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ishiun 06-22-2013 05:01 PM

benefits for pointing the buttcap to the ball on the forehand
 
benefits for pointing the buttcap to the ball on the forehand?

KayFactor 06-22-2013 05:07 PM

If you're going to try this, I must warn you to please avoid actively using your wrist to point the buttcap at the ball. It is a natural result of coiling and uncoiling our body. check out lockandroll tennis.

charliefedererer 06-22-2013 07:53 PM

Forehand Lesson 12: Point the Buttcap for Power http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4850XNU503A

QuickTip: Pointing the Butt Cap Up at the Ball http://www.tennisone.com/newsletter/...ewsletter.html

newpball 06-22-2013 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charliefedererer (Post 7525024)
Forehand Lesson 12: Point the Buttcap for Power http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4850XNU503A

But not like that! :shock: :shock: :shock:

I can't believe how anyone would teach it like that!

It's like that:
http://youtu.be/PLRLP8g7-zY

See this topic for how to apply this technique correctly:
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=467298

Bagumbawalla 06-23-2013 12:57 AM

If you have aproper stroke, the buttcap will "point" toward the ball without any thought or conscious control on your part.

Here's why- when you start the stroke, and begin to pull the racket forward to the ball, the head of the racket (remember inertia and the laws of physics) lags behind-- causing the buttcap to lead the way-- until the head, eventually, catches up to speed and swings around into striking position.

So, my advice-- don't practice pointing the buttcap-- rather, practice hitting a proper stroke. Use the buttcap (if you must) as a check-point (once in a while) just to make sure you are not forcing or over-controling the stroke.

TennisCJC 06-23-2013 06:03 AM

I agree with those above that seem to think it should not be practiced. I think it is just a transitional part of the swing and you don't want to slow or pause your swing to "point the butt cap". My opinion is it happens on most swings but if you are under pressure and have to use a shorter swing, you may not even get to a position where the butt cap fully points at the ball. So, conceptually, it is OK as you will pass thru this phase on most swings but be sure to use the concept smartly. I prefer to think of letting the wrist to lay back a bit as you start to pull the arm/hand forward into contact, keep the wrist loose and without conscious adjustments into and thru contact, and then let the forearm roll or pronate into WW follow thru.

hray4clay 06-23-2013 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bagumbawalla (Post 7525326)
If you have aproper stroke, the buttcap will "point" toward the ball without any thought or conscious control on your part.

Here's why- when you start the stroke, and begin to pull the racket forward to the ball, the head of the racket (remember inertia and the laws of physics) lags behind-- causing the buttcap to lead the way-- until the head, eventually, catches up to speed and swings around into striking position.

So, my advice-- don't practice pointing the buttcap-- rather, practice hitting a proper stroke. Use the buttcap (if you must) as a check-point (once in a while) just to make sure you are not forcing or over-controling the stroke.

Not necessarily....some people think a proper forehand stroke should be executed with a very strong and stiff wrist so they hit the ball with their arm using only the shoulder as a lever. You gotta use the shoulder, elbow, and the fastest lever of all, your wrist, to really blister a forehand.

10isfreak 06-23-2013 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ishiun (Post 7524762)
benefits for pointing the buttcap to the ball on the forehand?

At the bottom of the take back, your wrist should be relaxed in neutral position with the palm facig down. Good players keep it that way so that they can cause the buttcap to point at the ball once they rotate. This 'buttcap to the ball' position enables you to trigger a muscular reflex (it's the myotatic reflex for those who are curious) that will basically make your hand move very fast.

Done right, you get more of everything. More spin, more control, more power... and it's easier to hit that way.

There's a video from virtual tennis academy teaching it in a simple way. The video is called forehad ssc. If you want the detailed explanation, go see on the blog of tennis speed.

waves2ya 06-23-2013 03:54 PM

Go to Tennis One and check out Doug King's new video about applying proper torque on ball; get this right and you will be 'pointing the butt of the racquet at the ball'; that and focusing on the 'lag' or 'waggle'/power position...


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