Recent content by Daniel Waters

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    4.0 Level Match Video and trying to get into 4.5

    @SoZ, I think you could certainly rate as a NTRP 4.5. The biggest difference I see and have experienced from the 4.0 versus the 4.5 level is the offensive ability of players starts to be more pronounced at the 4.5 level. This more offensive play may exhibit in very different forms- more...
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    FS: 2019 Yonex Vcore Pro 97 HD in L2

    @Ryanblessed Still available ?
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    Serve tips (video)

    I'm personally not a fan of really high balls tosses, but that doesn't mean it is wrong to use. It just means your toss is going to be more susceptible to wind, sun, and a bit harder to time because the ball is dropping farther. Ideally, I like to see about a 6 to 12 inch ball drop if someone is...
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    Some unforced errors

    @Curious There are multiple things going on, but I'm going to keep it very general. Your swing path on your forehand is very horizontal. The racquet does not drop below the ball much at all (if any) on most of your forehands. You have to get underneath the ball more to help you generate more...
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    Pro Kennex Ki Q+5 Pro

    I've demoed the racquet and used to play with the Pro Kennex Ki 5 (320) and used to play with Ki Q+ 5x (extended length version), so I'm familiar with their frames. It's a good frame, much softer feeling than the RA might make you believe (so don't be scared off by that if you are concerned...
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    Trying to make forehand a compact one

    @Curious I see a lot of improvement versus a video you posted several months ago. Keep it up!
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    Two handed backhand grip

    I think what you are describing is an eastern backhand grip for the dominant arm and eastern forehand for the non-dominant arm (western forehand grip = eastern backhand grip if you rotate the racquet over- you would wind up hitting on the same side of the racquet). This grip combination is...
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    Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD review...

    I would have thought a multi at 4 lbs less would have been comparable and should provide ample pocketing and feel. I doubt the difference in the balance point is creating your spin issue, as that is most likely a function of possibly less swing speed from the higher static weight, and the...
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    Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD review...

    I play with Vcore Pro HD and the Ezone DR. Regarding your experiences, the balance on the HD and DR are very similar. The DR does swing through the hitting zone a little easier, but I believe that's more the result of the 10 grams of less static weight of the DR versus the HD. This is most...
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    Shoes With Most Cushioning and comfort...

    Diadora Speed Blushield. If you like a bootie design and more snug fit, the Blushield Fly's are also very comfortable but slightly less so than the Speed Blushield.
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    Sec serve toss over my left schoulder in not natural and not consistent

    @toth Here are a few suggestions that are exclusive of each other. I would recommend you use the same toss for your first and second serve. If you are tossing the serve at 12 o'clock, there's no reason you should't be able to hit a proper kick serve from that ball toss position on a...
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    Half court tennis

    Yes, I have a buddy who had knee surgery and his movement was just too compromised to play singles effectively, but can play half court like this great. It's actually a great way to play if you want to hit a lot of balls. I've also changed it up where the returner still gets the double alleys on...
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    Best of 3 sets (video)

    @IowaGuy response above is spot on. In the case where the opponent has a weaker backhand, what ideally should happen is should be able to control the middle of the court by hitting inside out forehands to the backhand corner. You are still hitting over the low part of the net and you still are...
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    Best of 3 sets (video)

    Well, yes and no. Improving your serve will absolutely help you win more. The serve is the most important shot in the game. But even with a vastly improved serve, there's going to be a cap as to how much it can help you win against better overall players, as you have too many other skills...
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