little help please

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Bach3387, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Bach3387

    Bach3387 New User

    Mar 8, 2004
    the other day i was playing in my first USTA level 2 boys 18's tournament and i got blown off the court. i played in boys 16's and never got beat badly. i noticed that these 18's were hitting much more heavy and had much more spin, especially on the forehand side. my question is how come these 18's hit heavier and how come the pros hit even heavier? i try hitting low to high but i just can't get the same amount of topspin. what should i work on and what should i do to get more topspin? and how do the pros hit with so much spin? thanks
  2. TripleThreatPlayer

    TripleThreatPlayer New User

    Feb 19, 2004
    What racquet are you using? A dense frame will cause your shots to become flatter. Maybe the 18's are stronger than the 16's? Be sure when you go from low to high, that you follow through on the stroke. I suggest talking to a pro, or hitting on a ball machine.
  3. Mahboob Khan

    Mahboob Khan Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    All these age brackets, their training, and their playing are different. My advice would be to go with the flow. Compete against them on frequent basis and you will feel the competition and eventually your strokes will match up with theirs. Competing at higher level will also expose your weaknesses and you will have a chance to rectify them. "You learn by playing the game and correct through exercises and drills".
  4. jeebeesus

    jeebeesus Guest

    is your grip on at least semi western? i got kids aged 6 hitting with trememdous spin.

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