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03-10-2008 05:56 PM
akybo
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

1)Forehand on high topspin balls,when I dont have time to take them before they jump too high.
2)Balls that are coming to slow and I begin to think a lot how should I hit it or where should I put it If it comes fast I have no problem as I dont have time to think.
02-07-2008 02:38 PM
Bernard Black
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

Smash - mediocre at best. I can't put them away with much power - bizarre since I have a relatively big serve, so I tend to just slice them into the space now. Annoys the hell out of my opponents who think I'm playing safe, but seriously, it's all I can do!

Backhand drive - similar to a number of posters here, I have an inconsistent single-hander. Great for passing shots, even better than my forehand...but useless in a baseline rally where I more often than not mis-time it if I go for it. Thank god I have a good slice!
02-03-2008 05:38 AM
HKz
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

2nd serves. I have a decent kick serve but it just sits there and my opponent can easily take advantage if he sees it, so I try to mix up my second serves throwing in slices and some flats, but it drops my 2nd serve percentage. The worst is when I need the 2nd serve to stay in a game/set/match.
01-11-2008 12:41 AM
Ophidian
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

backhand are my worst but it since I went to a 2 hand backhand it's been a lot better.
11-27-2007 11:48 PM
Kolya
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

My volleys suck, Davydenko style!!!
11-26-2007 01:16 AM
GlennMirnyi
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

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Originally Posted by stebs View Post
Second serve always bad and FH from deep. I like FH's inside the court where you can whip them to the corners and come to net but deep FH's I simply suck at, I put them too short and not enough spin.
Have you tried bending your knees to a really high degree and just unleash all your energy into the ball?
11-25-2007 08:48 PM
Horatio Caine
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

Serve.

I've had patellar tendonitis for 2 years (have yet to fully recover) and I've basically lost my serve, in the meantime. I'm now serving like Coria...can't get it into court, and have totally lost confidence in my knees and my ability (or lack of it) to get any serves in.
11-25-2007 06:42 PM
stebs
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

Second serve always bad and FH from deep. I like FH's inside the court where you can whip them to the corners and come to net but deep FH's I simply suck at, I put them too short and not enough spin.
11-24-2007 12:58 AM
Aerion
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

My volleys are worthless. They quickly find out if I'm at the net, all they have to do is hit it to me about three times and I'll mishit it. I guarantee..........
11-23-2007 11:31 PM
Lacabra
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

My smash. I'm okay if I let it bounce.
11-23-2007 04:43 AM
Jimnik
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

Either my volleys or my overhead smash. Both are extremely dodgy.
11-23-2007 01:34 AM
Goldy
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

I've got to say guys (and girls) the best tip i can give anyone on their strokes (esp backhand) is to work on their footwork.

Over the years of coaching and training that I have done with players of all levels, it is really obvious that the people that have good quick feet get into position sooner and better than those who have slow or lazy feet.

Think about it, how many times do you hit a good shot when you have had to move/run for the ball and how many times have you hit a duff shot when the ball has been coming straight too you?

Lazy feet means bad positioning so much so the ATP stats are that over 70% of the unforced errors on the tour are down to poor footwork - FACT!

I feel that all people would play better tennis at the beginning of their tennis carrers if the worked a bit on their footwork.

I feel so strong about this issue that I have written a special report about footwork at http://www.footwork4tennis.com check it out!
11-05-2007 09:18 AM
Mike Kim
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

My worst stroke is my serve, I struggle to keep it deep and also get a lot of pace off it. I very rarely hit aces, and I'm continually having to work hard on my service games. My main problem is the second serve, its terrible
11-04-2007 02:53 PM
GlennMirnyi
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

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Originally Posted by stebs View Post


I am lucky enough to have a one-handed BH as my stronger wing and I could keep it in play all day if that was the nature of my game but I can never go BH to BH for too long without teeing off up the line. Of course I am missing those shots more than I am making them as well. Still, I am playing for fun and I have more fun going for the shot and missing than I do grinding out points.
Yeah, me too. When I'm obliged to go BH to BH I either try to slice and close the net or run around the backhand and try to force a forehand winner somewhere. I just can't stand endless rallies.
11-04-2007 02:25 PM
stebs
Re: Whats Your worst stroke?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GlennMirnyi View Post
And the good part of being a one-hander is exactly how much more natural the slice comes to us than to two-handers.

Yeah, when I'm able to hit more than 7-8 shots BH to BH I ask myself how I managed to do it (I play on clay almost always).


I am lucky enough to have a one-handed BH as my stronger wing and I could keep it in play all day if that was the nature of my game but I can never go BH to BH for too long without teeing off up the line. Of course I am missing those shots more than I am making them as well. Still, I am playing for fun and I have more fun going for the shot and missing than I do grinding out points.
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