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    Murray and Safin have essentially the same forehand!

    Safin's shot utilizes more optimal kinetic chain than Murray's. The primary (and significant) difference is how Safin achieves hip deceleration to transfer more power onto the torso to move straight towards the ball and in front. Murray's hip does not decelerate much and as a result looses...
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    Help needed

    I hope Seattle MEP was able to beat down this south American MEP - most exotic python.
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    How do you counter lefty slice from BH

    Look at this troll match - what would you do if the guy keeps slicing from his BH?
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    The best ever tennis tip?

    You could say that, but the guitar player is designed to complement, where as the tennis player is expected to compete which is the exact opposite.
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    The best ever tennis tip?

    A real tennis player plays with his head, not with his racket.
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    3.5 at best

    The question of taste could trigger extreme response. For some, I imagine "acquiring a taste for over a time" is the same as "becoming numb to pain". :sneaky: Two sides of the coin here - humor for some is lame for others.
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    Explain MEP to me please

    If it were up to me, I would decide the lineup based on polling results on the TT YT channel. The majority wins! I would vote for TT vs Ian, Puresense vs Ira (young coaches duel), Fed lite vs Mark for style over substance :), Scott vs Boss (age group), MEP vs Topher.
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    Which forehand Fed, Nadal or Del Po is best for the rec player to learn from?

    Here's a summary of geometrical differences between Fed and Delpo's forehand (based on standard warm-up shots). Both shots have the racket going up and to the left from the ready position to the power position, the next stage is achieving the max backswing point from the power position via the...
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    At rec level, winning in tennis is all about ...

    For two reasons - technique is contextual and based on need. It's similar to the analogy of the best mode of transport - depends on distance, geography and available technology. A repeatable method which allows a player to compete at certain level is solid for that level. Sure, it's not...
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    At rec level, winning in tennis is all about ...

    Is it possible that he says what he says because he believes in it? He could sell many things including advice on what to buy when someone comes down with a fever :). It might be good to give the benefit of doubt...
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    At rec level, winning in tennis is all about ...

    I like the opening here. It's great to start the discussion the way you get off the block - one two punch - and it's a winner!
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    At rec level, winning in tennis is all about ...

    MEP has solid technique imo (it may not be ATP forehand, but still great technique for different style of shots).
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    At rec level, winning in tennis is all about ...

    According to coach Nick Aracic, the #1 reason why players lose at rec level is because of technique.
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    The Official “Welcome Back Curious” Thread

    Hope he finds a coach and works with him to refine and polish his skills before returning ( skills needed for the effective use of tt ti forum)
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    Ok guys, I’m done here

    The place is great if the participant knows how to use it right.
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    Dumb question: How do you construct points?

    Just two thoughts take care of a lot of things including point construction. Before hitting a shot, ask yourself two questions and you would have started a new exciting tennis journey : 1 what's my best shot/serve/return depending on the role during point play. 2 what's going to be the response...
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    MEP (4.5) vs Acing tennis (4.0)

    tbh, I consider myself partly a troll because many of my posts fall in that category including the one you responded to. (not entirely a troll, but there is certainly a huge of amount of fat/troll that can be trimmed).
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    No-one can make you play ugly tennis

    Well, better quality is not necessarily "better quality opponents", it could be "better quality tennis competition" which is a PC term for more tolerance for current level of play. The context matters when the words are interpreted.
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    No-one can make you play ugly tennis

    Can we stop asking people to stop complaining? Yes, you can demand better quality because it's your right to pursue happiness. It's okay to complain and ask for what you desire. Some complain and some don't. The folks who don't complain often just 'pack up' and leave. Would you rather have...
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    MEP (4.5) vs Acing tennis (4.0)

    Tell us about your rivalry with MEP aka @GSG . How often have you played him? Experience from the first match till now, when do you plan on playing him again etc. Ignore what you like, but pay close attention to the trolls ! ( remember the old saying, keep your friends close and enemies closer)
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    New / Old Novak Djokovic stretegy applied in amateur league matches

    But if you do get to them, it's easier to hit short angles than hit deep with enough on it.
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    New / Old Novak Djokovic stretegy applied in amateur league matches

    Yea, slice could draw the guy in instead of pushing back with a high loop. But if the guy hits on the rise consistently, just got to match power with power and let the chips fall where they may.
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    New / Old Novak Djokovic stretegy applied in amateur league matches

    If your loop to the FH corner is getting blasted DTL, it sounds like the guy has very good FH, so I would go for broke and hit DTL to keep the ball away from FH.
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    New / Old Novak Djokovic stretegy applied in amateur league matches

    You have 3 options to counter a forehand angle - got to choose based on ability and quality of the incoming shot. 1 Reply with your own short angle 2 High loop to the FH corner 3 Go DTL if you can pull it off.
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    I'm making a tennis rally simulator app

    Great idea - the app would be real useful if you add a few features based on sound - 1 Say spllt when the player is supposed to split step during the rally. 2 Say recover and mention the number of cross over and shuffle steps after each shot 3 Cues for inhale and exhale to promote good rythmic...
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    Does the unit turn include being fully coiled?

    What's unit turn? turning the body and racket together to the power position. What's coil? turning the body to a streched state as shown here. If you look at the definitions of unit turn and coil, you can easily conclude that unit turn is the most efficient and balanced way to achive the...
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    What is the reason behind having: A closed racquet face on the backswing

    Kyrgios says pointing to the net also keeps the racket on the hitting side of the body.
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    Which player has the most textbook double handed backhand?

    What about Djokovic, Nalbandian? If not, it should be him -
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    Federer forehand code cracked

    The topic addressed at 7:35 here-
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    Federer forehand code cracked

    From another thread, avg time between shots for pros is 2.4 seconds, MEP vs Topher had an average of 3.5 (some as long as 5.5 seconds with high deep lobs)
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