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    Strange Injury

    Well I experienced big changes in my tennis since I went to Salzenstein, and the changes wasn't rough or difficult as you're saying to me that it would be. The transition from my old way of hitting to the new was smooth and seamless as many people of all ages have said how easy it was to...
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    Strange Injury

    The cause of the sore shoulder issue I was having was poor buggy whip technique and it was corrected by Salzenstein. Once my technique had been corrected, my shoulder started to correct itself and come right and within 2-3 months became pain free. The former coach I had didn't give me...
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    Have you ever seen this before?

    It is too awkward with both hands on the racket to drive a double hand forehand, I don't see the sense in swinging through the ball all double handed like Bartoli, There's not very much flexability in the wrist.
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    Strange Injury

    I'm 39, but the coach is much older. In what way are major changes for me going to be problematic the older that i am? curious
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    Strange Injury

    I was under national coach supervision each week in training. But what concerned me with this coach is that that coach puts athlete performance first before safely. (as in the case of teaching me the buggy whip forehand) and not explaining what i needed to know in order to make sure I do...
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    Strange Injury

    i was wondering also. since the coach did shift my one hand backhand finish down abt 2 feet lower from the normal place instead of leaving my backhand finishing up high, and for all I know changing my backhand to make the swing more flatter like that that may have also contributed to this kind...
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    Strange Injury

    I was taught the buggy whip forehand by a quick 5 second demonstration of the coach swinging the racket all around the top of his head and told me to just do that to buggy whip the ball, swing it around the head like a cowboy swinging a lasso rope. That was his way of doing it. That was...
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    Strange Injury

    Might be golfer's elbow, because it does make the arm feel weak when there's pain, but the pain is felt mostly along the top of the outer side of the arm and shoulder area so it dosen't sound like tennis elbow cause the pain is not in the forearm below the elbow but starts from the outer...
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    Strange Injury

    My coach changed me over to this new Pacific string, it's very thin and very hard. Hasn't broken yet, had this string for six months. Coach says its a string pros use. About two months into using this string i slowly started coming down with a sore shoulder and arm. So I suspect it might be...
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    how to deal with a bad coach?

    Oh I had a coach exactly like that. Some coaches run tennis boot camps like Ramsey run's hell's kitchen, and that 's the way some coaches like to do things, because they like to make things difficult and do things the hard way to get the best results even though i don't approve of verbal...
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    how to deal with a bad coach?

    In His condition that his back is in he shouldn't even be attempting to hit kick serves if he still wearing a back brace. He should let his back fully recover or he could do his back in and slip something out and might not straighten himself back up. You do not need to arch your back...
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    Opponents that surprised the hell out of you...

    Yep, it's the tennis that does all the talking. Not how they look, who knows, they may do fitness training as well or may a well seasoned player even though they might not look it. Or may have had coaching lessons under a top level coach. Never underestimate the opponent.
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    HELP, problem with Service toss during Windy day, to all TW experts

    If its really strong wind like galeforce strength, the ball will be curving sideways), then it becomes dangerous to swing the racquet around in that, as the wind can jerk the racquet violently in the middle of the swing and can cause you to strain or pull something.
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    HELP, problem with Service toss during Windy day, to all TW experts

    The worse kind of wind is that blustery wind that just swirls around the court in little circles. its hard to time the hit when you are in the middle of all these little mini tornados.
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    Levers and The Tennis Serve

    You not only need to be relaxed in the body when you do the motion but you also need to make sure you have a good weight transfer, get into the trophy position to load up. And its reliable. You won't double fault much or lose much power if you have good weight transfer and if you remember to...
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    Getting my serve past the 130mph barrier!

    If a serve is only taking a second of time to cross from your racquet to reaching the back fence in a big thud along the wire or bounces off the bottom board of the fence and leaping up at 20-30 feet high in the air off the board then that serve is quick ENOUGH. The guy has less than a second...
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    How to hit the back hand overhead.

    You're right, I've never seen a pro serve backhand before.
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    What I learnt today in my match

    Yes I do change from backhand to forehand side with the racquet. NO, I don't want the racquet to turn in my hand when swinging the racquet, I just want to turn my hand instead.
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    How to hit the back hand overhead.

    I haven't tried actually pronating yet for this one, but sounds interesting, I might add some pronation to it. but I use EBH for this shot with slice and it works pretty much most of the time I get it over the net. But I don't want to hit it too flat or it might hit the tape, that's the...
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    What I learnt today in my match

    Why do you want oversized frames for? I used to use them, broke too many strings as a result, I was sending the racquet back to the coach every 2-3 weeks for restringing. So I got the KTour smaller frame pattern and that string breaking all stopped. Last time I neded a restring was 4 months...
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    What I learnt today in my match

    My coach put me on the Ktour 95. And he dosen't want me putting any lead tape on it to make it heavier. Because that top heavy 10.2 oz frame tends to hit the kick serves long and I might need a heavier frame like 12 oz.. For the Ktour 95 frame has got great benefits in it yes, but because of...
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    What I learnt today in my match

    I'm a bit concerned about this soreness setting in my single games because its affecting the games on saturdays in a negative way and causing me to struggle. But the tennis Coach (who is a national level coach) has already looked at my forehand on thursday and tells me my forehand was going...
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    What I learnt today in my match

    You're incorrect about the way i hold my grip. for I don't use any arm tension when I hit the ball. That's why I need some freedom of wrist movement with the butt to do the whippy swing.
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    What I learnt today in my match

    They are good to use in conditions where you are not feeling gluey in the hands but when the hands are nice and dry. I think sticky grip is one factor. I also have to look also at another issue going on. SORENESS IN THE ARMS. I don't know how to solve this soreness problem yet. I have...
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    What I learnt today in my match

    I won 1-6 6-2 6-2 today in my singles but i learnt that it could've been a 1-6 1-6 loss today if my forehand went south on me. What did I learn from playing this match? I played the match in hot sticky humid conditions. That is probably the worst kind of conditions to try to play a match in...
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    First serve keeps sailing long...any tips?

    it sounds like a technical issue. Or just like what most juniors players do, hit the ball far too hard and hit aces and errors. Its a mistake to try to go for broke with power first without learning spin and control which alot of amateur players tend to do unless the coach corrects them...
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    First serve keeps sailing long...any tips?

    Go to a professional coach, you have to make sure that your pronation is technically correct in your serve.
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    Racket at the side when returning serve

    If you're righty like me, well with serves going down the middle, the shortest part of the court, you don't have the time to run around your backhand try to hit a reverse forehand off that. I saw the tennis doctor yesterday as the team had to go for a coaching clinic to get checked up on, He...
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    Cheating or Gamesmanship?

    But that's how a coach speaks to their player. Telling a player to keep strong, stay strong, step it up, be intense, fight hard, this is still instructing the player. Telling a player that stuff is still part of match strategy. Because tennis is 80% mental, 20% physical or so I heard. So you...
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