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Old 11-16-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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You seem like you drag yourself into your shot a lot. You seem slow and a little overly forceful when you really don't need to be to get the same out of your shot. To me it's just wasted movement and takes time away from what you could be doing moreso which is moving your feet.

My main word of advice is to just play more natural. You look like the tin man from wizard of oz the way you plant yourself after your swing and your swing is labored and overly exaggerated.

Loosen up your body, loosen up your swing and just try to play more freely. I can't imagine you playing sets and having someone run you around while you hit like that. It would seem like you would behind in the point a lot.

In the video, it seems like you're really self conscious of the way that you want people to perceive the way you hit.

When you play really good players, you'll find out quickly that competing against them has a lot to do with movement, getting to the ball and I can't imagine you being in a good position to play the next ball if you're taking so much time completing one stroke.

Lose your structure or whatever, whoever taught you to hit like that and just play freely and naturally.

You're a tennis player, not a lumberjack. Stop playing like one.

Last edited by cork_screw : 11-16-2012 at 02:15 PM.
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