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  1. psv255

    OHB yips?

    Tomaz from feel tennis had some good points for handling high ohb shots, the main two points being to prepare higher on the backswing than normal, and also to hit more across the ball. I find that making contact with the racquet angled upward, rather than parallel to the ground (i.e. kind of a...
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    Thanks for the compliments, but a long way to go until the backhand becomes anything more than a pretty stroke! I think that prep is late even on slow shots in the clip above, the ball is in no man's land and the racket's just going back.. I have hit with some hard-hitting players, but I had no...
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    Thanks gino! I'll try making more space on the forehand, maybe a "catch the finish" type exercise would help with that. As for the serve, that's something other posters have also picked up on before. I haven't gotten around to fixing that. I reckon the front-leg serve would help with this...
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    What is the max potential serve speed for average person?

    Keeping the premise of OP's question (namely PERFECT serve technique, unattainable in reality), I stand by the fact that any male player can hit (read: has the potential to hit) 115-120 MPH. In reality, an average recreational player serves anywhere between 50 and 70 MPH. 30 MPH is probably the...
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    Forehands In Slow Motion

    Just my humble opinion - I believe that you aren't using just your arm. There's quite a bit of torso rotation into the shot. What I see is the arm is too tense, which can get tiring for no good reason. It makes getting "easy power" as some call it very difficult as a result. Not sure how much...
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    After you pointed it out, it becomes obvious. You're absolutely right about late prep. Thank you!
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    Thanks for taking a look and the reply. I agree wholeheartedly, and will move my focus to improving movement and preparation. Hopefully I can schedule some hitting with a quality player to accomplish this. Cheers
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    What is the max potential serve speed for average person?

    Talk Tennis, where reality meets delusion and backs away slowly.
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    What is the max potential serve speed for average person?

    Perfect serve mechanics essentially implies above-average arm speed, whatever that may mean... average height on the other hand is around 5' 9" I'd reckon, so that may place some limitations on the serve pctg. Since that's not part of the question, the only thing left is perfect serve mechanics...
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    I took the first 30 minutes of the match and cut the time between points, any editing bias was by chance. I would say that the only thing that prevented me from winning that day was sub par execution. I definitely made him pay on the second serve, and sometimes on the first, but overall I def...
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    Topspin serve tips

    I like a couple of cues together - bend knees and show your chest to the sky, toss above/bit behind your head, stay sideways, and swing along the baseline. Try to hit the inside of the ball (left side for righties).
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    Thanks ohbh, but we're about the same level, I lost 7-6 3-6 5-7.. although I play much less frequently than my opponent. I also got lulled too many times into a push-fest instead of looking for ways to get to net, which is a game I'm developing and seems to work. I agree that I could've avoided...
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    Thanks LH, I'll be working on getting into the right position and setup. Also, I do tend to go for broke on off-balance shots instead of really focusing on making clean contact, so that will also need work
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    Here's the promised video: This is the full match link for anyone who's interested
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    Right on, the key word is "trying".. very few reps these days, but I agree that taking yourself out of the comfort zone is the only way to do things if you want to get better. cheers Hey MethodTennis, good to hear from you, I think you actually broke down some match footage of mine earlier on...
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    ^Thanks LeeD I have some point play which isnt all that exciting but we have some nice points. If interested I'll put it up in a separate thread or something
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    "Wrong" pronation by twisting racket

    Agreed, when you're face to face with a student, mentioning pronation is a terrible idea, and will likely lead them the wrong way. In OP's case (over the internet of all things), he knows the correct swingpath and has seen his own serve on video, so maybe mentioning it will help pinpoint the...
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    That's a good point- balance is one of the main keys to a consistent ball, and it does look like I'm lunging forward a bit much. Might also have to do with what Limpin was getting at with not loading on the right leg and instead stepping in with the left. Thanks!
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    "Wrong" pronation by twisting racket

    I have to disagree with this part - for someone who doesn't have the feel for the swing yet or is looking to correct it, there are a couple of ways the wrist can move, and they can all mess with the correct swing path. I'd argue that actively focusing on pronation in the serve doesn't directly...
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    "Wrong" pronation by twisting racket

    Are you hitting a flat serve in the video? If so try to get the swing line more "out to in" as explained by McCraw in this video: High-five the right side of the ball (as opposed to the back/left side of the ball) and delay that pronation a touch more. Tossing more to the left may help with...
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    ^ Thanks Limpin, I'll try opening the stance. I didn't realize before how many of those I hit off the left leg instead of loading with the right Thanks, I'll try my hardest to copy Federer now haha
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    Those who hate technical discussions

    Analysis just isn't the same as useful instruction. Similar to science vs engineering, one tries to break down/figure out what you're looking at, the other tries to apply it in a useful way. Tracking real-time ulnar deviation or ankle supination or what have you isn't gonna get you a better...
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    Video of forehand, coaches please critique

    Feedback appreciated, cheers! Edit: What I'm most unhappy with is lack of depth control, and shank too much, more often on crosscourt than down the line fhs. Point play video Full match, uncut
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    US Open 2016 Practice footage: Del Potro vs. Goffin

    I don't have much else, but I have a couple clips from John Isner practicing and a qualifier match (see updated above) It's a phone camera (s6) - not bad for what it's worth, at least it smooths out the motion somewhat
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    US Open 2016 Practice footage: Del Potro vs. Goffin

    Yep he was very consistent and moved well. Funny enough I'm pretty sure Goffin won that set 6-2 or 6-3 !
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    US Open 2016 Practice footage: Del Potro vs. Goffin

    Juan Martin del Potro and David Goffin playing a practice set: All four parts: link Also John Isner playing out some points: 2nd round qualifier match: Shane R v Ivashka I
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    Can't get a noticeable curve for my serve

    Doesnt "rec player" also include 4.5/5.0 players? Some in that category can give weak serves a crack
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    Nadal, Roger Forehand

    You didn't watch the super slo mo closely enough the first time
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    Mackie McDonald and the kinetic chain

    I saw him play Karlovic in the qualies 3 years ago, was impressive to see the kid return the flat bombs and return some of Ivo's forehands with interest
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    Can't get a noticeable curve for my serve

    I found this video to be good for improving the slice serve, also noting that it's like a forehand slice or squash shot on steroids. More spin component - delay opening the racket face and aim for the right side of the ball
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