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lolminraise 05-21-2013 08:48 PM

Stroke feedback please
I recorded some backhands and volleys that I would like some feedback on. I would like to note that in general I frame a lot of my volleys.

loosegroove 05-21-2013 09:52 PM

Looks like you have decent hands, but you need to utilize some better footwork on your volleys. Notice that on most of your volleys you are shuffling your feet and then moving away from the ball, when you should be stepping in. It's like you are doing the opposite of what you're supposed to be doing. On many of the forehand volleys, rather than taking a step in with your left foot, you were taking a step back with your right.

rkelley 05-21-2013 10:09 PM

On the bh it looks like you're pushing the racquet with your left hand and not really getting any whip from your shoulder turn. I'd say in general to loosen up your wrists a bit, let your shoulders drive the butt of the racquet into the ball, and then allow the racquet to come around.

Watch Agassi do it:

LeeD 05-22-2013 10:03 AM

Volley vid...
Get out of that shadow. You are not seeing the ball completely, and lose sight half way to your racket.
Solidify your stance, quit jumping around for no reason.
Sometimes, you block body shots moving the wrong foot. Right hip pocket shots, you move your LEFT foot sideways, not your right so your feet are close together. You want a WIDER stance, not a narrower stance.
Strange as it seems, your volley stroke on both sides is TOO SHORT. Backswing is fine, but you need to followthru at least another 18" on every volley, and especially backhand volleys.
Try to turn your shoulders to a more closed position on each volley, especially backhand volleys.

LeeD 05-22-2013 10:04 AM

2nd RKelly's suggestions.
Your 2hbh is too short and too steep a swingpath. Stroke thru the ball.

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