Unfinished look of my strokes

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by fastdunn, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

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    Here goes somewhat long story for subtle things(warning :) )
    I recently hit with my old friend and he mentioned
    that I always had strokes with somewhat reluctant finish.
    Although he mentioned that I now seem to have much more
    stronger follow thru (and I'm improved of course),
    I realized I still have strokes with somewhat unfinished looks
    (via video my girl friend took).

    I'm no beginner and I have been told that I have good smooth
    forms by couple of coaches. But I realized my old friend is not
    only one who gave me such a comment. Couple of other firends
    told me that I look like I hit reluctantly, I realized.

    I don't think it's because my strokes are not matured enough
    or I don't have enough confidence. I think it's a type of habit
    developed over the years. Non of my coaches I had private
    lessons with, told me to fix it. But I'm wondering if this is a bad
    thing that I'd be better off by consciously fixing it.
    I have somewhat flat strokes and I wonder it is related to that.
    Anyone has swings/strokes with unfinished look ?
     
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  2. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

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    Hard to answer this question without seeing you hit. It could be that the coaches saw nothing wrong with your swing. Topspin is accomplished simply from a low to high swing. YOu probably have more of a level or slight upward swing when you meet the ball.

    I am not quite sure about the term "reluctant". Does that mean you hit late? Does it mean you prepare late and swing quickly. Try posting a video as an example so we can help you. I doubt there is anything wrong.

    Have you tried to use the form I was talking about awhile ago? You should be understanding it by now. You also should be hitting with topspin if you stuck with it.
     
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  3. fjgarciap

    fjgarciap Rookie

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    Maybe you have a short or medium swing and are using a game improvement racquet. Trying a more head light, balanced and heavy stick strung at a relative high tension would force you to develop a long swing (more racquet head acceleration, & long follow-thru).
     
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  4. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

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    Thanks guys for inputs.
    I think I just have bigger backswing than follow thru.
    I do hit my forehand notoriously(?) late...
     
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