height over the net?

On this thread because I realized in a singles loss last night I had gotten into the habit of hitting hard and flat low over the net ..against a shorter opponent who I've dealt with relatively easily in recent years. I think playing a lot of doubles got me in this habit, especially with returns where you can't just loop it. No reason to ever hit the net on a routine return in singles against an average serve, and I did it numerous times last night. Need to put a cheat sheet in the bag or something : singles: net clearance first.
 
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Its pretty fascinating to me how those older guys in their 50s or 60s that played decent level tennis can hit flat forehands and be so consistent, the ball doesn't have alot of spin but its fast and has penetration and more interestingly they consistently hit it over the net with low margin.. i guess thats what happens when you have 30 or 40 years experience behind you and have hit millions of shots :D

 
On this thread because I realized in a singles loss last night I had gotten into the habit of hitting hard and flat low over the net ..against a shorter opponent who I've dealt with relatively easily in recent years. I think playing a lot of doubles got me in this habit, especially with returns where you can't just loop it. No reason to ever hit the net on a routine return in singles against an average serve, and I did it numerous times last night. Need to put a cheat sheet in the bag or something : singles: net clearance first.
It should be legal to hang notes on our side of the net.
 
That is me with that one partner...but dang it gets a bit frustrating after a few years of this.
Yes, you need a variety, but I think it's actually a good practice/drill having to hit that accurate. I find this hitting with my rookie when we do a cc FH drill. I need to be the one that "saves" the wild ones and keeps the hit going by both getting it back, and getting it back to his tighter strike zone. Not as fun as a cc drill with someone stronger where you both can just go for it more, but focused target constraints is always useful.
 
You got it man. Good video and like the slow motion.

And Domi is my all time favorite WTA player. I posted years back about using her as a template for forehand technique for rec players and it was funny how many guy get sexist about it, but it is such an simple and effective stroke. It is unfortuate guys can't get out of their own prideful way to improve. But her footwork and attitude are epic. Thanks for posting!
Yeah ... no doubt TTW would strip you of your manhood card, and put you in the Pat The Dog Doghouse .... with no hope of exceeding 2.5.

 
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