Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by slowfox, Jan 22, 2013.
Anyone still hit an overhead this way?
Still valid if you can't get back far enough to hit a normal overhead, as the back shoulder is your farthest back pivot point to hit the ball.
Assuming you turn shoulders first, then crab walk/hop back to cover deep overheads.
But why? You practice your serves constantly during a match, and never hit a ball with Connor's Bolo Sky hook.
Connors, for the most part, didn't even hit an overhead that way. Given the time and reach, he usually hit very conventional overheads.
If memory serves, he gradually moved toward the conventional overhead as the 80's moved on. That sky hook
was more prevalent earlier on.
this is true, from what I recall. However, I've seen Fed hit a few that were much like the ole Jimbo "sky hook"
I have seen some rec players do it routinely.
You mean the Bucharest backfire?
It's for when you're chasing a lob. It's largely been replaced by the tweener.
Interesting. Didn't really think about it this way.
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