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Old 01-31-2013, 09:11 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Bubbagumptennis View Post
My racquet of choice - six one 95 16x18 (2012)

Played against a 2 star recruit today. Score 6-2 6-1

Found that any time I was forced on the run to my forehand I'd ALWAYS FRAME IT.

Any kick serve return I'd ALWAYS FRAME IT.

Any high forehand at all I'd ALWAYS FRAME IT.

Is it because this racquet is too much for me to handle? Too small of a head?

I admit it's probably all on me - technique, swing speed, etc etc.

I'm 15, 5'10, 138 lbs

5.0 level serve but 3.5 on groundies. So I guess my NTRP is around 4.0
Now I used to be a major framer not too long ago, even against players I beat fairly easily I would still hit a few sideways.

Problem was that I was trying to hit out in front too much. Meaning a lot of times at impact my racket was close to being in line with my forearm. Once I learned to lead with the racket handle and keep a loose arm and wrist my forehand dramatically improved. I was finally hitting that effortless, clean, heavy ball I had always wanted.
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