semi-open stance problems

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by dherring, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. dherring

    dherring New User

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    Hello, I currently hit a open-stance forehand with a semi western grip. I would like to have a semi-open stance but I have tried many times without avail. Are there any tips that would aid me in this problem. And does the power come from body rotation(open) or forward weight shift(closed/neutral) with this stance. Thank you
     
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  2. paulfreda

    paulfreda Hall of Fame

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    Technique for open, semi-open, neutral and closed stances are indeed different with every grip. Certain shots are possible and others are very low percentage.

    So what problems specifically are you having ?
     
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  3. dherring

    dherring New User

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    What body physics apply to semi open that also apply to open stance. any tips on how to make the switch. there is no specific problem. Any advice is appreciated!
     
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  4. Sliceboy2

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    You already created a muscle memory on your stroke. The best way to adopt another stance is to drill. Have someone feed balls to you without you worrying about the returns.
     
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