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slowfox 01-22-2013 01:38 PM

Connors Sky Hook
 
Anyone still hit an overhead this way?

LeeD 01-22-2013 01:44 PM

Still valid if you can't get back far enough to hit a normal overhead, as the back shoulder is your farthest back pivot point to hit the ball.
Assuming you turn shoulders first, then crab walk/hop back to cover deep overheads.
But why? You practice your serves constantly during a match, and never hit a ball with Connor's Bolo Sky hook.

ollinger 01-22-2013 01:51 PM

Connors, for the most part, didn't even hit an overhead that way. Given the time and reach, he usually hit very conventional overheads.

BTURNER 01-22-2013 01:53 PM

If memory serves, he gradually moved toward the conventional overhead as the 80's moved on. That sky hook
was more prevalent earlier on.

jrepac 01-22-2013 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BTURNER (Post 7149311)
If memory serves, he gradually moved toward the conventional overhead as the 80's moved on. That sky hook
was more prevalent earlier on.

this is true, from what I recall. However, I've seen Fed hit a few that were much like the ole Jimbo "sky hook"

goober 01-25-2013 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slowfox (Post 7149272)
Anyone still hit an overhead this way?

pros- no.

I have seen some rec players do it routinely.

BeHappy 01-25-2013 05:46 AM

You mean the Bucharest backfire?

It's for when you're chasing a lob. It's largely been replaced by the tweener.

slowfox 01-25-2013 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeHappy (Post 7163143)

It's for when you're chasing a lob. It's largely been replaced by the tweener.

Interesting. Didn't really think about it this way.

BrooklynNY 01-25-2013 12:56 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwcCTl50iDk

Yaroslava Shvedova channeled her inner Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors during her golden set over Errani


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