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Old 01-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by jakeytennis View Post
i think it is not hitting the ball on the sweetspot.
either completely missing the ball or frameshots.

all these miss hits can be prevented from simply watching the ball better.
for me, i watch the ball throughout the whole point and watch it spin after it bounces towards me.

the 2nd reason is probably controlling the height of the ball.
once your more aware of how high u want to hit the ball, u will hit less in the net or deep.

3 reason (probably 1 or 2 for some people) is not moving your feet.
just being lazy, and not getting any shots in your strike zone

what are your thoughts?
I took a clinic and the coach said I had good form on the forehand.

When I missed an easy forehand into the net. The coach asked me, "Do you think that was a physical error or a mental error?"

I wasn't sure what he meant and had to think for a moment. I said I think it was a physical error. I lifted my head up too soon, causing the ball to go in the net...

The coach seemed to think that it was a mental error, i.e., I have good form on the forehand but the root cause of the error was mental -- I got too anxious to see where the ball was going and lifted my head too early.
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