Mental Toughness Video (70's)

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by noah, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. noah

    noah Guest

    I just watched this great video about the 10 qualities to mental toughness.
    It was filmed in Santibel FL..Jimmy Connor's home court during the 70's. The video used JC to demonstrate the various qualities while he is playing a match (I think it's an exhibition).
    The point of this post is that while watching JC's forehand I noticed that both feet are planted on the ground throughout the stroke...there is rotation of the torso but nowhere near the power of today's pros who usually have both feet off the ground when making contact.
    This change in technique, in my opinion, contributes towards the shorter life span of a top ten player.. His body takes much more abuse and torquing.
    Any thoughts?
  2. arosen

    arosen Hall of Fame

    Mar 11, 2004
    Well, why don't you post a video some place, so that we could jump right in. Sure, having a bit of a jump helps to save the tendons, but it could seriously mess up the contact with the ball.

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