What are your weapons?what is not?

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  1. halalula1234

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    What are your weapons? like is it one of ur shots or more. is it ur speed and stuff etc. just wanting to knw what u ppl's special weapons are and why?..
    And whats not your weapon? the shot u got that u are not very consistent with and why?

    For me the shots that i say is not consistent for me is my forehand and my forehand volley. I find it hard to control the ball and stuggle to hit winners off it. I also dont like doing the smash of really high balls on the full cus i sometimes hit it out or not in time. Serve because i get a few double faults

    My weapons would be my speed cus im quite fast since im short. My backhand because its hard flat and skims the net i get most winners of it. my Bh volley i find it comfortable and prefer it over my fh volley. serve because it can hit with quite a pace.
     
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  2. BestLefty UK

    BestLefty UK Semi-Pro

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    Forehand*

    Weakness':
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    Overheads

    *=On some days
     
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  3. mozzer

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    Serve, forehand and backhand volley
     
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  4. Charlie_Boy

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    My weapon is my forehand, no doubt about it.

    My backhand CAN be a weapon, but it usually isn't.

    A major weakness of mine are my volleys, as well as my 2nd serve,
     
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  5. 2ndserve642

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    backhand down the line and when i run around a bakchand and pull the forehand down the line
     
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  6. CAM178

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    Speed, cardio, serve, FH, running shot from either side, topspin lob, backhand slice, passing shots, and drop shot
     
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  7. forehand2theface

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    serve-80+ mph
    forehand
    forehand return
    drop shot
    passing shot-forehand or backhand
    backhand (when im confident)

    WEAKNESSES:
    consistency
    temper
    speed
    spin serve
    going for too many big shots
     
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  8. forehand2theface

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    btw im 15 years old
     
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  9. region2champion

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    BACKHAND
    passing shots
    drop shot

    Weaknesses:
    power
    serve
    volley
    agression
     
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  10. region2champion

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    :wink:As you can guess im a counterpuncher
     
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  11. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    well i have most shots the same but main weapons

    1st serve
    forehand
    backhand
    vollys

    weakness

    sometimes my bad shots

    2nd serve (have aces on it sometimes but rarely)
    backhand overheads.
     
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  12. scraps234

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    strength:
    cosistancy
    lobs
    slice
    drop shots
    weakness:
    power
    serve
     
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  13. MomentumGT

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    Can't pick between either. My strokes are equally as bad as each other. LOL

    -Jon
     
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  14. Delamix

    Delamix New User

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    Strengths:

    Drop Shots
    Down the line forehand

    Weaknesses:
    first serve
     
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  15. Charlie_Boy

    Charlie_Boy Semi-Pro

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    No one gives a ****. :shock:
     
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  16. Necroblood

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    My one handed backhanded.
    My first serve.
    My backhand volley.
    My backhand slice.
    and forehand
     
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  17. halalula1234

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    i agree..no one really cares :p
     
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  18. BigBUBBA

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    Strenghts and stuff

    Strenghts
    Backhand
    Slices
    Forehand volleys
    Speed!!!!!
    Specialty shots(dropshots, passing shots +lobs)

    Weaknesses
    2nd Serve
    Backhand Volleys
     
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  19. tennisVS

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    Your game sounds just like mine. All except for that I have great volleys most of the time. My forehand though i lack consistancy on and most of the time pace, once in a while though i have a day when i can just hit huge forehands all over the place. The main problem with my forehand now is that i have it engrained in my head that i can't hit a forehand.
     
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  20. region2champion

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    That dosen't mean your good for your age:-|
     
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  21. halalula1234

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    good to hear im nt alone lol..i'm having this problem cus i've just recently switched from my original 2HFH to the new 1HFH a week ago. So now im currently working and trying to get my new forehand good and make it a weapon..but i just cant seem to add power into it and hit it deep. i miss my old good fh but coach made me change :cry:
     
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  22. forehand2theface

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    lol people dont believe me when they see my serve
     
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  23. Charlie_Boy

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    Again, no one gives a ****.
     
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  24. strahan918

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    Strengths: Forehands, volleys(or at least I like hitting them lol.)

    Weaknesses: Backhands when the ball is high and kicking up.
     
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  25. halalula1234

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    sure :D we all say that to ourselves.
     
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  26. tennisVS

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    Oh don't worry im sure that you will get a hang of it. I played tennis to do and i hit my forehand very well. I was going to ask is speed a weapon for you? For me i can run down almost anything. Even against the pros at the clubs and they are 5.0 to 5.5 players.
     
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  27. halalula1234

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    yep speed is a weapon to me i can run and slide and do da splits on 95% of the balls
     
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  28. forehand2theface

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    ha i was a little giddy cause it was my bday
     
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  29. FEDEX1

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    my forehand is my biggest strength. especially cross court i can really rip it sometimes. also my speed and my defensive abilities really help me out and can get me out of trouble. My volleys aren't that bad it's just i'm not that big so it's hard to cover passing shots at net. My serve has it's days but often it can hurt me. I just switched to a 2 handed backhand so right now thats a pretty big weakness.
     
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  30. 2ndserveace

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    Strengths:
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    Forehand
    Backhand
    Power
    Backhand slice

    Weaknesses:
    Volley technique
    Forehand slice
    Overhead
    Footwork (sometimes)
     
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  31. ncode tour90

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    Strengths:
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    Forehand
    speed
    ability to focus
    forehand and backhand slice
    heavy topspin
    Weaknesses:
    backhand
    second serve
     
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  32. acetheserve

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    my weapons are my two-hand backhand. also its my gentle and dangerous drop shot.
     
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  33. halalula1234

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    happy birthday then
     
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  34. slicekick95

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    weapons:
    forehand
    backhand
    serve

    not:
    speed
    volleys
    loopers
     
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  35. appppppppple

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    weapons:
    head microgel extreme pro

    not:
    opponent's head microgel extreme pro
     
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  36. tennisdude42

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    weapons:
    return
    lobs
    groundstrokes
    speed
    not showing emotion
    defense
    swinging volley
    point construction
    footwork

    weaknesses:
    serve
    volleys
    smashes
    touch
    misjudging ball
    late preparation
     
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  37. JakeHCoker

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    Weapons: Kick/Twist Sever, Fast Serve, Spin Serve, Topspin, and Technical Playing

    Weaknesses: Net Hitting Smashes, Missing Sweat Spot, Loosing My Cool, and constantly making the other player think I'm trying to play doubles.

    My footwork, volleys, and shot judgement are pretty neutral, but they're far from weeknesses.
     
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  38. tennisVS

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    Cool looks like we are in the same boat. Except your forehand is probably better than mine is. What i do is, well right now im trying to get away from being to careful on the forehand side. I am trying to hit with more depth so then i have time to run around and hit a backhand, I actually have more confidence in my volleys than hitting a forehand so i try to come in at any possible opprotunity.
     
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  39. iTennis47

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    Same here dude! eveything except the volley part and the speed. Yea so bh, serve, and my net play is also becoming a weapon now.:)
     
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  40. region2champion

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    By the way 80 mph isn't THAT fast for a 15 year old
     
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  41. Mdubb23

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    Strategy
    Use of spin
    Volleys
    Overhead

    Weaknesses:
    1st serve (both speed and consistency)
    Ability to be agressive w/my 1H backhand
    Down the line backhand volley
     
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  42. Hatari!

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    The way I take advantage of short balls is big for me. Getting the feet right, turning the shoulders, taking the ball high are match winners. All of my strokes are pretty reliable, although I feel I can rely on my down the line shots more than crosscourt. One of my main problems is that I swing too much on my forehand volley causing mishits, however, to compensate, I commonly get right on top of the net and smack it down into a corner. And being a lefty, spinny serves are key to my game.
     
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  43. Michael Bluth

    Michael Bluth Semi-Pro

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    Weapons:

    Forehand
    When on first serve
    Returns
    Not the fastest guy but have good anticipation on where the opponent will hit the ball.

    Weaknesses:
    Nerves
    Slice backhand though can occasionally produce sick drophsots and overall it is improving.
    Serve though when on is strong weapon breaks down easily leading to man DFs
     
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  44. swimntennis

    swimntennis Guest

    Weapons:

    Touch
    Variety
    Drop Shots
    Lobs
    First Serve Placement
    Backhand
    Anticipation

    Weaknesses:

    Footspeed (not footwork)
    Second Serve
     
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  45. T1000

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    Weapons

    Serve
    Forehand
    Backhand DTL
    Volleys
    Speed
    Anticipation

    Weak

    Mental game
     
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  46. anbu4ever11

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    id say

    Strengths:
    1.passing shots(especially on the backhand)
    2.speed
    3.strategy(ill personally start out guns blazing but if it doesnt work ill do anything even push if i have to)
    4. i think my forehand is a strength i can control it nicely and it does have pace just of course theres always people with better

    weaknesses:
    1.mental game i still think isnt as good as i want it to be
    2.overheads(i just dont like doing them)
    3. trying to impress(hate it when it gets in the way)
    4.relaxing always feeling pressured.this is the biggest problem for me
     
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  47. eneka

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    My weapon : Me being a lefty :cool:
    lol haha
    strengths:
    footwork, anticipation
    forehand
    "killer" cross court
    two-hand backhand
    2nd serve
    weakness
    1st serve
    backhand slice
    volley
    overhead smash
    slicing
     
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  48. [d]ragon

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    STRENGTH:
    variety
    serve
    forehand

    WEAKNESS:
    serve
    volleys
    backhand

    my serve is both my strength and weakness depending on the day. i lack alot of consistency when it comes to serving
     
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  49. 2ndserve642

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    Strengths
    Strategy
    anticipation
    drop shot volleys
    backhand dtl
    speed

    Weakness
    serve
    footwork
    backhand volley
    overhead
    mental game
     
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