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  1. bitcoinoperated

    Vid of some casual points

    The racquet is almost stationary = almost 0 kinetic energy
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    Vid of some casual points

    Contact point looks better than your other vid. Backswing has a stiff pause before you pull so you are not getting stretch/extended of the ATP style forehand.
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    Some players like to use old depressurized balls to play matches, do u encounter them?

    Really old balls with no fluff can be total bullets on serve I like old balls because I'm rubbish at high balls on the fh side.
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    Heavy Racquet improves technique?

    Disagree. It encourages bunting/pushing the ball rather than accelerating through. Also many rec players are not in shape enough to hold their technique together with heavy racquets an entire match. Your forearm shouldn't be doing much unless you are arming the ball and gripping tight.
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    ttw "throwing" discussions

    Interesting. I stuggle to visualise how to apply this to the serve, does this mean we should arm the serve and not shoulder-over-shoulder pull the arm? Does this explain how Kyrgios can bomb serves with no real shoulder turn or leg drive?
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    Private lesson: how do you get them to help your serve?

    I've given up with coaching. The last two coaches seemed to think a waiter's tray serve was fine lolwtfamipayingfor. This. Add to that slowmo video is on most phones now, it becomes a game of spot the difference from a pro.
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    Too much topspin?

    You still look off balance and reaching forward to contact the ball.
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    Too much topspin?

    Indeed. Possibly because much of the racquet lag is going in to going down rather than back
  9. bitcoinoperated

    Ways to Adjust Racket Height to Impact Ball for Ground Strokes

    A good video that talks about torso angle for high balls, starts about 2:10
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    Ways to Adjust Racket Height to Impact Ball for Ground Strokes

    The tilt-the-shoulders then and going slightly across the ball seems to be the most effective for me after legs. For low balls sometimes you just have to slice it though, no getting around the court surface. I'm not always too good at judging this though.
  11. bitcoinoperated

    Too much topspin?

    The only time there is too much spin is when they drop short. A warmup is to get your stroke warmed up not some alterna-stroke to give them balls they want. Maybe they should warm up with a ball machine.
  12. bitcoinoperated

    Pinpoint vs Platform serve stance

    The ATP forehand of tennis serves ;) Seriously it seems easier to squat your serve like many on the WTA with pinpoint. Kinda jelly of Kyrgios' flowing pinpoint serve though.
  13. bitcoinoperated

    Fergus Murphy should be suspended.

    So you're saying the master troll got trolled?
  14. bitcoinoperated

    WTA: Who are the 3 best women on the planet currently?

    Whichever of the top15 doesn't have a mental meltdown I'd swap Graf for Kirilenko
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    Tips on my tennis serve *update*

    You spiral your arm around your body during your toss
  16. bitcoinoperated

    Ntrp 3.0 -> 4.0 using just a ball machine

    Can a ball machine help you serve?
  17. bitcoinoperated

    Playing tennis after alcohol

    You'd be surprised. I wish I could post more without posts being deleted (despite nothing being in the rules about it...) Suffice to say the extra body awareness has profound effects on technique which is well documented anecdotally in other sports. PM me if interested.
  18. bitcoinoperated

    Hate the junk ballers

    Yes, but is it fun? If not I could just be at work or cleaning my flat.
  19. bitcoinoperated

    Hate the junk ballers

    I think I'm going to just try and blast everything for a winner now to at least have some fun while I lose and get off the court quickly
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    Playing tennis after alcohol

    No. I did post about serve practice on a date with Lucy in her sky with diamonds and it got deleted as "not relevant to discussion" :(
  21. bitcoinoperated

    No pace balls difficult

    I sometimes wonder if it is related to the trajectory the ball comes in to the racquet it, more up and down rather than forward/back.
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    Need a shrink

    This is the battle many face. Win now by pushing/junk and limit your level (+have friends) or actually learn to hit with pace and hopefully learn to keep these in. For me it is easy since I play for fun not winning at some nondescript level. Winning by pushing and junk is no fun and winning...
  23. bitcoinoperated

    No pace balls difficult

    Not much to add other than generating pace usually = more errors Interested in anyone having solutions too
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    Serena's strategy to beat a pusher

    Yeah, Halep's depth was impeccable
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    Serena's strategy to beat a pusher

    Typical Serena "I could have won but just didn't ______". Halep seriously exposed Serena's poor movement, she is right that she was having to go for too much because there was no other option once the rally started.
  26. bitcoinoperated

    How to flatten out ball with westerish grip?

    Bend your knees, tilt your shoulders to get the racquet arm lower. Try the same tactics are here
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    How to flatten out ball with westerish grip?

    Low to high doesn't square it up, the final height does. Just swing more on a level plane.
  28. bitcoinoperated

    The False Epiphany: An Odd Tennis Phenomena

    So much truth. II think I have plotted the fails out of my memory though. This is also not unique to tennis either :(
  29. bitcoinoperated

    Artificial Grass with Sand Surface...

    Ugh, this is bang on. Serves with a bit of slice were hell.
  30. bitcoinoperated

    Why do Juniors tend to have a one-dimensional game?

    They are working on their bread and butter shots to be able to compete at a higher level which are baseline groundies because that is style that wins at the top level. Variety takes time to learn as does tennis iq/strategy Smashing hell out of the ball is fun just like driving cars fast and...