stroking and ball height

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by drummerboy, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. drummerboy

    drummerboy Rookie

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    Hello

    I have one small question. I am beginning to notice that I developed this bad habit of letting the ball dropping down from the bounce and then hitting it on the dbl-handed backhand. I know this is different for the hard balls when you gotta hit it in this position to get away with it. My problem is I am beginning to hit all the balls that way including the easy ones. So what is the best ball height when making a good top spin stroke: on the rise, in the highest bouncing point or when coming down after bouncing. I hope you know what I mean to say because my English is a little sloppy.

    drummerboy
     
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  2. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

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    FOr a twohanded backand, the strike zone depends on the dominant hand grip. Not necessarily the tophand. But the grip that determines which is the dominant hand in the stroke.

    So for a towhander that has an Eastern Backhand/Eastern forehand combo and prefers to swing from the bottom hand, the strike zone will be that for an Eastern backhand.

    If a player uses a Continental/Eastern forehand which makes the top hand the dominant hand, the strike zone will be that of a Eastern forehand grip.

    In general, the strike zone for a twohander is about from the upper thigh to chest high. That is preferred.
     
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  3. drummerboy

    drummerboy Rookie

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    Thanks Bill. Will try it and see how it goes.
     
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