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  1. SystemicAnomaly

    Is it normal for one handed backhand to be much more powerful than forehand?

    Not a compelling rebuttal. Other factors come into play that will determine RHS at contact. And your statement is not necessarily true either. Roger & other 1h players coil more on the Bh than on the Fh. Racket actually starts further back and around / behind his body. But his racket does not...
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    Is it normal for one handed backhand to be much more powerful than forehand?

    As a 4.0 & 4.5 player, my fastest 1h Bh drives were faster than my fastest Fh shots. As I got to a 4.5/5.0, some old injuries (vball & automobile) started to affect my Bh more than my Fh -- so they were closer in power at that point
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    Is it normal for one handed backhand to be much more powerful than forehand?

    Gasquet & Edberg both come to mind as players with a better, more reliable Bh than their Fh. The Bh of RG is considered one of the most powerful weapons of the past 2 decades. Other 1h ATP players with formidable Bh strokes that are comparable (or exceed) the Fh side, for consistency...
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    Is it normal for one handed backhand to be much more powerful than forehand?

    Is this really the best that you can do?
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    Do I really have to hit with topspin?

    Trolling ??? Nope, not trolling. I believe that you are using the word incorrectly in this context. Note that the 1262 RPM cited for DM, while not exactly flat, is a rather modest spin rate. So, it is not like I was suggesting that DM employed massive TS on his Backhand side I must admit I had...
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    Popeye Chicken Sandwich

    Blink twice if China (or India) is censoring / stifling your ability to fully express yourself. Or flash us the hand distress signal
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    Is it normal for one handed backhand to be much more powerful than forehand?

    Before I developed shoulder problems, my fastest groundstrokes were my 1h Bh rather than my Fh. On average, my Fh it was a bit faster (more powerful) than my Bh -- fastest shots were generated on my Bh side. These fastest Bh shots usually happened when the incoming shot was slow to moderate. A...
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    Is it normal for one handed backhand to be much more powerful than forehand?

    Longer swingpath may or may not equate to greater RHS or more power. It more about anatomy, optimal stroke mechanics and effective use of the kinetic chain. Considered the so-called WTA forehand mechanics compared to the more compact ATP forehand mechanics. The WTA Fh typically employs a...
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    Half Dozen Game

    3.1) Progressive 3.2) Prog-Metal 4.0) Quartz
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    Is serve a throwing motion?

    That has got to be one extremely tall kid
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    Do I really have to hit with topspin?

    You have other data? The ATP data & story that was cited came from 2019 or 2020 it appears
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    Do I really have to hit with topspin?

    On the Bh side, Daniil ranks in the top 10 for topspin with an avg of 1262 RPM according to ATP stats. That is more than Rafa on that side (1252 RPM) which, in turn, is more than either Novak or Roger https://www.atptour.com/en/news/sinner-infosys-beyond-the-numbers-april-2020
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    Do I really have to hit with topspin?

    This is America, son. You can do anything you want. But, if you are outside of these borders, you're on your own
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    Half Dozen Game

    7. Xmas 3. Vail
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    What did you last eat?

    Lately, I've been trying to eat everything that @guanzishou tells me NOT to eat. As much as possible. Mostly for spite (and getting rather annoyed with )
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    Does everything happen for a reason?

    (y) (y) (y)
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    Popeye Chicken Sandwich

    No, you are not dead? Or, No, you do not have cancer or diabetes?
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    Is serve a throwing motion?

    Almost like throwing a punch In teaching the serve, I will have students some actual racquet throwing with a (racquet) release. I will usually take them outside of the court on the grass with a half-dozen old rackets for throwing. We do a variety of different types of throws to simulate an...
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    Is serve a throwing motion?

    I normally agree with most things that Mountain Ghost has had to say. Not this time. Both MG & Nikola insist that tennis serving is "nothing like a throwing motion". They appear to have a very limited definition of what constitutes a throwing motion Tennis serving not only has elements of other...
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    Is serve a throwing motion?

    @ballmachineguy There are many types of different throwing motions that do not fit your definition of throwing
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    Is serve a throwing motion?

    These are all throwing motions:
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    Does everything happen for a reason?

    Who / What is playing dice with the universe? QM is a theory. But a widely accepted one by physicists. It appears to "explain" stuff on an atomic or subatomic level -- or in the quantum realm, if you will. However, on a macro level, causality still reigns supreme. (Note that a belief in "cause...
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    Does everything happen for a reason?

    Causality & Quantum Theory: https://www.universetoday.com/150112/quantum-theory-proposes-that-cause-and-effect-can-go-in-loops/
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    Does everything happen for a reason?

    @StilltheGOAT Ya been drinking that QM Kool-Aid, I see.
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    Forehand space problem

    I believe that Chris Evert initially pointed at the incoming ball but I'm fairly certain that she wasn't moving the arm after that to track the ball to her contact point
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    Popeye Chicken Sandwich

    According to @guanzishou, shouldn't @sureshs be dead already? Or at least have stage 3+ cancer & an aggressive diabetic condition?
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    Is there a twohander who holds two ball during the serve toss?

    @toth @Mark-Touch @Dartagnan64 Can't seem to find any of my images with Connors, Borg or Wilander in skirts. Got any? Even Edberg & Sampras hit their backhands 2-handed back then -- before turning pro
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    Higher grip on return of serve

    @Bagumbawalla Back in the day, it was quite common to switch grips at the net between forehand and backhand volleys. Sometimes by a half bevel or more. But the game was slower back then. But even in the past 2-3 decades, pro and other high level players will often make subtle changes between...
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    Higher grip on return of serve

    The Bucharest Backfire is a novelty shot, trick shot or emergency shot that was made famous by Ilie Nastase back in the 1970s. I believe the name for this shot came from commentator / historian, Bud Collins back then. Nastase who was born in Bucharest, Romania. Hence, the shot name. It is often...
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    Higher grip on return of serve

    @Bagumbawalla I've come across sources & other coaches who do advocate it. I do it myself quite easily. My primary Fh grip is a strong EFh (an E+). However, for chest / shoulder-high balls, I will switch to a SW grip for topspin. Especially if I am playing against someone who hits a lot of...
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