Weight Transfer on Hardcourt & Grass

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Hardserve, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Hardserve

    Hardserve Rookie

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    Got an issue with Grass that needs solving.. On Hardcourt transferring weight from forward to back foot is easy and I get good rythym because I do it at a certain speed that works for that surface.

    But on grass with the sand it is different.

    When I do it at my normal speed like I do on hardcourt I run into balance
    problems on Grass when doing the weight transfer and feels like the weight
    hasn't transfered properly and is not balanced but feels unstable under
    my back foot soon as I make the shift during the motion..... This is what
    happens when I shift my weight back at my normal speed.

    On Hardcourt the weight remains stable and centered. But not on this
    surface with the sand.

    If I speed up the transfer on grass, I find my weight transfers better
    and is more stable, but then that change in timing also throws off the
    timing and rythym in the rest of my serve and upsets it....
     
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  2. thundaga

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    sand? so i guess ur talkin about synthetic grass then?
     
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  3. Hardserve

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    Yes Synthetic grass surface is causing me a couple of annoying issues (especially when that surface is a little damp.)

    For as soon as there's a tiny little slip of the foot or foot moving
    out of position during the motion, it causes the head to drop too early
    in the serve and end up hitting under the ball and sending it straight
    into the top of the tape.
     
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