1 Hbh Spacing And Shoulder Turn ???

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by TM Prestige Classic, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. TM Prestige Classic

    TM Prestige Classic New User

    Jul 4, 2006
    Playing again after a long layoff. 1HBH a little shaky. Seems like I hit it more effectively when A) I have a full shoulder turn (back of shoulder facing net) and B) I'm close enough to incoming ball (spacing) that my swing path is straight ahead from my shoulder, arm extending straight to target. I would describe it as getting behind the ball versus hitting it out to my side.

    This is the stroke that breaks down first when I have a layoff. I am pretty sure it's related to footwork, spacing, and shoulder turn.

    Any tips or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Dec 28, 2008
    East side of San Francisco Bay
    You just described a 1hbh topspin shot. Full shoulder turn, ball not too far away, ball in strikezone.
    If you need to reach low, high, or wide, use slice.
    If you need to defend body shots, use slice.

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