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  1. Mark Carlisle

    Mark Carlisle New User

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    Any of the California readers know what happened to Jack Broudy and the above websites ? He seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth and not answering the telephone. I found his 45 degree angle concept and CD very helpful. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

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    Dont know! Have to find out. I thought his work on the 45 degree angle was excellent. I use it and see it in almost everything I do with tennis now. He turned me into a math geek.
     
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  3. rfhjr

    rfhjr New User

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    From the e-mail I received they are developing a new tennis site which will be up in a few months. The new site will be www.jackbroudytennis.com
     
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  4. splink779

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    What is the 45 degree angle concept?
     
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  5. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

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    The concept starts with two lines that are attached or come from the middle of the net. The lines then go out in a 45 degree angle towards the baseline infinitely.

    After your stroke preparation you would turn your shoulder into the 45 degree angle and make contact with the ball.

    Another way to see it is from an actual video of a pro:

    http://www.uspta.com/html/e-lesson-twohand backhand.swf
     
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  6. JackB1

    JackB1 G.O.A.T.

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    website is up
    https://grailsports.com/

    just picked up one of these. Seems like just the ticket to loosen up my stiff 50 yr old hips! :)
     
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  7. 5263

    5263 G.O.A.T.

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    so what was the deal with him falling off the face of the earth?
    you seem to be someone who might know :)
     
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  8. frenzy

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    Does the 8 board really work?
     
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  10. Thud and blunder

    Thud and blunder Semi-Pro

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    Excellent; I'm currently working on amping up my hip rotation, and this looks like a good Christmas present to myself.
     
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