pls fix my racquet drop with video...

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  1. taurussable

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIgLO2s8ISI
    my racquet drop is very weired. the racquet is not dropping perpendicular to the body, rather it is dropping almost parallel to the body.

    Please advise drill and mental hints to help me fix.. Thanks!
     
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  2. WildVolley

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    What does this even mean?:confused:

    What would a racket drop perpendicular to the body look like? Wouldn't you need to get your body parallel to the ground in order for that to happen?:confused:
     
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  3. WildVolley

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    Even though I don't understand your question, your racket drop doesn't look terrible in that video. It is actually dropping but the frame rate is so low that I could only see one frame showing the drop.
     
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  4. taurussable

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    Thanks. you can see that my racquet is parallel to my body which I think is wrong.. it should be perpendicular to my body..

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  5. Attila_the_gorilla

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    I think your racket takeback is a bit too linear and close to the body. Try to make sure that your palm and the strings are facing downwards on takeback. That will give you the ideal directional momentum for the racket drop. And it should be more comfortable.
     
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  6. taurussable

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    Thanks Attila_the_gorilla. Would you elaborate on "linear"..? Yes I feel my take back is uncomfortable... any drills?...
     
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  7. Attila_the_gorilla

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    As you take back your racket, it seems to be too close to your body and going in a straight line from front to back. Try taking the racket up to the side, a bit like Roddick does, and see if the result feels more natural and comfortable.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T__9ZuSID4w

    Whatever you do, just find your own comfortable swing path, your serve looks pretty good to me actually, and you do keep the palm down eventually, but it may help to exaggerate it a bit and take the racket back at the side in a loop, rather than straight backwards.

    But if you feel comfortable, then you should have no reason to worry about the racket drop. Some servers drop their racket like you do, some drop it a bit further outwards, also depends on the type of serve. Just find what is comfortable.
     
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  8. Tight Lines

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    IMO, your racket drops the way it does because your swing line is all wrong. You should take the racket from right to left (i.e., outside in). At trophy, your racket should continue to move from right to left. Take a look at this video by Peter McCraw. That will fix your problem.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuIgTyh4aDs

    While you are at it, you might as well watch his other video about pronation to add a few more mph to your serve.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iONY6fcqZGg

    You might also want to search for Florian Meier and go to his website. He has a few serving videos about a smooth racket movement which is also really good.

    Good luck.

    Harry
     
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  9. taurussable

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    Thanks. I saw the two videos before but failed to internalize it. I'll carefully study them this time.
     
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  10. Attila_the_gorilla

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    I agree, this is what I was trying to say, the video explains it very well.
     
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  11. taurussable

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    Thank you both for pointing out the exact problem. Will work on it.
     
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