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    Crushing balls during warm up

    I can warm up short ball and at the baseline nice and 'proper'. But when it comes time to match play I end up feeling like I am still holding something back, which leads me to get stiff all over again. Physically I know I am warmed up but mentally I am still unsure the maximum limit to how hard...
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    OHBH DTL

    Any tips for how you guys with OHBH execute the DTL shot? I am talking about on incoming cross court shots with good pace and depth. At the rec level I see high level two handers go DTL on incredibly difficult balls pretty often. They coil and then explode into the ball with their entire body...
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    Movement/footwork for less stress on knees?

    Hi all, After playing for 2hrs my knees feel unstable and fatigued. I'm okay after a days rest but I want to play more often. I do need to get new shoes but that is more of a band-aid than solving the real issue. Wondering if there is a deliberate way to practice moving in a way that will put...
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    Skincare playing outside in the winter

    This was never really an issue before but I played for several hours yesterday in around 40 degree weather. After the set I looked at my right hand and noticed the skin around my knuckles were so dry and cracked that I could see through the gaps to the layer of skin below. Probably stretching...
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    Post Serve Rituals?

    After serving I have issues hitting ground strokes. I think it is a mental thing. Warming up my FH and BH there is no issue, I hit through the ball with various direction and height. I start playing points with my partner and the strokes are on and off, and a little more off than on.. I cannot...
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    Serve landing alternatives

    Hi all, I have been noticing that my left knee has been irritated far more after serving sessions as opposed to ground stroke sessions. When I serve, I jump up and land on my left leg. I admit it is not a nimble landing either, more thudding. This is stressing out my left knee a lot. Not to...
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    Too Tired to Serve?

    Hi all, When practicing with my partner we usually save serves for last. However, after practicing groundstrokes my arms are exhausted at that point, and therefore my serves feel/are awful. Is this normal? Can you all bomb flat and kick serves at the end of your sessions? Is this fatigue due...
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    Wind going both ways?

    Was rallying with my partner at a new court we never played before. We both felt a huge difference in the behavior of the ball. 1. The balls were flying longer. My topspin FH I expected to hit around the service line were now reaching baseline. 2. The balls were flying faster. My FH (my best...
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    Stopping my non hitting arm from straightening out

    When I go to hit any forehand, at the end of the finish my non hitting arm fully straightens out, backwards, and down. Anyone else have this problem? Hard to illustrate what's happening via text, but ill try my best here. 1. Prior to contact with the ball, my left arm is outstretched for...
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