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Old 01-09-2013, 03:19 PM   #49
coaching32yrs
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There is a difference between a junior's flawed strokes and a pros unconventional strokes. The way one junior was serving- she would never be able to consistently generate pace and spin. You just can't defeat the laws of physics and biomechanics. I have studied Dolgopolov's serve, unconventional but not flawed. In fact, his swing, point of contact, and follow through are very conventional. He uses different timing of the toss, load, and explosion up into the ball so the time between when the ball leaves his hand and contact is made is shorter. I am all for unconventional tennis as long as the stroke can generate pace, spin, and consistency without injury. Fabrice Santoro was one of my favorite players.
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