Recent content by dennis

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    Serve Video

    pause the video at your contact point and you can see your spine is almost parallel with the court (not ideal!). Get the toss further to the right and then try alternating throwing a ball nice and hard with serving to make your serve more like your throw. You could also do a pretend toss and...
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    Serve- am I getting far enough into the court?

    +1 for the comments saying you'd get more power if you made contact earlier; immediately after you push off the ground rather than when you're on your way down. Trying to complete your follow through before landing is another way of thinking about it.
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    Fat Personal Trainers, and Teaching Pros Who Can't Play.

    Can you expand on this? Do you mean she wanted to do intense hitting and footwork drills or she wanted to drastically alter your technique?
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    Played with a college coach

    Would be useful for a coach to learn so that they could mimic the spins of an opposite handed player.
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    Please help me get better (includes video)

    I agree with the quicker first move suggestions above. I noticed as the ball bounces you have your racket back on the forehand side but your prep is much later on the backhand side. Related to this I think you would get power more easily if you had a bigger take back on your backhand side.
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    Played with a college coach

    I've seen close-up overhead camera angles of serving cropping up in recent ATP highlight videos, they give you a good impression of the huge RHS. Can't find one to link to on youtube at the moment... They don't show it very much.
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    Played with a college coach

    Can you post a video Shroud? Last time I remember saying I bet you could swing faster if you changed your rhythm a bit and moved your toss/contact point further to the right and more in front. I think you went up on your toes but then were heading back down by the time you made contact. Did you...
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    OHBH lack of power (video)

    +1 for the suggestions to use more shoulder rotation. Also, you need to swing your racket faster for more power, it looks like you are guiding the ball at the moment to an extent. Try taking a real swing at it by aiming to hit the ball over the back fence.
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    Coach ruined forehand. Now what?

    sounds like you're trying to make two changes at once - more left arm in both the prep and the swing. You could try just working on one thing at a time and filming it to check what you're doing, most players let go of their racket way earlier than they think in the prep for example.
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    How am i doing this serve? and what serve is it?

    you swung left to right when hitting the ball which makes it spin (slice).
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    2 vs 1 handed BH superiority issue resolved

    this guy seems to get by ok
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    Video Editing tool

    I haven't tried DaVinci. Heard good things about Lightworks, not sure it's free though? I use Blender, I can recommend it but I think it requires a lot more effort to get going with than the others, I had to watch a tutorial just to do basic stuff. It's fast to work with once you know the...
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    Why did I lose? (vid of me vs #2 player in club ladder)

    It looked like his serve got better towards the end (or they're just first serves going in) and you made ROS errors. Aim for safer targets (down the middle) and you could back up as well. You didn't approach the net much even though he was floating returns and I think he would be in trouble if...
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    Serve practice and analysis: I'm gonna get me a KILLER serve.

    IMO, the number one thing to work on is changing your swing so that it's going fast at contact. It looks like you hit the brakes a lot during your motion which is why your follow through is short, you want it so that your arm swings right through and has to travel all the way around your body...
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    How much can a player change their strokes? [Thiem]

    I noticed he seems to be more upright during his serve's trophy position these days, this is just a casual observation though, maybe he just serves flat more often now as well.