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Offline Jamesdster

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« on: February 25, 2005, 09:17:02 PM »
1.  Backhand overhead (probably abot the most difficult shot in the game)

2.  Return of serve - I occasionally hit good returns off both sides, but I (a) too often don't put the ball back in play off the serve (b) at other times I return much too short.

3.  Lobs

4.  Half Volley
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2005, 09:26:02 PM »
1. 1handed backhand ( i usually dont hit it unless the oppurtunity is prime)
2. Backhand lobs
3. volleys

As you can tell my backhand side is weak all over. My basic backhand is 2 hands and not have bad, i can generate some powere and placement but my forehand blows it away.
Its all good...

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2005, 09:33:37 PM »
Overheads -- mine are just absolutely terrible. I dont really know why...I guess it could be because my service motion is nuts...like its seriously flawwed bad, I think. I'm doin gwhat I"m supposed to when it comes to prognating (sp?) and everything but like my coach always tells me that my service elbow drops too soon in my motion (even tho my arm always fully extends during the serve). I know that's hard to understand but yeah...I think that affects my overhead motion and that's why it sucks.

Altho I did hit one good today....lol

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2005, 09:37:40 PM »
pronation (sp) is hard. I have trouble with it, i dont do it. My dad tried to incorperate it into my game when i was young and after i started to do it and got it down i broke my thumb and sprain my wrist and i had to go back to the other way if i ever wanted to play because it really messed with my wrist. and not that long later i tore ligaments or tendons in that same wrist so i gave up on it. I have a mean serve still. But im not turning pro or junior so pronation isnt a must.  Good Luck Arcforce because the serve is the first shot of every point and it counts for a lot.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2005, 09:55:09 PM »
I'm hitting with Mc Ill tomorrow, I don't plan to tell him my weakness  :whistle:
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2005, 11:00:00 PM »
Coming over returns off the backhand side.  Also, my overheads tend to suck but I still manage to get them in most of the time.  It's a shot I never practice so I never really feel confident when hitting it.  

I'll report back on Timd818's weaknesses tomorrow evening.   :)~  I kid, I kid.

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2005, 03:22:42 AM »
My serve is very bad but my overhead is non-existent.  ;>)
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2005, 07:31:12 AM »
I am with McIll on this one.  Coming over the service returns with the one handed backhand is tough.  All the singles I used to play I could just block/slice the ball back when I faced big servers.  I was pretty good at blocking it down the line or at the feet of serve and volley players.  But now in dubs that shot is much tougher, I need to get it on the rise and cut down the net man's time to poach.  I am getting better at that.  But topspining the shot is soooo tough still.  If it is a flat serve or a slice serve I can topspin it.  If it kicks, hell no, need to slice.

The backhand overhead, always a toughie.
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2005, 08:30:48 AM »
Overheads and returns, especially now when I play twice a month.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2005, 12:42:21 PM »
at the moment everything is tough for me, haven't played in a long time. My issue is getting to the ball in time!

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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2005, 03:19:55 PM »
The realy problem JJW is that you are not posting here much at all.  I hear that is very bad for your game.  Glad to see you swung by!
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2005, 03:57:45 PM »
confidence is shot since I started playing again. Have trouble to leave the house, let alone post on a tennis site!!

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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2005, 03:58:32 PM »
Heck, if you don't leave the house it gives you plenty of time. ;)
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2005, 04:04:02 PM »
I am not getting my logins until I play decently. I played ok this morning so here I am!