Originally Posted by JackB1
look....I'm 53 years old and doing the best I can
if there are some things that are easy enough to change, I will try and change them. But most people here are a little unrealistic about what I can do given my age and lack of flexibility and practice time.
I agree with you that balance and lack of leg usage is one of my overall issues. I am working on that all the time and wish I could just press a button that says "engage core"
. For some reason I feel more comfortable straight up and down and really have to make a point of bending and using my lower half more.
This is my gripe about a lot of tennis instructional videos (and many teaching pros for that matter).
Read any tennis book or watch most instruction videos on the web and the advice assumes you're 14 years old with well greased joints.
They're just not realistic for 80% of rec players who have day jobs and are middle aged (I'm 46 and have lots of battle damage from sports).