nobadmojo, just curious what to you is a too high swingweight? should an intermediate player not go from a midplus to a mid to help with precicion or to "grow into it"?
no man...use a MP or larger if necessary and in the very rare case where you could possibly benefit from a move to a mid, do that after you've reached the 5.0 level or so..a Mid almost never helps anyone w. precision...it usually makes them less precise <more misshits and less depth control> . there is absolutely zero that a midsized racquet can do for you that a MP cant and you dont have any of the downsides of using a mid. i can easily say this after giving a few thousand tennis lessons. as far as the swingweight goes..that very much is an individual thing and is very much a function of technique and age rather than a function of physical size/strength
Originally Posted by chess9
No, it's most likely weak stabilizer muscles like her scapula stabilizers. She probably didn't do her rotator cuff exercises and seated rows, or didn't do them right. Or, it might simply be the little hitch in her service motion that caused the problem (more likely the hitch is the result of a muscle imbalance, per above).
i cant tell you what she does off court, but i've hit on the court next to her practice court a couple of times and can tell you that she has a very solid detailed structured warmup procedure, cool down procedure, and workout procedure. has a great coach and physio. as i stated before, i believe her problem stems from having the yips..chasing a bad toss all around isnt a good healthy thing to do for an extended period of time