My Headsize is too small!

dieumyr

Rookie
Hi folks,

I'm playing with a T-fight 295 but since I've chosen to use a 2hbh the headsize is much too small (95). Moreover, I'd like a extended frame, especially for serve.

Do you know the same type of frame, but extended and with a bigger headsize?
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Man..we already had this discussion!! lol.

The Tfight 335 is a 98 headsize..perfect for a 2 hander. It is the same stick except a bigger headsize.
 

Dgpsx7

Professional
95 is not small for a 2HBH. I use a Volkl Tour10 VE Mid which is 93'. Just practice and you will love how good your accuracy is using the smaller head.
 

phucng_10

Professional
Like everyone is saying, 95" isn't small for a 2HBH. It's probably your technique that's making you either frame the shot or making the ball fly to another court.
 

big_banger

Rookie
Hi folks,

I'm playing with a T-fight 295 but since I've chosen to use a 2hbh the headsize is much too small (95). Moreover, I'd like a extended frame, especially for serve.

Do you know the same type of frame, but extended and with a bigger headsize?
Any Babolat frame :)
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Regardless of the racquet's head size, you still need to find the sweetspot when you swing it. One frame with a certain weight and balance may swing more naturally for someone than a different one with a larger hoop.

If you happen across a frame that's easy to swing away with and lets you consistently put the ball dead center on the strings, pay attention. That may be your optimum fit and you'd be smart to measure every spec. on that racquet that you can think of so that you have a reference for any future gear search.
 

dieumyr

Rookie
The problem with my frame is that the ball is in the net or too far, I think that I need to work on that stroke. I use my left dominant hand, close feet, shoulder turn. The good point is that my 2hbh is really better when I'm moving in, attacking the ball, but it's s**t in defensive position...And it's much better "cross-court" than down the line. When I hit down the line, I tend to hit the frame
 
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fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Hmm...

That more defensive position and less deliberate swing could be messing up your contact point or something. Maybe you'd be more comfortable with a different frame - it's hard to know until after you find it, right? - but in the meantime, you could try to drill on your footwork a little so that you're getting onto your front foot and attacking the ball more often.

See if you can try your stance a little more closed for those up the line shots. You may find some of the same rotation and release that you're getting with the cross-court ball. Without the energy from my legs and hips added to my 2hbh stroke, it can go really dead in a hurry and it's harder for me to control the ball. Sort of like a push that's been dressed up a little when I arm it too much.
 

dieumyr

Rookie
Hmm...

That more defensive position and less deliberate swing could be messing up your contact point or something. Maybe you'd be more comfortable with a different frame - it's hard to know until after you find it, right? - but in the meantime, you could try to drill on your footwork a little so that you're getting onto your front foot and attacking the ball more often.

See if you can try your stance a little more closed for those up the line shots. You may find some of the same rotation and release that you're getting with the cross-court ball. Without the energy from my legs and hips added to my 2hbh stroke, it can go really dead in a hurry and it's harder for me to control the ball. Sort of like a push that's been dressed up a little when I arm it too much.
I think that my main problem comes from my footwork, I'm never really down on my knees, if I can say that, I'm always really straight (sorry I'm French).

Moreover I feel like I'm hitting the ball on the side. You know, instead of hitting the ball in front of me, I feel like hitting the ball when it is just on "my shoulder line", it feel weird. Perhaps the problem is there, I'm not situated at the right place, but it's tough to know.

The only sure thing is that when I use a bigger headsize racquet, it is easier for me on the 2hbh, ok it's not precise at all, I'm no better down the line but I feel it quit easier to hit
 

T1000

Legend
Do you hit flat of with heavy spin ?
Combo. If I'm rallying I'll go with heavy spin, but when I want to attack I'll go flat. If you can't do it, try some other racquets similar with a bigger head size, but 95 really isn't that small
 

dieumyr

Rookie
Combo. If I'm rallying I'll go with heavy spin, but when I want to attack I'll go flat. If you can't do it, try some other racquets similar with a bigger head size, but 95 really isn't that small
The problem may come from my technique, too much miss-hits I think, perhaps I'm not hitting the ball enough in front of me but too much on the side, I think I have to work on it because when I want to attack my backhand is pretty good, but when I want to rally, it is very bad
 

USERNAME

Professional
The problem may come from my technique, too much miss-hits I think, perhaps I'm not hitting the ball enough in front of me but too much on the side, I think I have to work on it because when I want to attack my backhand is pretty good, but when I want to rally, it is very bad
Ur prob pulling up to much, trying to impart too much spin causing a shank. Just takes practice to be rid of that habit. I wouldnt switch yet.
 

T1000

Legend
The problem may come from my technique, too much miss-hits I think, perhaps I'm not hitting the ball enough in front of me but too much on the side, I think I have to work on it because when I want to attack my backhand is pretty good, but when I want to rally, it is very bad
Play with your racquet some more. when you hit the ball make sure to look at the ball all the way to the racquet. i had this problem forever until my dad told me to fix it. it helped a lot and now i only miss hit on really windy days
 

dieumyr

Rookie
Play with your racquet some more. when you hit the ball make sure to look at the ball all the way to the racquet. i had this problem forever until my dad told me to fix it. it helped a lot and now i only miss hit on really windy days
No problem with that, I always look very carefully at the ball all the way to the racquet
 

USERNAME

Professional
You think the problem is that I want to put too much spin ?
When hitting a 2hbh ur off hand plays a major roll in what kind of ball u hit, to hit flatter u hold ur off hand steady thru the stroke, to hit with spin u pull up more with ur off hand with a flicking motion to brush up on the ball. U may be flicking it to early causing off center hits or (more likely) ur flicking too much, more like whipping the head up too quickly and shanking. If u want to see this flicking motion in action look at Roddicks bh when he goes for those angle passes or dippers.
 

atennisrand

Banned
This is what many people feel during their trasition to a smaller head size and trust me, aside from all the technical benifits you will recieve, you will be a million times better off with the smaller head size, thats just my thoughts but you may disagree.
 
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