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kiteboard 12-02-2012 10:15 PM

Learn to master your energy as well as your strokes.
 
A fast unit turn. A fast uncoil. Fast upper body.
Fast lower body. Defend the contact point according to the arc made in front by your own arm length. Use the flex bar. Twist into a U, and twist shoulder to shoulder with the intention of increasing speed on unit turns. Use fast energy to increase frame speed on all shots. Intend to learn to increase speed on coiling/uncoiling and you will. Intend to increase frame speed on serving and you will. Intend to increase speed on returning serves and you will. There are energy flows inside the body the correspond to your blood vessels and nerve pathways, but are not measurable yet with meters, but they are there anyway. Become aware of the relationship between relaxation and speed, yet intended speed. Learn to become a lull master. A jamming master. A finishing master. Learn to recognize the relationship between lower body coils and upper body coils: upper is sideways twisting, lower is choppy/fast small steps and quick leg/footwork. Keep both moving fast no matter what the incoming speed of the ball, slow/fast/medium. You only have one speed to master: fast and smooth and relaxed. That's why federer is the best of all time.

Speed is king in most games, and tennis is no exception. The only way to become faster is to become more relaxed/faster. Allow high shots to be struck way out front, and low shots to be struck very close to you. Use the same speed on first/second serves. Use the same motion, but vary toss location. Attack all shots with relaxed speed and relaxed confidence. Become a faster player with your will/intention/technique.

Volley contact point is the same even though continental is used versus ground stroke grip. Don't go high/low on low volleys, as you will go long. Line up volley hand height with incoming height: high ball/high hand/low ball/low hand. High ball out front and chop down. Low ball, low hand and keep frame still and use feet/body to drive low and away.

Serving energy/speed has to be very high. Coils very extreme to hit great serves. Second serves must be struck with fearless energy and speed. Keep frame on path way so that you feel it is right, and use shoulder to rotate frame faster, and snap forearm, not wrist into serves. ARch back for higher elbow and more kinetic pathway for serving big shots. It's like a sneeze, coil and uncoil at 100mph sneeze speed.

Did you ever notice how many low balls you netted? Went out too far forward and didn't let the ball into your body enough.
Ever notice how many high shots you went long on? Waited too long and tried to hit at the same spot you use for medium shots, and went long. This is the same error: tried to use the same contact point regardless of ball height that you use on a neutral height shot, and missed due to being on top of or underneath of the ball. Listen and use these and you will go to a new plateau tactically. You will stop making so many ues.

Ever notice how many coaches are trying to get their students to arrive at a higher frame speed? More rpm, more pace, more penetration. Those who learn to do this under pressure are the better players. It's not hard to see why. They use high frame speeds to hit better shots and do it under great match pressure as a natural flow of their own energy. No thought involved, so they stay in the zone unconsciously.

pvaudio 12-03-2012 05:40 AM

I feel like I should be sitting legs-crossed and doing meditative breathing while I read your posts.

watungga 12-03-2012 05:57 AM

We all need Novak's trainer who pulled his shoulder up and shaking it loose prior to warm up rally. He grabbed and massaged his deltoids while pulling up the whole arm and elbow up.

treblings 12-03-2012 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by kiteboard (Post 7043840)
Did you ever notice how many low balls you netted? Went out too far forward and didn't let the ball into your body enough.
Ever notice how many high shots you went long on? Waited too long and tried to hit at the same spot you use for medium shots, and went long. This is the same error: tried to use the same contact point regardless of ball height that you use on a neutral height shot, and missed due to being on top of or underneath of the ball. Listen and use these and you will go to a new plateau tactically. You will stop making so many ues.

your posts are too darn long and complicated. are you maybe a teacher by profession?
now that i´ve insulted you, let me ask you a question.
would your concept of different contact points for different heights only apply for topspin strokes but for slice as well?

mikeler 12-03-2012 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7044110)
I feel like I should be sitting legs-crossed and doing meditative breathing while I read your posts.

Focus on your breathing. :)

I tend to underhit high balls. Maybe it was all those years as a junior where I would hit them long.

kiteboard 12-03-2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by watungga (Post 7044154)
We all need Novak's trainer who pulled his shoulder up and shaking it loose prior to warm up rally. He grabbed and massaged his deltoids while pulling up the whole arm and elbow up.

His doctor, Igor Cetojevic, used acupuncture needles, attached to electrodes on him, and a SCIO machine, when he diagnosed Djokovics' reaction to the electrical frequency injections as being indicative of a gluten allergy. When the doc came on in June 2010, D. went on a tear, and when he left after Dj won wimby, he started to lose and had energy loss again. No one has pointed that out but me.

kiteboard 12-03-2012 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 7044198)
Focus on your breathing. :)

I tend to underhit high balls. Maybe it was all those years as a junior where I would hit them long.

Underhitting high balls is caused by letting them come too close to you. A contact point farther out causes an on top shot.

kiteboard 12-03-2012 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by treblings (Post 7044173)
your posts are too darn long and complicated. are you maybe a teacher by profession?
now that i´ve insulted you, let me ask you a question.
would your concept of different contact points for different heights only apply for topspin strokes but for slice as well?

Yes. Especially at the net while volleying. Topspin contact points are under the mid point of the ball but not by much, and slice is in the middle of the ball, slightly higher, but the arced distance in front is determined by the length of your own arm, not the type of shot, just which small part of the ball you are contacting by shot style. It's not a "magic shield", as someone accused me of calling it. Why do you think so many ues are made by people who try to keep the same contact point regardless of incoming shot heights? They are homogenizing their strokes to help stop ues, yet, are causing more of them, esp. under match pressure where fear comes into play and messes with your energy even more than normal. Fear will stop neurons from firing right and block the right energy flow more than anything else. Their are two types of adrenaline energy flows: fearful or clean.

The type of adrenaline determines how the desire for shots to be different is blocked by energetic resistance to change. When people choke, it feels resistive, because it is. They are resisting fluid flow of energy due to fear.

Clean zone adrenaline causes this: an increased availability of speed, yet slowed down speed, relaxed speed, and more powerful frame acceleration, smoother shots, faster feet yet with no resistance. Roger Federer is the worlds top fluid master of energy.

kiteboard 12-03-2012 08:00 AM

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Dr. Igor Četojević, Medical Doctor and acupuncturist, qualified at the Medical University of Sarajevo in 1988. He then studied Chinese Traditional Medicine at The European Center for Peace and Development in Belgrade, Yugoslavia with advanced seminars and hospital experience in Beijing, China. He also holds a diploma from The Indian Institute of Magnetotherapy, New Delhi. He has done intensive research on how geopathic and other radiation affects people’s health and well being and what can be done to minimize its negative influence.

While on a lecture tour in South Africa in 2001, Dr.Igor was introduced to the QXCI biofeedback system. Sensing that this was a revolutionary tool he traveled to Budapest to meet its inventor, Prof. William Nelson. Applying his vast medical knowledge in conjunction with the QXCI and now the more advanced SCIO, has produced remarkable results for his patients. He is now one of the leading SCIO practitioners and trainers, offering presentations at the World QX Conference in Budapest and advanced seminars.

After attending many international conferences as well as chalking up countless hours of practice, Dr. Igor is now an Advanced International Instructor for Quantum Technologies and Managing Director of Quantum Medicum (Belgrade). During 2010 - 2011, Dr. Igor worked with the Serbian tennis star, Novak Djokovic, helping him to reach the number one ranking in the tennis world.



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We are living in a time of great transition on many levels. We can see that the pace of change is accelerating; the ease and speed of global communication, the availability of information, advances in technology that make our lives easier and more pleasant and medical marvels that were unthinkable in the past.

However, a hindrance to enjoying the more positive aspects of these technological advances is the fact that most people are still stuck in an outmoded way of thinking left over from the beginning of the “technical era” and industrial revolution. It all started with the so-called Newtonian concept of a mechanical universe. Science grew into a separate field and a system of medicine developed that viewed each part of the body as a separate unit rather than an intrinsic part of a whole organism.

So-called “alternative” or “complementary” therapies are based on the ancient concept that the body is a “whole”. That’s where the expression “holistic” comes from (I don’t what happened to the “w”!). More than that, each of our own individual body systems is connected to the whole of the universe. This concept is present in all religious and spiritual systems, expressed in different ways and often hidden from general practice, but it’s there if you have the curiosity, motivation and desire to look.

Older forms of medicine, many of which are still practised in the East and in rural societies include Tradition Chinese Medicine, Ayur Veda, Unani and the so-called “folk remedies” like herbs, poultices and teas. More recent developments include homeopathy, Bach Flowers, Cranial-Sacral, Chiropractic, Sound and Colour therapies, REM, EFT, biofeedback, and many, many more. What all these modalities have in common is that they stimulate the body’s power to heal itself rather than address the symptoms of a disease and try to “fight” them.

The latest advances in science and mathematics are bringing us back to the holistic view. It has been proven mathematically that we exist in a minimum of 11 dimensions simultaneously and that all things are interconnected. There is so much more to us than the sum of our physical parts. Again, this information is readily available if you know where to look, but it is not broadcast because there is too much invested in the current model, especially regarding the pharmaceutical industry. Western medicine has made great strides in treatment for war and accident victims, trauma, etc., but is really not effective in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and optimising health. is that they stimulate the body’s power to heal itself rather than address the symptoms of a disease and try to “fight” them.

It is not difficult to take the first steps to improved health. Once you realise that your own body has all the knowledge and the full capacity to heal itself you can take the reins and become responsible for your health. There is no magic pill or insurance policy that will make you healthy. You know that. The first thing you can do to help you body heal itself and work at its optimal level is to stop feeding it with toxins, so common in our world that we don’t even realise the harm they are doing and the level at which they compromise our health.
The most obvious of these toxins is the food that we eat. The body’s best diet is food grown naturally (organically), in season, in the place where we live. If you need some motivation to stop eating packaged foods just read the ingredients on the label! Most prepared foods and drinks you find in the supermarket contain many chemicals, preservatives, flavour enhancers, artificial colours and other additives that tax the body and sap its vital energy to cleanse itself. It is crucial to drink pure, clean water. Our body is more that 70% water. Refreshing it with plenty of CLEAN, pure water is key to removing toxin build-up.

We also put toxins into our system when we overuse use beauty and hygiene products. Many commercial brands are full of chemicals that, over time, can poison our system through our largest organ, our skin.

Other, more subtle toxins come from electromagnetic pollution. Move any electrical equipment at least one meter away from where you sleep. Avoid excessive use of you mobile phone or use a hands-free model so the telephone is not close to your head.

Where I live, in Cyprus, the air is still fairly clean. We have the opportunity to go up to the mountains and fill our lungs with fresh air and fresh energy or to walk barefoot on the beach almost all year around. Others are not so fortunate. Air pollution is another major source of toxins in modern life, introducing heavy metals into the body that take much of the body’s energy to remove.

Hopefully, you are intelligent enough to know how much damage smoking causes to your body. Avoid being around people who smoke and spending time in smoky areas.

Our body system is more than just our flesh and blood. Our physical health greatly depends on our mental and emotion hygiene. Exposure to negativity in the daily news is a mental toxin. Being in a bad relationship or bottling up one’s feelings are emotional toxins. These, too, need to be reduced or eliminated as an important measure of disease prevention.

In practising with the SCIO bio-feedback system, all these factors come up as energetic patterns. I can see exactly what is in balance and what is not. One thing I find most interesting is that in the “Emotion” panel so often “Desire for things to be different” shows up as high, and right next to it “Resistance to change.”

Developmental therapies are a great help to overcome the resistance to change that blocks us from living the life of freedom, health and happiness that we all so deeply crave.
Every person is unique. In my practice, I evaluate my patients from different perspectives and work out a healing strategy that is especially for them. In that way, we maximum their potential, resulting in OPTIMAL HEALTH, increased quality of life and disease prevention.

kiteboard 12-03-2012 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7044110)
I feel like I should be sitting legs-crossed and doing meditative breathing while I read your posts.

Start using the flex bar to increase speed for boxing/tennis unit turns: twist into a U, and twist side to side left to right shoulder to shoulder impacts, as fast as you can until you burn out. At first, you won't get to 60 reps. Then, you will be able to go past 150 reps, which is also good to balance both sides of the bodies energy fields. Time yourself and go for reactive, relaxed super fast coils and see how much your stamina and speed increase immediately once you start focusing on it!

sureshs 12-03-2012 08:22 AM

^^^ That is usually the problem. This is quite a typical example of what I find: some good solid stuff (breathe fresh air) combined with questionable stuff (magnetotherapy). The first does not make the second true.

kiteboard 12-03-2012 08:26 AM

I don't believe in magnet therapy either, but something he used on Djokovic worked. Magnets only flow positive to negative. Our energy fields are far more complicated than that. They also don't have a cycling herzog frequency field around their energy output, which our fields do. All dc is flat line when it comes to frequency modulation (not fm radio), modulation used as an adjective meaning infrequent pulsing.

kiteboard 12-03-2012 08:31 AM

When you find the right combination of frame, tension, and strings, that lines up with your game (style, ability, stroke production, level of spin) your ues will drop way down, and you will start to win more, due to the lining up of your energy in the equipment. Tension that is higher, has a higher frequency return, and so do higher RA frames, and so do stiffer strings, and so do: etc. Find the right energy range and your game will go through the roof and you will beat guys who gloat over you now.

kiteboard 12-03-2012 08:33 AM

Guys who used a lot of lead: Becker, sampras, edberg, borg, all between mass wts of 389g-410g, never had elbow issues. Their ras differed. Their string stiffnesses differed, their tensions differed, but all played high level games.

Equipment may vary, strokes too, but energy mastery does not. Quick unit turns. Quick accelerations, all use the same derived energy. It's the only thing to pros have in common: they are very fast in what they do best, such as serve well.

mikeler 12-03-2012 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by kiteboard (Post 7044329)
Underhitting high balls is caused by letting them come too close to you. A contact point farther out causes an on top shot.

I'll try it out, thanks for the tip.

pvaudio 12-03-2012 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by kiteboard (Post 7044389)
I don't believe in magnet therapy either, but something he used on Djokovic worked. Magnets only flow positive to negative. Our energy fields are far more complicated than that. They also don't have a cycling herzog frequency field around their energy output, which our fields do. All dc is flat line when it comes to frequency modulation (not fm radio), modulation used as an adjective meaning infrequent pulsing.

....What?

Oh, and there is no concept or positive or negative in magnetism. Magnetic field lines terminate on themselves (there are no monopoles), not opposite charges like electric field lines.

sureshs 12-03-2012 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7044469)
....What?

Oh, and there is no concept or positive or negative in magnetism. Magnetic field lines terminate on themselves (there are no monopoles), not opposite charges like electric field lines.

Yeah that was so obvious I did not even feel like pointing it out.

That is the problem: valid and invalid stuff gets all mixed up.

pvaudio 12-03-2012 01:28 PM

I just wish he would stop using the term energy. I don't care if people believe in or use these holistic and alternative methods of coaching. If it gives you the results, then go for it. But it makes absolutely zero sense for the majority of people who don't believe that UEs are caused by their internal engines running on low vortical oil leading to jammed cylinders.

kiteboard 12-03-2012 02:57 PM

Sports psychologists tell clients to use creative visualization. To see yourself hitting the right shot, or winning, or shaking the hand of the tournament director and accepting the winning trophy. Jim Carrie arrived in hollywood and wrote out a $10,000,000 check for himself for: "starring in a comedy", and it took him four years to arrive at the figure. The truth is, we all have "shells" of energy, pulsating and extending through us and extending outwards from us at all times, even while sleeping. Some of us are able to visualize prosperity or an improved shot in a non resistive way, and some of us use resistive imagery and emotion. When you use energy in a resistive way, by calling yourself a bad player, feeling distressed after a loss, beating yourself up, using negative forces, you block positive results to change. These shells of energy are there just like love is there, or will is there, or any emotion such as anger or any need such as the need for food/air/water. Desire is there in any good player: to improve/win/play well. The outer shell of desire can help or block us, just as will can help/block us. The tendrils of our shells reach outwards to our opponents as well, and can affect their play and use of their own confidence and self belief as well as simultaneously affect our own.

Creative visualization works better with some of us, and is inconsistent at best, but does work to some degree. It's not just imagination, but the projection you put out with those tendrils of energy are either positive or negative, just like emotion is positive or negative, and never just neutral, and just like your results are positive or negative, your feelings, your desires, your improvement or blocked lack thereof. We sometimes become what we resist: bad players, inconsistent, or in the case of some: criminal cheaters, etc. Ever see how many cops are later convicted of some crime? Or preachers/reverends? The trick is to learn which type of projected shell yields the best results for you, jsut like finding out: higher tension means fewer long shots, a more flexible frame means fewer long shots and better feel, a more powerful string means more ues, an edged spin string means a higher angle of trajectory off the string bed, a higher net clearance means fewer shots into the net, etc.... Some are even taught to play out entire sets in their minds before matches begin. The imagined shell will occasionally "suck" the intended result into the vacuum of your own reality.

Creative visualization is also used by many religious cults, and many cultures with varying degrees of success. It's something that is very indivdual, in terms of what works and why/when it works. Desire/will/obsession can just as easily block you. A positive desire moves towards a negative result very often. If you resist a weakness, guess what? It won't go away and you will retain it until you learn to "not try". That is a type of energy that comes from desire that is more pure than the "trying" type. You won't be as able to move fast if you "try" to move fast, as well if you ask or request softly that your speed improve. The part of your mind that learns best is the part that asks to learn without trying to.

If you are able to visualize your weakness on a tv screen, and split screened, right next to it, simultaneously running, is you hitting the same shot superbly, you are ahead of the game. Most cannot. Most muscle up and try too hard and get stuck forever in that blocked mode with no understanding at all why.

pvaudio 12-03-2012 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by kiteboard (Post 7044971)
Sports psychologists tell clients to use creative visualization. To see yourself hitting the right shot, or winning, or shaking the hand of the tournament director and accepting the winning trophy. Jim Carrie arrived in hollywood and wrote out a $10,000,000 check for himself for: "starring in a comedy", and it took him four years to arrive at the figure. The truth is, we all have "shells" of energy, pulsating and extending through us and extending outwards from us at all times, even while sleeping. Some of us are able to visualize prosperity or an improved shot in a non resistive way, and some of us use resistive imagery and emotion. When you use energy in a resistive way, by calling yourself a bad player, feeling distressed after a loss, beating yourself up, using negative forces, you block positive results to change. These shells of energy are there just like love is there, or will is there, or any emotion such as anger or any need such as the need for food/air/water. Desire is there in any good player: to improve/win/play well. The outer shell of desire can help or block us, just as will can help/block us. The tendrils of our shells reach outwards to our opponents as well, and can affect their play and use of their own confidence and self belief as well as simultaneously affect our own.

Creative visualization works better with some of us, and is inconsistent at best, but does work to some degree. It's not just imagination, but the projection you put out with those tendrils of energy are either positive or negative, just like emotion is positive or negative, and never just neutral, and just like your results are positive or negative, your feelings, your desires, your improvement or blocked lack thereof. We sometimes become what we resist: bad players, inconsistent, or in the case of some: criminal cheaters, etc. Ever see how many cops are later convicted of some crime? Or preachers/reverends? The trick is to learn which type of projected shell yields the best results for you, jsut like finding out: higher tension means fewer long shots, a more flexible frame means fewer long shots and better feel, a more powerful string means more ues, an edged spin string means a higher angle of trajectory off the string bed, a higher net clearance means fewer shots into the net, etc.... Some are even taught to play out entire sets in their minds before matches begin. The imagined shell will occasionally "suck" the intended result into the vacuum of your own reality.

Creative visualization is also used by many religious cults, and many cultures with varying degrees of success. It's something that is very indivdual, in terms of what works and why/when it works. Desire/will/obsession can just as easily block you. A positive desire moves towards a negative result very often. If you resist a weakness, guess what? It won't go away and you will retain it until you learn to "not try". That is a type of energy that comes from desire that is more pure than the "trying" type. You won't be as able to move fast if you "try" to move fast, as well if you ask or request softly that your speed improve. The part of your mind that learns best is the part that asks to learn without trying to.

If you are able to visualize your weakness on a tv screen, and split screened, right next to it, simultaneously running, is you hitting the same shot superbly, you are ahead of the game. Most cannot. Most muscle up and try too hard and get stuck forever in that blocked mode with no understanding at all why.

Forget I said anything. If this works for you, then more power to you.


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