similarity between flat serve and forehand

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  1. sophistrock

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    Do you find any similarity between flat serve and forehand? Especially on weiht transfer, coiling and uncoiling
     
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    If you played topspin forehand with a continental grip like I did back in the early '70's, it would be VERY similar.
    Panatta, Nastase, Kriek, Laver....
     
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    No. Seem very different. Different grips. Different swing pattern. Different leg push.

    Could you explain what you mean?
     
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    swing forward, momentum forwards, look at ball, hit if forwards, needs a backswing, needs a tennis ball, needs shoes.......
     
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    Which is why I gave up on topspin continental forehand by 1976, adopting old school eastern grip forehands for a couple of years.
     
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  7. sophistrock

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    I found a couple of places they are similar.

    During coiling, I stick my left arm out in both serve and forehand, show part of back to net, I felt twisted tension in my back. Later when I uncoil by open up the shoulder, the tension get released suddenly. That's my take of hitting the ball using body. I also Pronation in both cases.

    I found the pro has those heavy kick in their forehand. I can find the kick in my serve, but not forehand. Just try to explore those kick in my forehand, that's where my question is coming from.

    When I open up the hip and chest late in serving and snap the wrist quickly at the same time, I found more zip in my serve. Should I do the same thing in forehand?
     
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    It's called coiling, and then uncoiling.
    Loading up, then unloading.
    Pretwisting, then twisting.
    Action, then re action.
    Yes, if you have the time. We all try to do it, but weird bounces, unexpected bounces, can have us arming the ball.
     
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    I also find them similar - between flat/slice serve and a forehand (especially a high forehand).

    right shoulder higher than left;
    coil/uncoil;
    acceleration of the hitting shoulder thru the contact.

    swing paths do look different, but the mechanics, quite similar.
     
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