When feeding the ball during practice

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by raiden031, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. raiden031

    raiden031 Legend

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    For those that typically hit with SW and lots of topspin, when you are starting a practice rally do you feed the ball with your normal forehand, or do you do something different, such as forehand slice? Sometimes it looks like the pros feed with a forehand slice, but I'm not sure if thats true or not.
     
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  2. ivan987

    ivan987 Rookie

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    I don't feed the ball with a normal forehand, I just hit the ball like a forehand slice but without much pace and rotation
     
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  3. chris1992

    chris1992 Semi-Pro

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    i just knock it forward and flat at around 3/4 pace of rally
     
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  4. Undrayon

    Undrayon New User

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    Actually, that forehand slice (most of the time) is actually more of a half volley. They use a continental (volley/serve) grip and just hit the ball flat to their opponent for a feed. If you watch coaches feed rally balls to their students they usually feed this way.
     
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  5. dave333

    dave333 Hall of Fame

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    I feed a topspin shot with continental grip and normally hit with a mild western grip. Its basically perfect as s feed.
     
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