yutani asked, "why dun you start playing left eh?"

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  1. wyutani

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    sometimes my tennis mate can be irritating. he always say nadal beat federer mainly becos nadal is a lefty...one day i told him to play left like nadal. (my friend is right-handed for tennis)...he took the dare & tried playing wif his left hand for a few weeks and gave up. lolz! what a weakling...one his dumb reason is that he cant generate enuf power on his serve or something like that...

    what about you guy? have you rightys' ever tried playing left and suddenly gave up? so what's ur reason for quiting mate'? for those who managed to switch from right to left...congrats!

    wong yutani :p
     
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  2. Freedom

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    I play right handed. Why? Because I'm right handed.

    My game has enough problems. Why add the trauma of switching hands?
     
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    tell your friend that I think he is a moron.
     
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    I play lefty against weaker 3.5s and 3.0s and play righty against strong 3.5s and up. Playing lefty is more relaxing as I hit the ball slower and there is more time between shots so it's more like a siesta, very relaxing with long slow rallies. It would take a long time if ever for my lefty to catch up with my righty. I was born left-handed but play sports right-handed.
     
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  5. Bungalo Bill

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    LOL, geeez Kevhen after all the stuff you mentioned, you should be playing against Federer. You simply crack me up with your "bragging" stuff. Very funny stuff.
     
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  6. Bungalo Bill

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    Wyuntani, this has got to be the most idiotic post ever. This is worse than BeachTennis's mumbo jumbo. BeachTennis can now officially pass the trophey to you for being the biggest dork online. :) lolz
     
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  7. kevhen

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    There was no bragging just saying who I play lefty and right against. I have no power in my lefty but it's consistent enough to beat some 3.5s. Is that bragging? Sorry if it is.

    I enjoy the occassional lefty match and even played my 4.5 doubles partner lefty last winter when his right shoulder was hurting him and it was hilarious to watch us both play lefty and look like Average Joes off the street with very unorthodox shots. We both have wheels so it was hard to hit any winners and neither of us could really finish at the net either but it made it alot of fun to see how dorky we looked.
     
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    Righty only? The nerve of these people. Not ambidextrous? Shame! What a weakling! At least he tried. Wimp. Why do you even play with this loser?

    Hey, you know what IS irritating? wyutani's spelling and grammar. Dun u guy think so? Who's wif me? enuf said, eh mate'? lolz!;)
     
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  9. Andres

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    Wyutani always held the trophy, Bungallo... what are you talking about :D ?

    And wyutani, Nadal didn't said one day: "Ohh, I feel like playing lefty", and after a few weeks, the switch was done. He was born with somehow equal skill with both hands, and Toni decided to train him as a lefty... FOR 15 YEARS.

    Your post, and EVEN MORE the bet, makes no sense at all. Why don't you try to play righty?
     
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    And everyone said "God, WY WY WY did you send UTANI! lol
     
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  11. Freedom

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    Could someone explain Wyutani's avatar to me? I understand it's Marcos Baghdatis in the rain, but what's the story? I assume it is Aussie Open, but I only saw a couple matches of it.

    Someone said his avatar was 'inspiring'? :confused:
     
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    Love the lolz detail. :D

    I guess I'm as far from being ambidextrous as one can be. I can't do anything right with my left hand. Have no feel whatsoever. Playing tennis lefty is science fiction to me. Kudos to everyone who can do it.
     
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  13. nViATi

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    Sometimes YOU can be irritating. Of course switching to left handed for a few weeks won't help at all. Nadal has been left handed since he picked up a racquet. That is totally different from trying to learn to play left handed in a few weeks.
     
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  14. snoflewis

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    andres...if it's something we agree on...it's definitely that wyutani has always held the trophy for dumbest posts ever.
     
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    I broke my right arm, and had to have it in a cast for 3 weeks and not use it for like 4 months... needless to say I couldn't possibly just stop playing tennis. So I took up lefty. It was VERY VERY hard at first, but you know with persistence you can learn just about everything. When my arm was finally healed, I was pretty good at lefty tennis... but serving with a cast was hard!
     
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  16. Rickson

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    Well, Wong, it's not easy to switch to the non dominant hand after you've grown accustomed to playing with the dominant hand, but I'm willing to bet that if you started playing tennis with your off hand right from the start of your tennis "career", your strokes would be as good as they are right now provided you did it from the beginning. I'm always game to experiment; I'll try the left handed switch and see what happens. Will check in with you in a year.
     
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  17. wyutani

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    ahh~ at last someone who's not insulting me. thank's mate...i play lefty by nature (this is true, even if "someone" dun believe me). i treid to play right since last month (i was inspired by federer). my friend treid playing left while i play right, its part of the dare, he gave up first but im still trying on my right though. thinking of giving it up soon...

    PS: sorry for any grammar mistake (english aint my first language), my avatar is marcos bagdatis becos i share the same bday as him, my name is yutani, not yuntani...g'day
     
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  18. katastrof

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    It's not only about using the left arm instead of the right. You have to shift your entire body movement accordingly. One reason I never could excel in basketball was that I was never able to learn to drive in with my left hand. The problem was not the hand, it was my legs and right shoulder, who completely resisted to understand the same exact motion, only mirrored.

    I've heard some racquetball pros brag about being able to play level A with non-dominant hand. Pretty stupid obsession, if you ask me. Unless you are already world #1 and are already bored with the game, the time is better invested in regular practice.

    Let's forget about all this and move on. :)
     
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  19. Andres

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    What do you mean!? You don't agree with me on everything else!!?? :mad:
    SHAME ON YOU!!! :mrgreen:

    :cool:

    PS: Yeah, I always use the limit of emoticons in a sentence lol
     
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  20. Rickson

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    If you're Chinese, how is your name Yutani? I thought Chinese had one syllable surnames, which I assume is Wong, and 2 syllable given names which would make you Wong Yu Tan, not Wong Yutani. What happened?
     
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  21. travlerajm

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    In college, I used to hustle my dorm-mates for money when they didn't believe that I could beat them left-handed. But I had to serve underhand, and I needed to cheat by using a 2hb.
     
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  22. Rickson

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    A 2hbh is not cheating; look at Nadal.
     
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    He means cheating because when you hit a 2hb, it's essential your dominant hand forehand, except your hand is choked up a bit and of course your non-dominant hand is underneath.
     
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  24. shindemac

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    No, I never played left-handed. I'm gonna play my friend who's a lefty this weekend. He's a 1.5/2.0 so maybe I should play with my left hand to make it interesting. Would be funny if I was still better than him LOL!
     
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  25. wyutani

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    nah, my name aint Wong Yu Tan, nice try....my full name is Yutani Wong Man Tak. my name aint japansese, my dad named me based on an "alien" movie he's so obssesed about. yutani is sort of my "english" name, like john, george, only mine sounds jap...:mrgreen:
     
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    WTF????????????? my good god.... :shock: what a waste of time.
    Im gone for good.
     
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  27. Thunnus

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    Playing left handed is not that difficult if you already hit with two handed backhand. I found one handed backhand with my left hand was surprisingly easy and came very naturally. The difficult part is to hit serve with power. I have never thrown anything with my left arm so cordination was bad. I can get the ball in overhand, but hitting overhead and volley is tough.
     
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    Weyland and Yutani... yeah, your brother got the good one ;)
     
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    Who the hell is wyutani? :)
     
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    Some pusher, net rusher, serve and volleyes, clay court specialist with heavy topspin, doubles specialist, unbeaten in doubles since may last year, poor server and overall movement, lefty, who tried to play with his right hand, named after Alien, who LOVES Babolat, but he's now using Yonex, and changes his signature every 2 days.

    He has no six-packs, he likes basketball, swimming, it's 17, and 168 cm tall...

    That's all I can remember, Bungallo ;)
     
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    In fact, he changed again. He's not a Net Rusher anymore, but uses heavy topspin (but he doesn't know what topspin is, and how to impart spin on a ball, as he has previously stated and asked in this very same forum ;))
     
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  32. tennisboi206

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    funny i can actually play lefty pretty well although i mainly play right i started playing lefty because my back hand was kinda of weak so i tried left n it work out pretty well
     
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    I switched my left hand to a forehand swing last year. I hit it just the same as I do the right hand forehand. I like it. Have a lot more reach and I don't have to turn sideways, but can hit open stanced. The serve is harder, but I think I'll get it and then use it to throw people off, and for when the sun is a problem.

    I'm not ambidextrous but I do brush my hair and teeth left handed :neutral: :D

    The other thing I like about it is that backhands are just so problematic. You have to use muscles that aren't that strong; you almost have to stand backwards; you have to extend your elbow instead of flexing it. Two handed backhands use too much muscle and make the swing too circular. Freedom of motion is restricted; reach is reduced; again, you have to stand sideways.
     
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    How weird. I had only known ONE ambidextrous player in my life (Luke Jensen), and now, in this board, everyone can play with both hands!!

    Ahhh, the internet... just fascinating ;)
     
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  35. wyutani

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    im not ambidextrous...the thing is ppl try to play wif their weaker hand, and see how it feels like, that's all mate' .no need to get so worked up...
     
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  36. Andres

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    I wasn't talking about you, yutani, read the rest of the posts.
    Now everyone seems to be ambidextrous and equally skilled with both hands at tennis ;)
     
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  37. TennisAsAlways

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    I wonder if Wyutani can control the rocket thrusters with his left hand.
     
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  38. wyutani

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    a what? ur mistaken my right hand is my weaker hand...
     
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  39. TennisAsAlways

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    Whoops! I assume that everyone is right-handed! Anyways, how's the piloting, captain? :)
     
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  40. wyutani

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    going off in 31 may, wont be in this forum like 3 weeks, hehe, probably sending me to australia where 80 % of my group will be send back home...geez~ pilot competition is much tougher than the ATP
     
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  41. TennisAsAlways

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    That's pretty weird! Remember how I made it up that you said that you were an "astronaut"? .... Now in real life, you are actually training to be a pilot. Holy!!! :D
     
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  42. Bungalo Bill

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    I mean for real, Wyuntani pilots a plane? As in a real plane? The one that flys with people in it? :( :confused:
     
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  43. wyutani

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    geez~ i have no experience now, i cant even drive a car...its just a test training. im the lucky ones that got in...it does say on the letter, "military pilot"...what do you think eh? but they only take the good ones, after weeks of testing...chances of failing is 80% :mrgreen:

    PS: wish me luck eh?
     
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  44. Bungalo Bill

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    LOL, I don't know if I should wish you luck or pray for the world. :)
     
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    C'mon, you DO know what to do :mrgreen:
     
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    lol, a fighter pilot? My good Lord. What is up with that? I can just hear it now,

    BASE COMMAND: ...Wyutani, are you there, hello?

    WYUTANI: (he is flying a multi-billion dollar war plane over a no-fly zone with Hawaiian music playing in the background) Ahhh, yeah? Ahhhh, hello?

    BASE COMMAND: We have your plane flying in the wrong direction...over...

    WYUTANI: Ahhhh, yaaaa, ahhh, why u pic on me-a, I not only pilot to pic on...

    BASE COMMAND: Wyutani, this is the Commander, you get your butt back to base and that's an order

    WYUTANI: Whoaaa Commandah, what's up? (and the saga continues, will Wyutani ever make sense out of life? Will he ever get help?)
     
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  47. Andres

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    LMAAAAAOOO!!!!! :mrgreen:

    But the last line would be more like:

    BASE COMMAND: Wyutani, this is the Commander, you get your butt back to base and that's an order

    WYUTANI: Whoaaa Commanda, what's up, mate'? :mrgreen: (yeah, the smiley is ALSO part of the message he sends over the radio)
     
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  48. Bungalo Bill

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    LOL!!!!
     
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  49. mislav

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    Haha LOL! Excellent, Bungalo! Please come up with the sequel. :D
     
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  50. Bungalo Bill

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    I think we can all add to this one...:)
     
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