pro tennis realistic goal? please set me straight

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  1. Pet

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    False, a tall guy in tennis have much more advantages than you, look the pros.
     
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  2. fedstorkes

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    tho I think ur proly just a troll and look like a 3.0 hacker... but I must say that is an impressive forehand stroke... Very fed like. Its the most convincing one I have seen. So whats the key to pulling off this stroke? if you don't mind me asking, as im very interested in learning the fundamentals and mechanics behind this magnificient stroke.
     
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  3. Power Player

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    Yeah, but you can't hit like that on the court, the ball will not go in. So it's pretty worthless and just screws up your swing.

    Just hit relaxed and light on the wall if you want to get on a court and not be nailing the back fence and looking like a spaz.
     
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  4. fedstorkes

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    I dun think it will screw up his wing, it looks just right. If he hits that forehand a ten feet behind the baseline and put lots of topspin on the ball I think it would land on the court and very deep as well. This is how pros hit, it looks like they bash the ball like crazy but it stays in the court.
     
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  5. tennis_balla

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    Top 10 Nationally in Canada in U16's?

    So why are you asking those players here if you can go pro?
     
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  6. Power Player

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    LOl..nice troll account.
     
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  7. tennishotdog

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    what does this have anything to do with what i was discussing?
     
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  9. tennis_balla

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    Who's Jake?
     
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    Speaking of Tony Larson, why not do what he's done in the past couple of years and get geared up for a regional tournament for the US Open wildcard playoff.

    I'm sure your results will give you the answer you seek.
     
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    this is very true. the level of these guys that are only even at the bottom of the future level (which is the lowest pro you can be) are insanely good. unless you started before 7 and devoted all your time to tennis you will never make a living playing tennis. i work towards getting better and maybe geting lucky enough to win an open with decent prize money, but know i will always have my office job to pay the bills. even getting 1 point doesnt make u proffesional because you arent making enough money to live on.
     
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  12. Power Player

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    I think you got confused with your secondary account.

    It makes sense because I clearly quoted your alias, which normally should be a different person and you would have disregarded what I said.
     
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  13. tennishotdog

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    ooops you caught me. im such a troll. lol
     
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  14. HunterST

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    If a guy has one atp point and is, thus, about 1500 in the world and wants to call himself a pro, I don't think we should argue with them! :) I agree, though, even that great of a player couldn't make a living off of tennis.
     
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  15. goober

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    He could probably do what Tonlars is doing. Go play in money open events and teach on the side.
     
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  16. tennishotdog

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    okay since my cover was blown i might as well come clean. i was just joking about the dreaming to go pro thing. it was just a cover to show the video of me hitting with a forehand that somewhat resembles the forehand of the famous roger federer. in hindsight, i guess i could've done it in a less distasteful way, but that is immaturity on my part and I apologize.
     
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  17. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    somewhat resembles the forehand of the famous roger federer????

    If you mean you both have a tennis racquet in your hand, then ok....
     
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  18. tennishotdog

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    hey at least give me some credit for putting it on video lol
    but I think Im close to figuring it out soon, just a few more wrinkles to iron out and i think i will have a systematic method to pull it off beautifully. im not kidding, i've been researching a method to learn this type of slingshot forehand for quite some time now. i cannot remember the countless hours i've watched federers slow mo videos to learn every minute detail of his stroke mechanics down.
     
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  19. Fuji

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    My brain hurts from reading this thread.

    -Fuji
     
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  20. Power Player

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    Lol. I love how weird this guy is.

    He actually had 2 accounts and the other one came in to pay him compliments on his strokes and say they looked like Federer and that his video was "how the pros hit".

    That is true narcissism, and just plain weird.
     
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  21. Fuji

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    LOL! I should make another account to comment on my match results thread, might boost my ego! :twisted: :lol:

    -Fuji
     
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  22. Mick

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    haha, i thought i was the only one here who didn't see the similarity.
    sorry, tennishotdog but at least you are trying and one day it might end up looking like federer's fh :)
     
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  23. gregor.b

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    Umm,I don't think so.If you are not a satellite player by your twenties,you are unlikely to become a pro.
     
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  24. tennishotdog

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    hey we all have narcissism in us even the most modest. its human nature. some have it more than others i guess. and some just weird like me :)
     
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  25. Bobby Jr

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    Without having read the rest of the thread, if you're in your mid twenties and play as you do in those videos you have basically zero chance of becoming a pro.

    You hit a nice ball by club player standards but the foibles in your strokes show through heavily. Your forehand is heavily inspired by how you think Federer hits his. The risk when attempting to mimic like that is you miss the finer details of the stroke and what makes it what it is. Being able to objectively view how someone hits a stroke and then come up with a specific set of improvements to practice to move in that direction is a rare skill. You should be able to watch the video and see what you need to improve on but I dare say you don't have that level of self analysis. Most people never develop it to a high enough level.
     
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  26. RoddickAce

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    I think his followthrough end position from the side video looks like Federer's.
     
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  27. HunterST

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    I think hitting on the wall has messed up your swing a bit. Not to be repetitive, but it's way, way to flat. That's the biggest issue in your swing. You mentioned how you're going to change grips for a more vertical swing path. Unfortunately, that isn't how it works. You need to work on swinging up on the ball. Good news is you get to keep your current grip!
     
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  28. aimr75

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    Option 1: Make up some elaborate thread about going pro and create two accounts to prop yourself up at how great your strokes are and dig yourself into a hole in the process

    Option 2: Just ask for some feedback on your strokes

    :roll:
     
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  29. dennis10is

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    No Dude, if you listen of the masters here. you could go pro, even be the greatest ever.

    WW forehand, laid back wrist, angular momentum, kinetic chain. You'll be great in no time.
     
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  30. tennishotdog

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    I do hit very flat and its a problem that im trying to work on.
    sometimes i really have to hold back on taking a full swing just so that the ball can land inside the court either that or I really have to stand as far back from the baseline as possible.

    I will experiment with different ways to swing up on the ball more to get more net clearance and have it land inside the court. hopefully i keep my current grip and wont mess up the overall stroke too much that i start arming it.

    you're right about the wall, it messes with not only my swing and making me hit flat but my timing as well, but its hard to find good hitting partners where i play. most people are only interested in playing matches(mostly doubles)
     
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  31. tennishotdog

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    well, i learned my lesson :). next time i'll resist my strong inner urge to troll, the narcissist in me just yearns for it.:twisted:
     
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  32. tennishotdog

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    yes you're right, i've made this mistake many times and still do. i watch the videos and then go try to force it to look a certain way as i remembered seeing. this has caused some very bad habits and messed up the sound techniques that i'd learned.

    lately I've stopped watching them and just hit what feels natural to me and been getting better results. before i was constantly obsessing over minute details that i forget the basics of a sound stroke and so everything just breaks down from there. fortunately I do have some fundamentals that i can coming back to whenever I mess up trying different things to get that forehand to look right.
     
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  33. tennishotdog

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    thanks, thats probably the only part that looks somewhat similar, im still working on other parts like the takeback loop, the wrist, and the swingpath.

    thanks, i know the similarities are not all there yet but yeh at least im trying. hopefully one day it'll end up with a fh that looks and hits like feds and post another video when I do.
     
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    Gotta love those troll convertion threads.
     
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    The OP has a 100 times better chance of being hit by lightening or winning the lotto than turning pro. I've seen too many players who spend hours hitting against a wall mistakenly thinking it's the same as playing real tennis. They daydream they're playing a real match and wrongly convince themselves they are good--they're not. Hitting against a wall is nothing like playing a match and tells very little about what kind of player you really are. It's easy to convince yourself you're better than you really are hitting against a wall. From watching the videos it's scary that this guy actually believes he has any chance to play professionally. The serve alone is hillarious...
     
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    hey OP, how are you handling all the negative feedback? what is your opinion now?
     
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