Since you gave me those backhand clips of hewitt, the drills, and the analogies to focus on when hitting my backhand, it has improved tremendously, going from a stroke that would be a pushing shot that I would hit inconsistently and short to a solid and reliable groundstroke(i still have much work to do). My agility and footwork have improved all around(i've been doing 20-40 minutes of the jump rope drills daily). I played against a very solid lefty 5.0 today(the highest ranked player i've played in a year) who used to be top 10 in the Southwest juniors, and I split set with him 5-7,6-3(i was up 5-3 in the first set, but he was pounding his shots and went lights out with them for 4 games in a row, though I lost 5 set points, 2 by inches :shock: ). He was attacking my backhand the entire match, and because of your tips(namely extending through the shot, using my legs, and not wristing the ball), I was able to hit confidently and stay in and win some long and heavy points on backhand to his forehand rallies. You truly are an asset to this board, and I now have confidence in my ability to not get destroyed whil trying to walk onto NYU's d3 tennis team(if they let me try-out). Thank you so much.