational momentum from your core and the Ww motion really is really forced.

    The racquet head shouldn't drop the extreme in the follow thru, if it drops it should be at the end of your swing at the side of your body not before. If you follow the figure eight rule the racquet head only comes down past contact as the elbow is wrapping around your chest in the deceleration phase.

    Don't force the Ww. This is what is causing the the awkward arminess of your swing. Present the dblbend with your core and lift and brush with the arm. However then let momentum carry the racquet through the ball and around your body.

    Keep practicing. Nothing major needed just some tweaks. Kudos on your vid.
     
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  10. Federerkblade

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    hi davai

    thank you

    are you able to tell me the of the seconds of the video where you saw the forehand arm at 75 degrees.
     
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  11. DavaiMarat

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    On my iPad. Don't know how to take still frames on this thing. I'll try it from work. Go frame by frame by opening your video in quick time. Watch for your elbow extended in front and the forearm and racquet at an extreme angle.
     
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  14. Federerkblade

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    hes hardly a mug but verdasco s video is a good video
     
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  15. DavaiMarat

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    Lol, that bold calling the former swiss master a retired rec player. No one talks about wilander anymore but I think he's a great model. Kinda of a simon mentality but nevertheless a pretty damn good player.
     
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  17. DavaiMarat

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    BTW I like your 2HBH very much. Your structure is very stable with your arms and upper body....not floppy or collapsing at all.

    Nice!
     
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  18. sunof tennis

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    I think your stoke production looks pretty good. The only thing that may hold you back is your footwork/balance. It looks like you were off-balance on quite a few of those shots. Work on some more small quick steps to get in better balance and position.
     
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