Huh...just a simple change, dramatic difference.

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  1. Vanhalen

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    So this afternoon my forehand left me. So after 30 or 40 minutes of frustration my hitting partner asks, “why did you change your forehand stroke?” I told him I haven changed anything and have no idea why I am so off today. He says...you don’t have your wrist laid back today at all. I just thought you were trying something new.

    I had no idea! So we started back up and I just focused for a few minutes on my normal stroke of keeping my wrist laid back throughout the stroke and BINGO. Immediately my stroke was back and I am nailing forehands from everywhere.

    No idea why or how I all of a sudden I was hitting differently. I didn’t even notice I was doing it. Thankfully he is very observant or I would be pulling my hair out!
     
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  2. Pete Player

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    Obviously, since hair to pull, no memory.


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  3. LeeD

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    Hire him or play more tennis aware of what u do.
     
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  4. sshin12

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    Did you do enough warm-up at the start? If I dont do enough mini tennis at the start to get a feel for the ball, won't have a forehand for the rest of the hitting session.
     
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  5. FiReFTW

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    This happens alot on things ur working on, once you work on some things enough they become automatic tho.
     
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  6. bitcoinoperated

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    Looks like you need to work on relaxation
     
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  7. fuzz nation

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    Vic Braden used to talk about our heads as working something like really intricate switchboards. The problem is that these switchboards are always realigning their connections here and there. Even pro athletes who have ingrained their movements with many more repetitions than the rest of us can occasionally "lose it" without suffering any sort of trauma or head injury. The connections just rearrange themselves with no rhyme or reason, but practice can help big-time with keeping them the way we want them.
     
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  8. nytennisaddict

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    universal law of entropy
     
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  9. fuzz nation

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    Who was that second baseman for the Yankees who completely lost his throw some years ago? The fans were brutal to him - the ones behind first base would wear hardhats and hold up cardboard bull'seye targets.
     
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  11. Vanhalen

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    So you are saying there’s hope for me after all !
     
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  12. ByeByePoly

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    I was on a golf trip with some friends, and we show up at the driving range for the first round and one of our guys literally can't get the ball off the ground. He was around a 10 handicap, and played constantly. Swing after swing ... wormer into the desert. This was a typical guys trip you look forward to, 4 rounds of golf, and bets on the line. He kept getting more and more tense ... we kept telling him "it will be fine". But then we would look at each other, and say ... "xxx is f***ed". I really don't think he hit a decent ball for the 30 minutes at the driving range. We show up on the 1st tee, he hits a perfect drive, and plays 4 great rounds of golf. Bizarro world.
     
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  13. Curious

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    Strange story. Why should it change suddenly if laid back wrist is your normal stroke and how come the other guy pin points the problem?!
     
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