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08-15-2009 09:34 PM
HKz
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

Uh, that fakeout dropshot forehand slice would be a really nice shot to have. Problem is, aside from the top players in the region, no one ever really tries to guess where the next shot is going even when it is really obvious so it makes faking the dropshot useless because they chae the ball where it ends up going anyways.

Also having a twist serve would be really nice. My kick serves are eaten alive ALL DAY. Damn you players who take the ball early.
08-15-2009 01:16 AM
JM-Del-Potro
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

Kick serve. And maybe sliced backhand,even if sometimes I do it very well
08-10-2009 12:36 AM
BiggieB
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

hehe being a beginner. Backhand, serve, slice. My forehand is my best shot but poor at best. I have find that I am decent at net naturally tough
08-09-2009 12:48 AM
Gaudio2004
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

Would love to be able to hit a great kick serve.
08-04-2009 07:20 AM
Ilovetheblues_86
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

Backhand volley is hard.
08-03-2009 08:07 PM
TheWall
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

My serve is atrocious.

Until a few months ago it was so bad that I decided to serve underhand, I used to miss like every third 2nd serve. These days it's much better, but it's still my biggest weakness, fortunately I have a a good return of serve.
06-28-2009 03:32 AM
straitup
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

Haha lots of things...my overhead is awful, and my serve isn't much better. Also, approach shots for me are a bit of an adventure...I tend to lift up on them too much, causing a frame, or I'll hit them long.
06-27-2009 02:59 AM
Chiakifug
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

Hmm, not sure really. I dont feel confident with overheads at all so i tend to just let them drop before putting them away. Another is the half volley. Sometimes im able to pull it off perfectly but most of the time cant do it.
06-25-2009 05:03 PM
Johnny Groove
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

Backhand drive return of serve. I tend to slice it a lot (or run around and smack a quality forehand), but my slice is usually floaty and can if my opponent closes the net, I'm in trouble.

My backhand in rallies is far too hit or miss as well, and my serve is as consistent as Safin

Another thing I want to work on is my net play. Far too often I'll set up the point nicely with some sick forehand angles and close the net with an open court to volley into, only to dump it into the net
06-25-2009 02:34 PM
rexman
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

My backhand is pretty poor when someone doesn't give me pace. Give me pace and I can hit it every direction, angle it, whatever, but give me no pace and it will land no further than the service line 80% of the time.
05-07-2009 07:45 AM
Laba
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

At the moment, first serve.
05-06-2009 01:51 AM
Angle Queen
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

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Originally Posted by Serenidad View Post
Watch Hingis tapes. Her slice overhead is legendary. It was never hit hard but the slice and placement often won the point.
Not much of a WTA fan here...and even less so of Hingis.

But I'll try to youTube some of her stuff.

I will say this though: I got the rare chance to play against my hitting/mentoring partner the other day...and had several OH winners against him...on his side. While he was disappointed he lost the point, afterwards, he shared how pleased he was that I'd taken his tutoring to heart.
05-05-2009 03:02 PM
SaFed2005
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

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Originally Posted by TidusZidane View Post
Trying to.

I think it's mostly that I'm trying to hit the perfect approach shot each time to compensate for the lack of confidence in my net game at the moment, and just end up rushing it and overplaying it. We'll see though, I think it just needs a small adjustment. I'm always happier over-hitting shots than dumping them into the bottom of the net - that just crushes your confidence.
I know how you feel. I do the same exact thing on my approach shots to compensate for my terrible volleys. Unfortunately for me I hit some really crap volleys even when I hit really good approach shots. Even though my volleys are trash, I still try to get to the net more often than not because I am very impatient when I play someone consistent from the baseline. If I had a bit more patient I can hit against them shot to shot from the baseline but I just really have issues with my patience.
05-05-2009 12:00 PM
Bernard Black
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

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Originally Posted by SaFed2005 View Post
Are you knifing the ball down?
Trying to.

I think it's mostly that I'm trying to hit the perfect approach shot each time to compensate for the lack of confidence in my net game at the moment, and just end up rushing it and overplaying it. We'll see though, I think it just needs a small adjustment. I'm always happier over-hitting shots than dumping them into the bottom of the net - that just crushes your confidence.
05-04-2009 02:53 AM
SaFed2005
Re: Shots you DON'T have in your arsenal

Quote:
Originally Posted by TidusZidane View Post
Backhand slice approach has deserted me at the moment, keep hitting the damn thing six feet long!
Are you knifing the ball down?
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