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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 08:47 PM
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Re: Racket head speed of pros vs recs?

Originally Posted by out_grinder View Post
By racket head speed I'm talking literal racket head speed. Not in relation to hitting a ball. Just how fast you can physically swing a racket.

Say you swing a racket into a concrete wall and the concrete wall can somehow detect how much force you supplied on decimating the racket. You're a rec tennis player but a rec tennis player with a history in elite strength training. You threw javelin for your country. And you're up against Nadal.

My guess is that Nadal is going to hit the concrete wall about 5 - 10x harder than you with his racket.

What do you think?
My guesstimate is probably 10-30%. The big difference is that they are able to hit the ball cleanly every single time. I am not.
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