Help on forehand

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by TwistServe, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. TwistServe

    TwistServe Guest

    I know the basic theory.. I just can't excute it..

    I practice with full strokes and and good form but the hits arent consistent enough.. During match play i revert back to poking and half swings which keep me more consistent and I can beat my friends that way... But I need to start doing real strokes..

    Should I invest in a ball machine so I can practice the strokes over and over.. I mean its gotta happen naturally after thousands of repetitions?>?? hehe

    Anyone have a good ball machine recommendation that won't empty my wallet?

    Oh forgot to mention.. i've been playing about 3 months and i've taken a few group classes .. Grip is semi-west
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Professional

    Jan 21, 2004
    I wouldn't go for a ball machine, they are pretty expensive,
    hit with your friends and try to focus on all the aspects of a good groundstroke, with practice you'll get it.
    Take a look at the discussions on groundstrokes in this section, there is alot of good info
  3. predrag

    predrag Professional

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ann Arbor, MI
    There is a much cheaper solution: WALL

    Take a really soft tennis ball and find a decent wall. Stand as close to the wall
    as you can, while you are still able to hit consistently.
    Half an hour a day to start, until you build stamina.
    Your goal is 100 strokes in a rally.

    If you can afford it, 1-to-1 lesson with the pro who knows what he is doing
    is the best way for you to get your rhythm going.
    I feel that group lessons are cash generator for the pro, while you do not get
    enough of his attention.

    Regards, Predrag

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