Recent content by Knox

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    Learning How To Play Mushin Tennis

    Here's a quick guide on what exactly mushin technique is and how to practice it. http://timrosanelli.blogspot.com/2011/09/two-easy-steps-to-achieve-mushin-state.html?m=1 I found this several years ago. I've worked it into my game. I use it primarily with return of serve and volleying. I...
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    How To Learn From The Classic Strokes Of Tennis Champions.

    It would mean that for every possible game state there would be a known optimal decision. That's a big deal. It would be the most useful resource in tennis history.
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    How To Learn From The Classic Strokes Of Tennis Champions.

    It's worth considering that a genius level physicist could probably model and solve tennis in a couple days. Now that I've said that, I get to sit back and watch people respond to things I've never said. *pops popcorn*
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    When to transition beginners to the next step

    If they're not retaining the lesson it's likely due to them not practicing and reinforcing outside of the lesson. Talk to the parents about it. If practice and maintenance isn't in the cards, I'd shift the approach. Make it more about having fun, getting fit, and developing a passion for the...
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    Experienced players; what do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you started tennis?

    I wish someone would have taught me to forget flat hitting and to focus on learning all the spin variations, especially sidespin.... It took me over a decade to learn that its better to hit every single shot with some sidespin. Also, open stance. I wish my dad and coaches never discouraged me...
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    Are You Making These Mistakes On Your Forehand?

    Makes sense, mechanically speaking. And is congruent with what we see from most pros.
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    Need some opinions on what a coach said

    Brother, if improving is hard and frustrating for you then you need to find a different approach. I've been constantly improving at this game for over a decade and have never been frustrated by the process, never found it difficult. I don't think I'm some tennis savant or gifted athlete or...
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    Need some opinions on what a coach said

    Dude, **** that guy. TBH, I'd go full Karen on this guy. Lodge a complaint with his superior and withdraw your patronage. I hate saying stuff like this, but: he needs to learn his lesson.
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    Hitting intentionally off center

    Support UTR, support your local community tennis association. If we want different US coaching organizations to survive and thrive we need to become wholly independent from the USTA. Clubs need to cut the umbilical cord and to bypass the USTA altogether. Clubs are more or less required to have...
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    Hitting intentionally off center

    TBH I agree, that particular exchange was my trying a different strategy with Roger. He's been harassing me and making false accusations about me ever since I got to this forum... used to **** me off quite a bit. This time I tried toying with him, but unfortunately that's want Roger wants. He...
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    Hitting intentionally off center

    Can MTM even afford to host a luncheon these days? I've heard a certain -ology has been hogging all the loot.
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    Hitting intentionally off center

    Oh hey, the guy with a history of being intentionally dishonest is continuing to be intentionally dishonest. Neat. I love it when I'm right.
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    Are You Making These Mistakes On Your Forehand?

    What do you mean by 'only opens the left side'?
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    Are You Making These Mistakes On Your Forehand?

    It's a sequence. Both hands on the throat about until the ball bounces, then immediately point offhand to the side fence once you take your hand off the throat. So, taken out of sequence, these tips do contradict, but when you look at the context of how it synchronizes then they actually...
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