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Old 03-23-2011, 07:16 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by dozu View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LooXCxdk6JI

I am looking at this and thinking - why is it so natural, for a beginner kid to engage the core, while the adult beginners usually pick up a racket and start arming the ball.

to me there is only 1 reason... in relative terms, the ball weighs 5 times heavier to a kid, than to an adult.

What if, we give the adult a racket is 3lbs heavy, to hit a tennis ball that 5 times heavier... would that cure the arming problem?
Using 2 hands on both sides like that helps him automatically engage the core more.

Some coaches like Dave Smith advocate starting all beginners with 2 hands on both sides.
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