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  1. 10isfreak

    Top spin production in ground strokes -- namely calling for Ash

    As I stated times a many, I subscribe to the group who considers that the angle of your string bed at contact is the main factor influencing the production of spin in ground strokes. I got this from tennisspeed, if you want my source. I might break down my thought process later on, but it's not...
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    Weird tip about tennis and life in general

    It might sound crazy to certain people, but I got an advice that can work for anything, from finding your location in a large city, to playing a sport or learning about more academic stuff like physics, economics or literature. There are different types of skills which also correspond to...
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    My ground strokes

    I spent some time commenting on this forum and never posted any video of my own strokes. I did not film myself when having a hit with a friend, unfortunately. I wish I had filmed yesterday, though. I tried hitting with a western grip and it was horrible, but my backhand slice was worth taping...
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    Western grip forehand

    What do you all think about this grip? Which type of surfaces best suits it, do you think? Is there a certain level of play where it would seem more appropriate or not? Is there a certain playing style which should come along with it? Which active player currently use it on the ATP tour...
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    One handed backhand VS two handed backhand: a statistical analysis

    THE SUMMARY OF THE ANALYSIS (So far) As some of you know, I did a bit of statistical analysis lately regarding this question. In a previous thread, I focused on the top 50, using ATP points (as of June 4th) as a measure of players' success on the court. I tested the statistical significance of...
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    Playing styles

    Some holder posts had me wondering about the efficiency of hitting massive top spin to earn a point. Sort of trying to figure out when it is most damaging to your opponent in general, but also as a playing style. Some players - we obviously think about Nadal - do it loads of TS when they strike...
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    Reverse forehands

    I was wondering if anyone here plays a game similar to Nadal's, reverting very frequently to reverse forehands during their matches or even hitting sessions. Even when he's on hard courts or grass, he uses more of them than anyone else on the tour. To give you an idea, in his late career...
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    Wrist movement, straight forehand and other questions

    My favorite blogger recently resealed a new article which covers many subjects that might be of popular interest here: -anatomical comparison of the Federer and Djokovic forehands; -the straight versus bent arm debate; -amateurs and pros: differences; -the role of the wrist during forehands...
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    Eastern forehand players

    I am puzzled as to whether or not amateurs can generate some serious amount of top spin using some variation of the eastern forehand grip and if someone had video footage to show what it looks like. Of course, we do have a professional instance of what it can be turned into (Federer), but...
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    Model yourself after the best of all times

    We can argue back and forth about who has been the best player, all era's confounded, even if the margin for counting Federer out is an ever receding entity. But, for a matter of comparison, let's not waste our chance of also using Nadal! A blogger "whose name shall not be written" has...
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    EASTERN FOREHAND: let‘s cover the singularity of this grip

    By eastern, I include a rather large array of slightly different grips, all the way from closely continental, up to nearly semi-western. I was wondering why would such grips better suit lower balls; and if it really is that versatile. On the personal front, I traded my full western for an...
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    The one handed backhand: liabilities and benefits

    I was wondering if anyone could present points regarding the value of this stroke. More specifically, I was expecting some support behind these ideas: Are the critics justified about the pitfalls of using one hand; Why or why not; What makes sort of ggame does this stroke fits best; Can it...
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    How about a more extreme grip for one handed backhands?

    Henin, to my sense, has presented one of the most treatening backhands of all time, men included. Her approach to backhand hitting seems very suitable for our modern game. On the men‘s side, Gasquet has always have the hang of hitting extremely powerful strokes. So, I was wondering. How...
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    One handed backhand thread: value, technique and else

    I'd like to discuss a few issues on the one handed backhand. Firstly, what sort of take back would be ideal? What pro players seem to have a take back which is easily emulated, which one is a good model for this? Secondly, is the one handed backhand fit for the modern game? At the pro...
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    One handed backhand: takeback question

    I have been wondering lately about the rationale I have myself laid on the table for months regarding the value of a certain type of take back in all of our strokes. Just to be clear, I will broadly sequence a forehand: Split step; Pivot and shoulder turn; Moving to the ball with the...
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    The Forehand: Busting misconceptions once and for all

    Many of you might have encountered the tennisspeed blog. In there, we do not get served the usual beliefs we hear during all too many lessons... we are greated with hard science, with a big pile of evidence and repports that overviews some beliefs regarding tennis. The question is whether they...
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    Back forth between backhands -- a call for one handed backhand players

    When I started playing years ago, it was with a one handed backhand. And, ever since, I have always played it rather powerfully -- rarely did my forehand outweighted my backhand, even if I have built a great forehands over the years. The problem, however, has always been consistency. I could...
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