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luvforty 03-13-2013 07:56 PM

quiz - racket drop, why necessary
 
here is a quiz for the tennis coaches and the coach wannabe's.... why is it necessary to drop the racket head for ground strokes?

1 common answer is that you need to drop it so you can brush up for topspin.

but what if player just wants to hit a flat ball with not much spin.... the racket drop is still necessary.

why?

arche3 - stuff like this you don't learn in lessons..... real men figure stuff out.

LeeD 03-13-2013 08:11 PM

Maybe you ain't Dozu...
He had a nice slice backhand, and knows there is no rackethead drop for slices, meaning he knows there's no rackethead drop below the expected level of the ball for flat hits either.

luvforty 03-13-2013 08:33 PM

let me rephrase the question -

suppose i need to hit a flatter topspin shot... only need to get say 100 rpm...

why do I need to drop the racket head? or do I?

Cheetah 03-13-2013 08:37 PM

Is this a quiz or are you asking? Fail if it's a quiz.
you don't need to drop it.

luvforty 03-13-2013 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheetah (Post 7272509)
Is this a quiz or are you asking? Fail if it's a quiz.
you don't need to drop it.

so if i take the racket back with the racket head high, i don't need to drop it to hit a topspin ball?

luvforty 03-13-2013 08:42 PM

it IS a quiz.... watch the pros, ALL of them drop it.

Cheetah 03-13-2013 08:44 PM

Are you talking about flat or topspin?
No you don't need to drop it. Why are you saying you 'need' to?
There's many ways to hit any kind of shot. I can hit a flat ball by dropping the racquet and a ts shot with no drop.
And you might as well define drop before everyone jumps on your case.

SFrazeur 03-13-2013 08:44 PM

Is a racquet drop deep behind the shoulder blade necessary or required for a decent 3.5/4.0 serve? No.

-SF

luvforty 03-13-2013 08:46 PM

ok, the drop is your move the high racket head during the backswing down to the dog padding position.

so you saying no need to drop it to hit a topspin ball.... that is wrong.

Cheetah 03-13-2013 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvforty (Post 7272533)
it IS a quiz.... watch the pros, ALL of them drop it.

No they don't.

luvforty 03-13-2013 08:49 PM

who dont??

Cheetah 03-13-2013 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvforty (Post 7272560)
ok, the drop is your move the high racket head during the backswing down to the dog padding position.

so you saying no need to drop it to hit a topspin ball.... that is wrong.

define dog pat.
and yes i know what it means. i want to hear what you think it is.

arche3 03-13-2013 08:49 PM

Depends in the height of the incoming ball and your contact point numskull.

If its a baseline ground stroke and ball coming with a lot of spin and it sits up chest to shoulder high you can drive the ball down and really no need to drop the racket head below ball. You can just drive through it.

All these types of questions really do not need to be asked. If you think your smart your not. If you play enough you will just know how to hit it. I never think about all the lame brain things you type. I just hit the ball.

arche3 03-13-2013 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheetah (Post 7272568)
define dog pat.
and yes i know what it means. i want to hear what you think it is.

He has no idea what it means

Cheetah 03-13-2013 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arche3 (Post 7272577)
He has no idea what it means

I know. He's probably looking it up right now.
....

arche3 03-13-2013 08:53 PM

Also if dozu is being literal if you don't let the racket head drop even a little bit it will be an overhead. But my definition is you don't always have to drop head of racket below the contact point.

Cheetah 03-13-2013 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arche3 (Post 7272586)
Also if dozu is being literal if you don't let the racket head drop even a little bit it will be an overhead. But my definition is you don't always have to drop head of racket below the contact point.

Yea i was planning on dragging it out a little longer so that he could have made more weird incorrect statements before I said something like that. You ruined my plan. Oh well, back to the nadal gulbis match.

luvforty 03-13-2013 08:58 PM

you guys clueless ....

not talking about extreme situation with the ball way up high..

just regular waist to chest high balls.

Cheetah 03-13-2013 09:03 PM

i never said anything about extreme situations w/ the ball all the way up.

regular waist height balls.

we can get to the clueless name calling a little later in the thread. before that how about providing us with your pat the dog definition since it's your quiz thread and all?

arche3 03-13-2013 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvforty (Post 7272625)
you guys clueless ....

not talking about extreme situation with the ball way up high..

just regular waist to chest high balls.

Maybe you need to ask the proper question then, if the ball is waist high you still need to get the ball over the net so yes you need to drop the racket head. If its chest high I can hit it hard enough to not really drop head much below ball contact as long as I'm a foot into the court.

Your questions show so much ignorance and are the questions of an incomplete tennis player. Its all dependent on incoming ball height. Your position on the court (especially how deep you are) , and the pace of your stroke you intend to hit.

All your showing here is you lack tennis IQ,


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