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    What's your level, and what technical or mechanical problem have you solved lately?

    4-4.5 (non USA resident). Only recently, mainly due to watching Mortaglou videos, have I abandoned the idea promoted here of having the hitting arm passively pulled by torso rotation. As a result, finally fixed my problem with low pace balls Another recent fix has been finally realizing that...
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    Some classic Shapo 1HBH's in this match (video)

    His whole game is fluid. His problem is level consistency, which I believe is mental
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    Where does the serve actually begin?

    I am sure that I’ve seen a couple of times, where the server started the toss, but didn’t like it and caught the ball. The 25 sec were done, but the umpire let them repeat, without any time violation oh, and regarding the foot fault, I clearly remember that it is only called if you swing the...
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    Where does the serve actually begin?

    I remember the commentators saying that the rule states the toss as the beginning. That’s why if you toss and catch it, without swinging, you’ve actually gained extra time, which I think is a loophole.
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    Looking for some advice on my backhand once again

    You’re on the right track. Your biggest issue is insufficient coil. your tendency to keep your front foot neutral to open is to compensate for that. While the 1hbh allows one to get away with limited/lack of coil, because it is a linear shot, this becomes quickly exposed when faced with a...
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    Looking for some advice on my backhand once again

    Which of the following are true: - have difficulty in dealing with hard and/or heavy balls - problems returning serve - inconsistent down the line - insufficient topspin - inconsistent spacing
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    Have you ever played against someone who appears "off" ?

    I almost feel there will turn out to be some character, who has played multiple people on this forum and only through the collective stores here will we be able to recognize him. Then, we will hear of his wise anecdotes and stories collected over years of nomadic tennis life playing against...
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    Am I the only one who still doesn't see the point of mini-tennis

    I guess some people would go crazy if they followed this advice: :-D
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    Adult Tennis Camp?

    My ‘plan’ is to do Piatti in Italy this September. I’m returning to gym routine and tennis every alternating day to build up for that.
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    Swingvision users?

    Great video editing tool. Horrible speed estimates. Okish bounce location
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    Freehitting with a higher level player.

    nothing beats a “live” ball. I have the lobster elite V, but haven’t used in more than 2 years, as I have been able to find people to play with. Unlike a machine’s precision, a human will have variances in every shot even if they are trying to hit the same shot. This will allow you to learn how...
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    Club pro crushing some shots...

    Come on. His accent was horrible:D
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    Anyone have any tangible advice or specific triggers to work on loosening their grip on both the serve and forehand?

    Serve: literally have your pinky off just touching the base of the grip; you must make sure that your racquet is on the right side of your body (right handed) or vertical, before you start the racquet drop that should be triggered by your legs driving up FH: keep your off hand on the racquet...
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    How can I hit a high % return of serve that's not a chip?

    Aside from the toss, observe their foot orientation. Lots of players set up slightly more towards the direction they will hit. Somewhat better players only move their feet after the toss, but with still enough time to read it, before they hit the ball.
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    MEP vs ET Players - Original TT Epic

    In general, I agree with this post, but not for the particular reason of Ian not being able to hit a bh rally, rather that his knowledge is incomplete. I’ve watched several of Ian’s one on one lesson videos and if you compare it with what I posted about the things a tennis coach needs, he...
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    MEP vs ET Players - Original TT Epic

    I’ve trained with all kinds of “coaches.” The highest ranked was a former top 400 on the ATP. However, the best coach I’ve worked with is the one I am working with right now, who didn’t make it to the tour. His credentials are more in line with Nick from intuitive tennis (Italian national...
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    MEP vs ET Players - Original TT Epic

    Actually, I expect one highlights video, then 2 videos over 2 days per match. So, 3 days in total per match. That means we will be waiting for 10 days, before the first set of Ian vs MEP and that is IF there are no interim analysis, introspection or ”insight” videos:confused:
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    Another good one from Jeff

    I can’t speak for all, but during the time Tsitsipas spent in Dubai, I got a chance to get friendly with his father and I actually asked him about the pat the dog that is missing in Stefanos’ FH. He told me that he had tried to coach Stefanos to use it, but it wasn’t natural for him. In his...
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    2hbh detail... scoop follow through?

    Djokovic does it a lot
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    Recorded two setter (end got cut off)

    Like the tennis, but hate the video quality
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    best slice serve and pronation vid

    Sometimes, when trying to hit a kick serve to the FH on the deuce side, I get an excellent curve of the ball, before and after the bounce, with good speed. I wish I could understand what exactly I am doing on those to make it repeatable. Right now, I can either hit a slow slice, a la Freeman...
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    best slice serve and pronation vid

    Explain to me how Fed hits his slice and I will be more than happy
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    best slice serve and pronation vid

    The slice serve is the one I really struggle with. So far, this video seems to at least explain what pros do, but I am still unable to do it and have that curve effect
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    4.5-5.0 Match vs pusher

    Молодец Станислав! У вас больше терпения чем у меня ignore the critics here about level. What matters is you won and anyone, who thinks they are better, need to prove it by playing against you.
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    EZONE Closest to DR98 @Chris and Michelle

    Hi guys. If similarly weighted, which of the new 2 Ezone models (98 and Tour) is closer to the DR 98 in - power - launch angle - comfort - feel - maneuverability I am mostly worried about comfort and control (length). The DR is already at my limit in terms of length control using gut/poly...
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    How Many Racquets Do You Need.

    Unfortunately, looks like they only have 1 310gm racquet. So, ending up with 2 in total again :(
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    Yonex EZONE 2020 AO

    Hi everyone. Looking for someone, who has played with DR extensively and tried the tour and/or the Ezone 305. If similarly weighted, which of the new 2 models is closer the the DR in - power - launch angle - comfort - feel
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    Yonex Ezone Tour 98

    Hi everyone. Looking for someone, who has played with DR extensively and tried the tour and/or the Ezone 305. If similarly weighted, which of the new 2 models is closer the the DR in - power - launch angle - comfort - feel
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    How Many Racquets Do You Need.

    They are either idiots, or trying to cheat me! Sent me a "lite" version (285gm).
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    How Many Racquets Do You Need.

    @J011yroger what‘s your take on this?
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