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    SW bh grip and low balls

    If you are in time and position to achieve good RHS, yes. Otherwise you are more or less toast. Right ?
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    SW bh grip and low balls

    Same for me: I have too a1hbh with SW (or W ?) grip, and I too don't have much issue on the wall with slow, neutral balls coming straight at me. But in real game, when precise control of the contact point gets more tricky, everything tends to fall apart...
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Wow this video is not far from the perfect opposite of what I do (in terms of serve style), isn't it :laughing: ?! To me it looks rushed and a bit stiff. But I admit the throwing motion and shoulder/arm mechanics seem far, far more efficient and explosive than what I do. Is it what everybody...
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    You are totally right. I watched carefully and this wandering elbow occurs at various level but always significant. I also feel this is hampering a lot what happens next. Leg drive timing issue, I know. It seems to be in my DNA. can't find a solution without breaking all my automations. I am not...
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Indeed, you're right: both frames count and calculations are off. it's more about 28 frames @ 60fps, so according to your rate 100mph / 160km/h ? not so bad in fact. I am positively surprised. Bizarrely, throwing things or mimicking it is something that badly hurts since my wrist injury. But I...
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    Recovering after the serve

    Wow, I have exactly the same problem. In my case I'm pretty sure it has gone worse when I started practicing serve so much... With no effort to get used to quick recover... I just settled in a lazy routine of contemplating the ball. Double punishment: with better serves the return comes back...
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Arf thanks... Again after 1'33" it is only inverted slices with forehand grip and, yes, very different technique. In fact I first learned serving alone, with forehand grip. So I did this inverted stuff naturally. I managed later to switch to continental and learned what I believe a more proper...
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    Just played for the first time in almost 8 months

    I won't say I'm happy but let's say I feel less lonely with our terrible restrictions here in France... Total this year: >3 months without tennis and counting... And I don't speak about nonsenses such as schools and students being able to do ANY sport indoor when the average guy like me isn't...
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Thanks everyone ! I have a terrible day at work so won't be able to answer much before tonight but this already an impressive feedback in quantity and quality!! In this last reply quoted above I am just sad that you took as an example my nasty reverse slice (which I do with a forehand grip and...
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Hi everyone ! It has been over a year - mostly away from the court because of wrist injuries, holidays, and then endless lockdown, curfew + sports prohibition, lockdown again, [...] here in France. I see activity here has not decreased that much, you lucky guys ! I tried these last months to...
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    drive returns with the 1hbh

    Hi guys ! Now that you -barely- chose someone decent as your Principal Twitter, I am back here :D. Maybe those pros have to handle significantly heavier, faster spinning serves than 20 years ago (thanks to progresses in racquet/string ? In serve technique ?) ... BTW it seems that the...
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    Indeed he has such an easy-going and hard to read attitude with lazy legs and all... I personally hate this kind of players who feed on your pace and efforts to make the ball alive.
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    Woa, that's nice and smooth. Control all over the place. Some BHs look dimitro-wawrinkesque to me, with the loose wrist follow-through. Love it. With some extra lines and some cheerleaders practicing behind large windows, the court would be perfect.
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    Some beautiful court level hitting

    Compared to Shapo, Rublev has the grace and fluidity of a soviet-era main battle tank roaming in a flattened chechen city. He is also nearly as loud. I like both, though .
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    No google translater here. We, french people, naturally have the creepiest form of intelligence.
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