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One hand topspin backhand

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timo K Dec 25, 2011. 13 Replies

I've never had a good offensive backhand - the two-hander was always awkward and ineffective, so I mastered a slice. This is useful for rallies, but worthless as any offensive tactic. I've finally…Continue

how do i become a tennis coach?

Started this discussion. Last reply by CoachV - William Vazquez Nov 3, 2011. 8 Replies

I've already given lessons to one of my friends and I've taken her from square 1 to about 3.0-3.5. I did it for free...but I'd like to do this as a part-time job. How do I get a job as a coach? For…Continue

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Jun 13, 2012
Kevin O'Hara commented on Michael's group 'SF Valley'
"Hey guys. I'm a 5.0+ player when I'm in game shape, but I'm not quite there. So looking for 4.0-5.5 players, definitely want to play a 3 setter! 559-905-0350 (Studio City)"
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Feb 16, 2012
Timo K replied to Kevin O'Hara's discussion 'One hand topspin backhand'
"Hey, I agree on you on the loading. You want to show your back to the net when you load the one-handed backhand. Otherwise it won't work like it should. Good tip!"
Dec 25, 2011
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Dec 19, 2011
Kevin O'Hara replied to Tony's discussion '4.5/5 Players- Let's hit!' in the group Westside L.A. Tennis
"I live in the valley, but work at UCLA. I could potentially hit at UCLA some times. I'm probably around a 5.0 player at the moment Kevin 559.905.0350"
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Nov 28, 2011
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Kevin O'Hara's discussion 'One hand topspin backhand'
"agreed."
Nov 6, 2011
Tim Prapong replied to Kevin O'Hara's discussion 'One hand topspin backhand'
"No, if you understand how to compact the topspin drive, you don't have to have a fancy name to hit topspin/flat the majority of the time. Also, knowing open stance backhands and on the run backhand footwork helps. Watch the pros you mention…"
Nov 6, 2011
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Kevin O'Hara's discussion 'One hand topspin backhand'
"I rarely slice backhands,  I hit all my backhands. Please Read my Five words tennis players dont know on my Group CoachVtopranktennis"
Nov 6, 2011
Tim Prapong replied to Kevin O'Hara's discussion 'One hand topspin backhand'
"I don't know if you're replying to me, John. But I don't have them make steps. Instead, I have them balance on their right leg and I put the feed right where they need to focus, hitting at ten o' clock. Yes, standing backwards…"
Nov 4, 2011
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Kevin O'Hara's discussion 'One hand topspin backhand'
"Tim you have figured out some of the other issues with backhands. but standing backwards fixes Time-ing, and balance as well. CoachV tennis tip: all backhands are hit off of 1 foot. if you are righty then its the right foot. lefty left"
Nov 3, 2011
John Spoerl replied to Kevin O'Hara's discussion 'One hand topspin backhand'
"I find this strange. The student's have time to adjust their feet including the extra two steps necessary to turn around before your "short feed" gets to them? Seems like an unnecessary trick because obviously you wont have time to…"
Nov 3, 2011
Tim Prapong replied to Kevin O'Hara's discussion 'One hand topspin backhand'
"Well, facing the back fence is a good way to line the torso and chest. I can see that working out because facing the back fence forces that to happen. This is probably the hardest part, along with the heel to toe weight shift forward. Visibility of…"
Nov 3, 2011
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Kevin O'Hara's discussion 'One hand topspin backhand'
"Im not joking. this is how I teach backhands double & Single. Im not going into the Tricks/secrets of why it is....but the start is completely backwards. & then if you can hit it over that way the rest is easy. Like Brainless easy."
Nov 3, 2011
John Spoerl replied to Kevin O'Hara's discussion 'One hand topspin backhand'
"I guess I can't tell when coach V is joking or not anymore. Face the back fence? He might as well stand on his head too"
Nov 3, 2011

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Studio City, CA
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I am a recent UCLA grad...I work two jobs, as a writer/editor/salesman for a fish co, and as a caterer. I plan on going to law school in 2012.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Sam Querrey, John Isner, Roger Federer
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Pretty damn good, NTRP 5.0, NTRP 5.5, If tennis is on TV - I am watching
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rightie, trixter, slicer, singles player, acer, one-hander, gamer, top-spinner, all courter
My favorite local courts:
UCLA, Moorpark/beeman park in Studio City
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At 12:28am on January 3, 2012, jerry louis said…
hey kevin, I hope that we can play 1 of these days. I like to play at balboa park, sherman oaks park, or encino park. I would however travel outside the area of these parks if it's not too far. my phone number is 8182218492. thanks, I'll talk to you later.
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