What´s your favorite stroke?

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  1. AsgerHO

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    What stroke is your best?

    What stroke do you enjoy most hitting?

    And what is your least favorite stroke:D?

    My best stroke is possibly my serve.

    My favorite one is definetely the jumping two-handed backhand. It´s soooo nice:D

    Hmm and my least favorite - not the best volley-player existing:D
     
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  2. Jonnyf

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    Best is my serve probably

    Favourite is forehand

    least favourite is also my volleys
     
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  3. Nick Irons

    Nick Irons Semi-Pro

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    BEST: I enjoy any FH down the line as I have success on both sides.

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    FAV: Running FH down the line

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    Worst and My least favorite is a FH Volley (Not the approach) as it is where I need the most work.
     
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  4. snoflewis

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    best: forehand
    favorite: backhand

    worst: volley
     
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  5. lethalfang

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    What stroke is your best?
    Volley, both forehand and backhand.

    What stroke do you enjoy most hitting?
    Forehand groundstrokes. This is the reason I love tennis: oh feel so good!

    And what is your least favorite stroke:D?
    Backhand topspin groundstrokes. They suck big time! That's why I slice my backhand more often than I should.
     
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  6. SlapShot

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    Best Stroke - My serve. I spent countless hours during my teenage years on the courts hitting hoppers of balls, trying to learn how to serve well.

    Favorite Stroke - It's a tie between my inside out forehand and my two-handed topspin BH. Both are fun to hit and I feel really sure with them.

    Least Favorite - Mid court, shoetop level volley. Hate 'em, and see them more often than I'd like to.
     
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  7. Pro Staff Pete

    Pro Staff Pete Semi-Pro

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    Best Stroke - Single-handed backhand

    Favorite Stroke - Backhand passing: cross (as short as possible !!!)

    Least Favorite - Forehand when under pressure ánd the same as Slapshot just mentioned. I hate it because 99% of the time, the opponent isn't even aware that he actually hits 'the perfect shot' - halfcourt.
     
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  8. NadalClone

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    Best stroke - Forehand down the line is my most consistent weapon for me

    Favorite stroke - My overhead smash. I love it when I get a short lob and bounce it over the fence

    Least favorite - Slice backhand
     
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  9. dave333

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    Forehand at around waist high. I smack that thing like a....ho that doesn't pay up. I dunno, I couldn't think of another analogy like that :)

    Backhand winners. More satisfying because they are less frequent than my forehand winners and they are almost always really really crosscourt.

    Backhand volleys that are aimed at my chest. I suck at that.
     
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  10. gb.tennis.junky

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    best stroke - blasting a first serve

    favorite stroke - between the legs volley

    least favorite - down the line backhand
     
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  11. excelcier

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    all court game, but forehands are so clean and enjoyable
     
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  12. A.Davidson

    A.Davidson Semi-Pro

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    Best: Drop shot

    Favorite: High, deep groundstrokes that go up to the shoulders

    Least Favorite: Running forehand...I tend to smack it into the net
     
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  13. Yonexer

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    My best stroke is indefinatly, my two handed backhand
    My two handed power forehand. I love seeing the confuzzled faces of my opponents..
    My least fave..serve, only cuz it stinks. I'm working hard on it tho.
     
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  14. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    I'm only a 2.0 player so I don't have a best stroke yet.

    However, my favorite shot that I want to get good at is the inside out forehand, and serve down the T.
     
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  15. p0w3r

    p0w3r Semi-Pro

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    My favorite and best shot is my forehand. It feels so great taking a full hard swing at the ball while hitting directly on the sweetspot.

    My least favorite...and also my worst shot is my serve. Damn it sucks...its the main thing thats holding me back right now.
     
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  16. Tikiman53

    Tikiman53 Semi-Pro

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    Favorite: either a cross court forehand or a backhand volley.

    My worst shot is definitely the overhead. Ironically, I can hit a good serve, but not a good overhead.
     
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  17. Bodacious DVT

    Bodacious DVT Semi-Pro

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    Best stroke:running forehand, squash shot, or approach shot

    Favorite stroke: approach shot

    Worst stroke: high backhand volleys
     
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  18. tennis_hand

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    Best: forehand
    Favorite: forehand on the sideline, either cross court or DTL.
    Worst: high backhand. Used to be my serve, but have improved it so now i don't have many double faults. :p
     
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  19. Noveson

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    Best: My 'roller' forehand crosscourt for a really nice angle
    Favorite: Unloading on a two hander
    Worst: Forehand volley
     
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  20. krprunitennis2

    krprunitennis2 Professional

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    I like groundstroke forehand rallies, probably more on the forehand side.

    I really enjoy hitting groundstrokes, many on approach shots.

    When I'm up at the net and someone hits the ball lower than my hips, a deep lob, or a paceless low shot.
     
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  21. tennispr()

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    best:forehand
    favorite:super angle shots!
    Worst:backhand
     
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  22. LarougeNY

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    Agree, or the best shot would be a huge forehand/backhand down the line after a long rally that just makes your opponent go :mad: .

    Worst shot for me though would be those high pressure 6-6 in the tiebreaker point volleys, they just seem to fall apart under pressure of not wanting to screw up.
     
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  23. czech09

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    Best: Probably my two handed backhand at the moment

    Favorite: Slice backhand

    Worst: Slice or Running Forehand they're about the same.
     
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  24. stormholloway

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    One hand on the backhand. Nothing feels quite like it.
     
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  25. Zets147

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    Best: FH DTL

    Favorite: Backhand

    Least Favorite: FH Returns??

    Worst: Backhand



    It's a sad time for me.. ; ;
     
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  26. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    Favorite shot to make: BH topspin lob.

    Best shots (from what I am told):
    Drop volleys, serve, overhead, high BH volley and the slice BH.

    Worst shot: FH return while jammed. Got to work on that.
     
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  27. Polaris

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    Best: One-handed backhand slice
    Worst: First serve

    Favorite: One-handed topspin backhand
    Least favorite: Forehand drop shot
     
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  28. skiracer55

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    Lemme see...

    Best: short cross-court slice one-handed backhand

    Favorite: backhand volley

    Least favorite: backhand smash. I can hit anything, but this one's usually a toughie...
     
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  29. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    Best stroke: volley
    Favorite stroke to hit: 2HBH
    Least favorite stroke: slice approach shot
     
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  30. oscar_2424

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    best: forehand
    favorite: backhand down the line
    worst: any volley:)
     
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  31. Doc Hollidae

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    Best Shot: Backhand down the line
    Worst Shot: Overheads
    Favorite Shot: Tie - Returns and Baseline Overheads
     
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  32. Andres

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    Best: Backhand volley
    favorite: slice backhand, serve out wide
    Worst: Backhand DTL on the run
     
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  33. KingOfTennis

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    Best: Forhand
    Favourite: Forhand
    Worst: Backhand and running to positions when volleying in doubles
     
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  34. nViATi

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  35. Indrid Cold

    Indrid Cold New User

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    Best: crosscourt backhand
    Favorite: forehand topspin approach when I can whip it crosscourt
    Worst. High forehand, for some reason. Tend to spin it in.
     
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  36. andymac1

    andymac1 Rookie

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    Best) = Serve

    Favorite) = Heavy Topspin Forehand

    Worst) = Volleys
     
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  37. sinned

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    BEST: On the rise, flat down the line one hand BHs.

    FAVORITE: Approaching, high balls, jumping, flat FHs. Feels like I'm flying!

    Worst: Like most, volleys.
     
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  38. Big Fed

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    Same here I love the running forehand.
     
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  39. metsjets

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    best: first serve
    favorite: high forehand in the middle of the court

    worst/least favorite: half volleys/very high backhand volleys
     
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  40. 4brotherdrive

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    My best stroke would have to be my volley's, they are technically correct and never have let me down, my forehand would be my best shot but it has been getting messed up with all the adjustments that I am making.

    I enjoy hitting my backhand when I am actually HITTING it.

    The worst stroke would have to be my serve, I comes and goes, and I never practice it, it sux and the only reason I get away with it (OCCASIONALLY) is because I am a lefty.
     
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  41. TENNIS_SHMUCK

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    Hahaha My Best Stroke Is Obviously My Two Handed Forehand Down The Line Drop Shot Return Of Serve On The Deuce Side. Its World Class Yo
     
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  42. Tennis Man

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    best: cross-court 1HBH, drop shots
    favorite: forehand top-spin passing shot
    worst: baseline 1HBH
     
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  43. brandonht

    brandonht New User

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    What stroke is your best?
    my forehand

    What stroke do you enjoy most hitting?
    i love hitting my one handed back hand and my flat serve

    And what is your least favorite stroke?
    i've got to say my second serve... still working on it
     
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