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    Shadow swing serves?

    I think ball contact is essential to perfect your serve motion. I only do shadow swings to warmup the muscles. One thing you might try to replicate contact is to use an unstrung racquet. At least you will go thru the contact point.
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    Struggling with serve

    I’m not sure. Try starting your toss with the weight shifting to front leg. The serve is about tweaking different parts of your technique. It’s not a bad serve. It’s not like Andy Roddick. But, if you look at his video, it looks like his weight is going forward as he tosses the ball.
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    How does Roger keep looking young and handsome?

    Tennis players aren’t known for muscular builds. He has strong legs and you don’t need a beach body build to be a great tennis player. He’s only 40 years old so he’s a relatively young man outside of tennis.
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    King Richard: movie about Richard Williams coming out soon

    Well then maybe someone will do a movie on Graf. It’s a movie. It’s entertainment. Do you really think a movie about Graf will have a large audience, though?
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    King Richard: movie about Richard Williams coming out soon

    I’ll probably watch it. You have to admit it is an incredible American success story. Like most sports films it will be “based on a true story”. Not necessarily a true story, something I always keep in mind. It should be entertaining anyway.
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    Thumb Position On Eastern Backhand Grip.

    Have you tried allowing your thumb to naturally go around the racquet? The thumb around bevel 7 seems awkward for slice.
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    Emma Raducanu: 1 GS Wonder?

    Too early to tell. I hope she wins multi-slams and gets to number one. She’s very likable and handles herself with grace and class.
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    What happens if....Medvedev wins?

    Medvedev wins? Oh the humanity!
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    Serve mechanics - 90 degree elbow position

    Stan in slow motion. Looks like around 90 degrees.
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    Serve mechanics - 90 degree elbow position

    What I notice is the way both shoulders are in line in frame 12 and how he first drops his racquet before allowing his elbow to lead.
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    Zverev vs Djokovic | Best point of the match

    No brainer, the 53 shot rally
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    Does club tennis ever intersect with D1 program ?

    D1 players compete against other D1 players and practice with other D1 players. Club players are mainly recreational players. Some D1 players interact with club players as tennis teachers:
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    Chris Fowler makes my head hurt.

    Brad Gilbert, Darren Cahill and Cliff Richey are not bad. They’ve learned to keep their egos out of their commentary. Don’t get a lot of snarky comments and continual worship and praise favoring one player.
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    Sabalenka's Screaming Is So Unnecessary

    What about Fernandez coach or dad or trainer screaming sentences?
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    Anyone tried this TopSpinPro training aid?

    I bought the practice hit 10 years ago and bought a Top Spin Pro during the Covid lockdown. I used both of them. I’ve been playing for decades and they are great for tweaking your game. I was able to change to a semi-western from an eastern forehand grip in a few weeks. The practice hit allows...