This is what me crackin' forehands sounds like...

pabletion

Hall of Fame

Very short, crappy video though (some ppl just lack those important decent video shooting skills...).

I was fortunate enough to have a 1hr hitting session with my country's best player (carreer high 799 singles, 261 dobles in 2018) and it was just awesome, it felt like I played for 2 hours or more when we were finished.

Their consistency (open level players) is just amazing, so this makes the hitting session to be very intense. I mean, I can handle the pace, but every rally is very demanding, very fast paced, heavy balls and longer than I might be used to.

All of this made me have to work extra hard: move my legs much more, bounce in-between strokes and be faster on my feet. Engage my legs much more and try and use my whole body (its very common to get lazy and just "arm" the ball at times).

I focused on proper takeback and getting the ball in front all of the time, loose grip and let racquet head lag AND release.

When he worked on his volleys he asked me to not let the ball bounce two times, to step closer to the baseline (was getting lazy steppin back and was hitting a lot of balls after the 2nd bounce). This was HIGH INTENSITY hitting! Had to stay low and turn my whole body while hitting. We did this for maybe 5-8 mins and my legs were killing me afterwards!

But I did grind it for thw whole hour, its not like I have this opportunity every other day so I really made an effort. We had 10 mins to go for thwe hour and I def felt we were way beyond the hour!

I've a couple other vids unfortunately they arw very POOR in quality. We're supposed to hit again in the next couple of weeks so I,ll try and get morw footage.

Cheers!

EDIT: Here's a 2nd longer vid.

 
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2good4U

Professional
That's some crackin' good hitting.

Not sure why you're posting video here,
unless you're a glutton for punishment.
 

pabletion

Hall of Fame
Nice hitting, your partner's backhand is silky smooth. That's good hitting!
My hittin partner finished the year with an ATP RANKING of 261 in doubles, and career high 799 in singles.... he's not that bad! ;)

He's an awesome player, hopefully we'll be able to hit again before he goes on tour, and I can get better, longer footage (his slice is like a surgeon's scalpel)
 

pabletion

Hall of Fame
That's some crackin' good hitting.

Not sure why you're posting video here,
unless you're a glutton for punishment.
I guess my self esteem is just fine, and am no 15 yo who really minds what others say or think about them!

I dont mind, man. Constructive criticism welcome, trolling just rubs off of me, guess I'm pre-millenial, and I ain't offender by EVERYTHING! haha...

I love watching TTwers videos, and I like to share my vids. Wish I made more of an effort to record myself and share, I'll try to do this more often this year, not just to share with everyone, but specially to look at myself and correct/make adjustments.

Enjoy!
 

ChaelAZ

Legend

Very short, crappy video though (some ppl just lack those important decent video shooting skills...).

I was fortunate enough to have a 1hr hitting session with my country's best player (carreer high 799 singles, 261 dobles in 2018) and it was just awesome, it felt like I played for 2 hours or more when we were finished.

Their consistency (open level players) is just amazing, so this makes the hitting session to be very intense. I mean, I can handle the pace, but every rally is very demanding, very fast paced, heavy balls and longer than I might be used to.

All of this made me have to work extra hard: move my legs much more, bounce in-between strokes and be faster on my feet. Engage my legs much more and try and use my whole body (its very common to get lazy and just "arm" the ball at times).

I focused on proper takeback and getting the ball in front all of the time, loose grip and let racquet head lag AND release.

When he worked on his volleys he asked me to not let the ball bounce two times, to step closer to the baseline (was getting lazy steppin back and was hitting a lot of balls after the 2nd bounce). This was HIGH INTENSITY hitting! Had to stay low and turn my whole body while hitting. We did this for maybe 5-8 mins and my legs were killing me afterwards!

But I did grind it for thw whole hour, its not like I have this opportunity every other day so I really made an effort. We had 10 mins to go for thwe hour and I def felt we were way beyond the hour!

I've a couple other vids unfortunately they arw very POOR in quality. We're supposed to hit again in the next couple of weeks so I,ll try and get morw footage.

Cheers!

EDIT: Here's a 2nd longer vid.


Crack-a-lack'in. Nice shots and thanks for posting.

Interesting to see your partners forehand. I have a similar "flop" in my flip that I used to get grief on, but I see a lot ofgood players like him hitting just fine with it, so always encouraging.

Cheers.
 
Separation angle of the line between the shoulders and the line between the hips -

Imagine separation angle as it would be viewed from above. I see separation in your forehand. To improve your separation and its timing study a model forehand in high speed video.

Djokovic shows these angles and their timing very well. He may be too flexible and especially his trunk twist may be too stressful for many tennis players and their backs. ? Take care. I like to watch him do this in real time on TV when he wants to hit an easy incoming ball with a lot of pace. Camera view from behind. Don't view warm ups or low intensity practice as players often leave out parts of their best stroke techniques. Avoid videos from the time that his elbow was injured and his performance was down. I did not check the posting dates of the videos below.

Video #1

Video #2

Video #3

Video #4. Camera view from behind. For this shot the use of his left leg for hip rotation shows. Is that a common technique that he uses to turn his hips?

For your forehand you should be doing side-by-side high speed video comparisons. Kinovea is a great video analysis tool. It is free, open source and easy to use.

Study also how closed the racket face is at impact. Tennisspeed has an article on Djokovic's forehand with some excellent illustrations of how closed the racket face is during the stroke and after impact. You need a side camera view with the racket face closed angle shown at impact in high speed video.

The biomechanical point of separation is that it stretches trunk muscles that can be used for forward turn of the uppermost body, the shoulder girdle. Watch how Djokovic's shoulder girdle may turn around the area of his head/neck/upper spine. And his pelvis turns. See Video #2.
 
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