Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by JackB1, Dec 20, 2010.
bro - don't try to swing the youtek.
swing the you-arm instead.
huh? is that supposed to help?
yes. it's the magic pill.... try that, you be amazed.
No offense, but I know I should be swinging with my body leading my arm, instead of all-arm, but it's easier said than done. I am working on that, along with my balance and trying to use the legs/core more.
p.s. I posted a couple more and added them onto the post a few threads back.
watch youtube clemshaw's video on 'arms falling' with the anology of 'pushing kid on a swing'....
You already know how to do it, just need to see the right picture.
Actually its easier done than said...no joke
Your swing path is fine you just dont turn your shoulders which makes you arm the ball.
Go out and see good people hit live. Watch their upperbody and compare it to yours. Also watch their foot placement and compare that to what you do.
On that forehand, I would slightly open the stance (feet more parallel with the baseline), and/or bring that right foot around more on the follow through, or you may start getting some back problems (a lot of twisting at the end)
On the backhand, hit through the ball more with more extension forward before finishing. On a lot of strokes, you are really finishing the stroke early (causing deceleration at contact to lose power)
When you say "bring the right foot around on the follow thru", do you mean pivot the foot or actually hop forward with the right foot so you end up with both feet aligned like you would if you were just standing?
I agree that I sometimes cutoff my follow thru and don't extend forward before looping up and around. It's something I have been working on.
If you use less arm and more shoulder and body turn, I about guarantee you will not have to worry as much about tennis elbow again. The reason you were getting it before is that you arm the ball a lot.
How exactly do I get myself to "use less arm". I can say it all day, but how do I put it into practice?
Work on turning your body more and facing the side,this includes your feet. You are not turning your body enough. You also need to transfer your body into the shot and not just the racquet.
I think this is what Dozu was saying as well.
This is good advice also using the open stance, it may be beneficial for you to put most weight on your right foot. It helps you put weight into the shot. This is only my opinion though and it may not work for all
he talked about 'heavy dead arms' falling with gravity and centrifugal force. and body instinctively 'get out of the way' of the arms.
in tennis you do need a higher take back to feel the initial free fall (OP your take back is too low)
Here is a example of a big free fall of the arm to the waist area, where he started to apply the big juice.
hope the above helps.
also - something i posted before.
how much hit to apply
I hope these help developing players understand how the big heavy arm/racket unit's movement is initiated by gravity, and the hand applies a little hitting motion thru impact.
Definately better Jack. Your alignment is better. In the above video, in most cases, the posture is better, and no lunging right. Again, keep working on "finding" proper position on the ball with your right foot.
Thanks. I am glad I did the video because I never realized how off balance I was a lot of the time. I need to keep working on balance and ball position and
also use my legs and lower body more.
Well I agree. Probably the next step, is trying to "load" a little better. As you establish your right foot position you need to sink/bend a little better (vertical load) and turn more (horizontal wind/load). This is what Power Player was alluding to. Again, much better.
Thanks. I will try that next time
good vids Jack! If you ever wanna hit at pga, let me know
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