Unfinished look of my strokes

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by fastdunn, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

    Feb 19, 2004
    Here goes somewhat long story for subtle things(warning :) )
    I recently hit with my old friend and he mentioned
    that I always had strokes with somewhat reluctant finish.
    Although he mentioned that I now seem to have much more
    stronger follow thru (and I'm improved of course),
    I realized I still have strokes with somewhat unfinished looks
    (via video my girl friend took).

    I'm no beginner and I have been told that I have good smooth
    forms by couple of coaches. But I realized my old friend is not
    only one who gave me such a comment. Couple of other firends
    told me that I look like I hit reluctantly, I realized.

    I don't think it's because my strokes are not matured enough
    or I don't have enough confidence. I think it's a type of habit
    developed over the years. Non of my coaches I had private
    lessons with, told me to fix it. But I'm wondering if this is a bad
    thing that I'd be better off by consciously fixing it.
    I have somewhat flat strokes and I wonder it is related to that.
    Anyone has swings/strokes with unfinished look ?
  2. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

    Feb 19, 2004
    Hard to answer this question without seeing you hit. It could be that the coaches saw nothing wrong with your swing. Topspin is accomplished simply from a low to high swing. YOu probably have more of a level or slight upward swing when you meet the ball.

    I am not quite sure about the term "reluctant". Does that mean you hit late? Does it mean you prepare late and swing quickly. Try posting a video as an example so we can help you. I doubt there is anything wrong.

    Have you tried to use the form I was talking about awhile ago? You should be understanding it by now. You also should be hitting with topspin if you stuck with it.
  3. fjgarciap

    fjgarciap Rookie

    May 26, 2004
    Maybe you have a short or medium swing and are using a game improvement racquet. Trying a more head light, balanced and heavy stick strung at a relative high tension would force you to develop a long swing (more racquet head acceleration, & long follow-thru).
  4. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

    Feb 19, 2004
    Thanks guys for inputs.
    I think I just have bigger backswing than follow thru.
    I do hit my forehand notoriously(?) late...

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