Regaining rhythm

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by vkartikv, May 2, 2007.

  1. vkartikv

    vkartikv Hall of Fame

    May 4, 2005
    The Gym
    I seem to have lost rhythm on my forehand. It was great for a year and it has broken down now. It is not my movement towards the ball or swing, it is the grip. I have tried to correct it but there is still no rhythm. This happened just today so I am not too concerned but what is the solution to trying to get back your stroke if your grip is the problem? Also, this happened when I was playing a relative newbie with whom I had no consistent reply/speed on the ball. Could that be the reason?
  2. Bagumbawalla

    Bagumbawalla Hall of Fame

    Jun 24, 2006
    Yes, playing against someone who allows you to develop no rhythm, can throw off your game.

    However, having said that, let's complicate things a bit.

    If someone gives you inconsistant pace/speed/depth/placement and so forth-- and it throws you off (as it would do to many people) then it means you need to work on your basics.

    If your basic mechanics/strole production/movement/anticipation.positioning are solid, then you would easily adapt to the situation/provide your own pace/get into position/stroke through the ball/and hit the ball cleanly.

    It is always easier to play against someone who hits the ball consistantly/at a good height/constant speed and so forth, but in a match an opponent will want to do the opposite and throw you off your game.

    Practice for this by having someone toss you bloopy balls, just out of reach, in awkward positions. Practice hitting them (at a medium pace) solidly back with a specific placement in mind. As you find your "rhythm" begin to hit a bit more forcefully/deep/solidly until you feel comfortable creating your own pace.

    I suspect that your whole game was thrown off slightly, not just your grip. You just focus on the grip because that is where you normally feel the good contact with the ball-- and you lost that feel because your whole game was off sightly.

    Good luck,

  3. jasoncho92

    jasoncho92 Professional

    Apr 9, 2007
    It couldve just been a bad day. So just try again later

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