he says you need to hit a shot that penetrates the court ie moves through it. It's the same idea as Landsdrop and it's true for 5.0 plus tennis (need to penetrate the court relative to high level peers). Most kids hit what Landsdrop calls either a "usta ball" or "academy ball" and there are times when you need to hit that type of ball. But if that's your base shot you don't put enough pressure on a really good player. Now whatever you think of Landsdrop's ways of teaching etc the guy has developed the likes of austin, sampras, davenport, sharapova and other great champions. He knows the little things that matter at the higher levels.
Last edited by 2ndServe : 02-03-2013 at 04:30 AM.