Recent content by Slicerman

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    how to stop playing too aggressively in matches

    This is part of the mental game of tennis. This is when the phase "playing within yourself" comes in. And also learning to manage your game. Every player needs to accept that its not realistic to attack every single ball. Just simply being human means you can have an "off day" such as when...
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    Finally getting to the net.

    That's good to hear. Whenever at net, I feel it's best to adopt a winning mentality; not as a last resort, but going all in. The idea of going to net is in order to attack and winning the point under your own terms. My philosophy is 'the volley is only as good as the shot you hit before it'. If...
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    Is It About Feel or Mechanics When Developing Your Strokes?

    Yeah. Very true. I feel like mechanics and feel are strongly interconnected. A lot of good mechanics is about natural momentum. Momentum can be felt through the body interacting with gravity. When I came upon this idea, my tennis became a lot more efficient.
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    If you’re not spraying balls, you’re not pushing your envelope.

    That's exactly what Monfils is doing in this recent video.
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    Should I switch to 2hbh?

    I think your 1hbh looks better and also more natural. Granted your 2hbh is pretty new. I agree with what others said about not turning/coiling and loading enough on the 2hbh unit turn. The unit turn and kinetic chain for 2hbh should be pretty similar to the 1hbh. Similar to you I started with...
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    Windshield Wiper Injury

    IMO, there's deliberate windshield wiper and there's passive windshield wiper. There are legitimate situations for both, especially passive. Passive ww is safe and good because it is the natural outcome of using body's momentum and the racquet is just naturally falling in place. Deliberate ww...
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    Light or heavy racket

    This. Or try adding lead tape to your current one.
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    Arm issues : Stiff Poly low tension 36 lbs or Synthetic Gut at 55 lbs ?

    I used to play syngut @ 55lbs and now playing poly (YPTP 125) @ 52lbs. In terms of comfort, they're both very similar. The syngut probably had a "crisper" feel. Never thought to try any extremes in tension before. The lowest tension I tried on a poly was 45lbs, when I first transitioned towards...
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    How do you know when to retire syn gut?

    I previously used full syngut regularly for 2 years (Wilson syngut power 16) In my experience, it keeps most of its playability until it breaks. But after a long time of use, you will have to re-align the strings constantly. That's usually around the time it the string might snap. As long as...
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    Is It About Feel or Mechanics When Developing Your Strokes?

    In my own philosophy of learning tennis. Mechanics IS feel. And feel IS mechanics. Gotta have a balance between the two.
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    When to start developing the inside-out forehand?

    I think you should prioritize Inside-out forehand over inside-in FH. I would consider Inside-in a more difficult and advanced shot. I rarely use this shot, as I prefer to use my DTL-BH more. Though I occasionally do use it against short balls. Another difference between these two shots, is that...
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    Forearm advice, please - I hit a lot of net shots.

    Your forehand looks good and sound. I can tell that there's more 'brush' compared to 'thrust' of the ball because you're hitting the ball fairly low over the net but at the same time landing a bit shallow. I think if you had more forward momentum it would resolve most of these issues. A drop...
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    Is it better to naturally have a flat swing and apply topspin or ….

    I don't think its as simple as which is better. Both have their place and pros/cons. Personally, I use both. I find each are good in certain situations. I find that flatter shots are easier and more consistent for taking balls early. I also find that flatter shots are easier to execute...
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    how do i get comfortable with volley grip

    As a beginner, the toughest thing to wrap my head around was figuring out how to aim the serve with continental grip. I would visualize using the palm as the direction of the serve. And make a point to stay sideways on the serve. When you stand sideways, your racquet face will already be facing...